Who We Are
Who We Are
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Founder & Consulting Analyst
Arun Taneja is the Founder, President and Consulting Analyst of the Taneja Group, an analyst and consulting group focused on storage and storage-centric server technologies. From late 2000 to early 2003 he was a Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Storage Group, an analyst group focused on storage technologies. He has 25 years experience in the industry specifically in the areas of Servers, Operating systems, File Systems, Storage Area Networks, Network Attached Storage, FC, iSCSI and InfiniBand, Clustering and Storage Management Software (backup/restore, replication, snapshot, SRM, virtualization, etc.).
Arun has held various executive level positions in marketing and engineering with companies like Sun Microsystems, IBM, Data General, Vixel and Andataco. He specializes in identifying technologies that have disruptive market potential and assisting companies with market positioning and strategy. He works with a number of VC’s in assessing technologies (FC, iSCSI, InfiniBand and others) and companies. He speaks often at trade shows, customer and industry events and writes on technology trends and implications for IT in the mid to large enterprises. He is frequently quoted in the press as an industry expert in storage networking. Arun holds a Bachelor’s in Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MSEE and MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Senior Analyst & Consultant
Jeff brings to Taneja Group more than 20 years of marketing and operational experience at a variety of infrastructure software, systems and semiconductor companies. He focuses on all flavors of virtualization and the cloud, and also covers the intersection of these technologies with various types of storage, including Fibre Channel and iSCSI based SANs. Jeff advises clients on issues ranging from product and competitive positioning to messaging and go-to-market initiatives, and helps companies to work through challenging product and technology transitions. Prior to joining Taneja Group, Jeff spent five years as Vice President of Marketing and later Vice President of Corporate Strategy at VMware, a leading provider of virtual infrastructure software acquired by EMC in 2004. Earlier in his career, Jeff held senior management positions at DG Systems, Dataquest, MIPS, and HP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard.
Sr. Analyst / Director – Lab Validation Services
Jeff joins Taneja Group from a broad background of hands-on operational IT management and infrastructure engineering, bringing to the group over 20 years of deep experience within the trenches of practicing IT. Jeff’s experience crosses the gamut of operational IT encompassing IT governance, operations management, project management, infrastructure architecture, SAN engineering, and process re-engineering in financial, healthcare, professional services, and government sectors. Following a position as a director of an infrastructure and application consulting practice at CIBER, Jeff most recently worked as an IT Manager with a special focus on storage management at the City of Mesa, near Phoenix, Arizona. Today, Jeff performs analyst work for the Taneja Group and coordinates the Technology Validation Service, designed to objectively evaluate storage solutions in the real world.
Don has worked on the underpinnings of technology and datacenter operations for both public and private sectors for the past 20 years and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Western International University. Drawing on past job experience that has covered a wide range of operating systems, programming languages, databases, network and storage equipment he adds to Taneja Group the hands on skills necessary for the Technology Validation Service. Just prior to joining Taneja Group Don served a local government in Arizona filling not only their Unix and Oracle database needs but also enhanced technology visibility by webifying operational metrics. Don currently enjoys applying these skills on Taneja Group's technology validation exercises.
Senior Analyst & Consultant
Mike brings to Taneja Group over 20 years experience in managing and marketing IT datacenter solutions particularly at the nexus of performance, capacity and virtualization. Currently he is focused on IT optimization for virtualization and convergence across servers, storage and networks, especially to handle the requirements of mission-critical applications, Big Data analysis, and the next generation data center. Mike has a deep understanding of systems management, IT operations, and solutions marketing to help drive architecture, messaging, and positioning initiatives. He has previously worked at a senior level in services, marketing, and product management at a diverse portfolio of companies ranging from large enterprises like Dell Storage and BMC, to successful startups like BGS and Akorri (acquired by NetApp), and was most recently a CTO/co-founder of a social media startup applying machine learning to augment human capability. He started out in IT implementing highly secure networks for federal agencies after proudly serving as a USAF intelligence officer in Desert Storm. Mike received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Christine brings over a decade of industry and communications expertise to the Taneja Group. She has researched and written extensively on the role of technology in eDiscovery, compliance and governance, and information management. She specializes in taking complex technical concepts and clarifying them for technical and non-technical readers. Christine previously served as a systems administrator for Avery Dennison’s Scientific Computing division. From there she entered technical journalism as a senior editor for Computer Technology Review and served as editor-in-chief of Storage Management Solutions. As a marketing communications consultant, she worked with companies like EMC and CommVault. Christine received her BA from Westmont College and her MA from Fuller.
Client Relations Manager
Tara is the Client Relations Manager for Taneja Group. She is the primary interface to clients and future clients. She manages the office, handles all the event coordination and helps with website content and marketing efforts. She also assists analysts with research projects and accounting. Tara has a BS in Business Management from Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA. and has been with Taneja Group since early 2003.
Nevin interacts daily with clients, prospects, public relations, and press. He manages client accounts, the Taneja Group website, contributes to Taneja Group sales and marketing efforts, leads the Taneja Group social media campaign, and assists with analyst projects and research. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA degree in Environmental Sciences. He has been with Taneja Group since May of 2008.
Ryan has been with Taneja Group since April 2013. He assists with business administrative tasks, including scheduling, event coordinating, and client relations. He also assists with website content management and social media support. Ryan previously worked for TJX Companies, UBM Channel, and the Cumberland Gulf Group. He is currently enrolled at Quinsigamond Community College and is a candidate for graduation in 2014.