Analyst Profile
Lydia Leong
Lydia Leong
VP Distinguished Analyst
Arlington, VA USA
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Years of Experience
14 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Networking & Communications Services

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Roles and Responsibilities
Lydia Leong is a VP Distinguished Analyst in the Technology and Service Provider group at Gartner. Her coverage is focused on cloud computing, particularly infrastructure as a service (IaaS), along with platform as a service (PaaS) as it intersects IaaS, but she also follows data centers, hosting, content delivery networks (CDNs) and other Internet infrastructure services. Because cloud computing is reshaping the IT landscape, her research covers a broad range of topics related to the transformation of IT organizations, data centers and technology providers. She works primarily with IT organizations, but she also produces strategic and quantitative research targeted at service providers, vendors and investors. She was Gartner's Analyst of the Year in 2010.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Leong held various technical and management positions in the Internet industry, including director of server engineering at Excite@Home and director of product engineering and operations at Digex/Intermedia Communications. Her prior roles have included product management, systems architecture, large-scale data center operations (including DevOps-style operations), and product development.
Professional Background
Excite@Home, Director, Server Engineering, 1 year
Digex, Director, Product Engineering and Operations, 3 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2010
Gartner Thought Leadership award, 2008 and 2010
Gartner Quantitative Research Excellence award, 2009
"Cool Site of the Day," 29 October 1994
Computer Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Completed graduate courses in Computer Systems Management, University of Maryland's Graduate School of Management and Technology

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Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 27-Aug-2014 Lydia Leong
Technology Overview for Content Delivery Network Services 23-Jul-2014 Lydia Leong
Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America 15-Jul-2014 Douglas Toombs, Lydia Leong, Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, Bob Gill
Report Highlight for Market Trends: Cloud IaaS Providers Expand Into PaaS, 2014 14-Jul-2014 Lydia Leong
Market Trends: Cloud IaaS Providers Expand Into PaaS, 2014 14-Jul-2014 Lydia Leong