In an age where everything has turned out to be data-centric, it becomes essential to safeguard data and work on its storage solutions. For such a massive voluminous data in circulation, organisations need to have a perfect storage capacity too. In recent years, data has gained its own heights empowering management, storage, security and analytics across the cloud.
Tarmin Inc is a company which unlocks the value of data as a strategic business enabler, delivering a massively scalable, transparent and unified approach for consistent data management, storage, retention, security, search and analytics across cloud and traditional storage infrastructure.
Tarmin provides next-generation data management, storage, and infrastructure solutions focused on data accessibility and overcoming barriers associated with growing data volumes to make informed business decisions in real-time. The power of its solution is its flexible and extensible grid architecture which captures data streams from distributed devices or other sources within a scalable platform, consolidating data across the enterprise and providing real-time analysis and responsiveness for improved insights.
The company offers its flagship Data Management Platform “Tarmin GridBank” which empowers organizations to store, protect and gain value from data as a competitive business asset, no matter its size, location or cost by uniting application, information and storage tiers into a single, integrated data centric management architecture.
Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin is a visionary entrepreneur and strategic executive manager with more than 20 years’ experience in creating dynamic solutions for enterprises. Shahbaz serves as the public face of Tarmin and brings the vigor and experience of a seasoned entrepreneur with a history of successful companies. Shahbaz today oversees all core business activities, including marketing, partnership development and sales at Tarmin. Shahbaz is the creator of the company’s award-winning GridBank product.
Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Shahbaz worked for both innovative startups and market-leading companies that include Invensys, Alcatel-Lucent, Mastercard and Mondex. He played a key role in the acquisition of Mondex which, at the time, was the largest ever acquisition of a European startup company.
Shahbaz holds a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from London Southbank University and has completed a Ph.D. course of study in Software Requirements Engineering from the Open University.
Big Data Disruption Driving Innovation
Shahbaz believes technologies like IoT, big data and cloud computing are disruptive and are the next steps in creating widespread connectivity. First, it was the internet, then it was phones and tablets and soon everyday items will be connected and change the way we live, work and operate as a society. By increasing connectivity, the growth in data will continue to skyrocket and unveil trends in consumer behavior, buying habits, improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, while increasing the competitive advantage. “Organizations with easily accessible data can act quicker, making data-informed decisions and beating out the competition while remaining focused on their core business. This digital revolution has forced organizations across all industries to change the way they operate, shifting them towards data-centric operations,” he said.
Master Plan of Transformation
Innovation is driving the growth of data in new forms, at faster speeds, and organizations are paralyzed by this overwhelming amount of information that is often trapped, siloed and difficult to manoeuvre. Tarmin transforms enterprises from simply storing data which leads to risks, and increased costs to modernizing the way organizations store, manage and utilize the data and its content through a data-centric platform. Tarmin consolidates data across all sources, where it gets cleaned for accuracy and integrity and then presents the data in real-time, delivering value to the customer.
Channelizing Focus Towards Target Market
The company targets industries characterized by high and accelerated data growth that is driving up costs, stringent compliance regulations that are increasing data related risks and industries that have a growing need to gain value from their large data repositories. While GridBank is suitable for any data-intensive industries, Tarmin’s core markets are Financial Services, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Education, and more recently Media, Telco, the Public Sector and Pharma and Life Sciences. Tarmin has built two routes to market, specifically global accounts focused on large scale deals and through the channel by focusing on partners and MSPs.
Awards & Recognitions
Tarmin is proud of the awards and recognition it has received for its company performance and innovative technology over the years. The company has received numerous awards. Some of the notable ones include:
• CV Tech Innovator Award 2016
• CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendor Award
• 2014 CIO 100 Awards
• CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendor Award
Towards a Data-Driven Future
Shahbaz states the need to gain insights from data is becoming the number one priority and a major c-suite executive investment driver. Tarmin’s approach focuses on the value of data and employs technologies that extract full content and index metadata, at the time of ingestion and integration. GridBank enables the unification of data stores, creating virtualized storage pools of data which reside on storage that is determined based on the value of data, and the performance, protection, and frequency of data access during its lifecycle. “This approach enables organizations to gain real-time data insights while maximizing value and minimizing costs,” he added.