Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Cerebrata Story – Marketing

In the previous post about Cloud Storage Studio, I walked you through our experience about building a product and making it commercially available. Now we were left with a gigantic task – How to market the product? In this post I will talk about what all things we did for marketing our products … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story–Cloud Storage Studio

In the last post about our Cloud Storage Studio/e product, I mentioned how we stopped working on that product in favor of a desktop based product. In this blog post, I will write some details about building a product which turned out to be the flagship product for Cerebrata – Cloud Storage … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story–Cloud Storage Studio/e

In the last post about Cerebrata, I spoke about our first product Omega.SDSClient and how in a period of 4 months that product completed it’s lifecyle. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/06/05/cerebrata-story-omega-sdsclient/. In the post, I will continue from where we left … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story-Omega.SDSClient

So we had a product (Omega.MSSQL) which can be used to manage SQL Server databases through a browser based interface. Around the time I came back to India, Microsoft announced Windows Azure and one of the component there was SQL Data Services (SDS, code named Sitka). It was presented as SQL Server … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story-First Few Months

It was July 2008 and I was back in India with absolutely no clue as to what I will be doing. I didn’t even had an office at that time. Had absolutely no clue as to how I am going to hire, and even if I am going to hire folks,  what will they be working on. The only sane thing at that time from work … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story–Return To India

This post is for all my friends settled abroad and harboring the wish to return to India. I don’t mean to preach or encourage or influence them in any way to come to India. It’s a very personal and important decision considering how much time you have spent abroad. I just want to share my … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story – A Prologue

Before we start talking about my experience running this company, let me share some of my experiences before Cerebrata which led to some of the decisions I made when we built products at Cerebrata. Not very many folks know but back in the dot com boom era, me and a friend of mine started a company … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story

In case this is your first time on my blog or you haven’t had a chance to go through my self-gloating “About” page , I started Cerebrata in Udaipur a few years ago. Built a few products (successful I might say) and then sold the company (or rather products and IP) to Red Gate last year (2011). I … [Read more...]