Analyst Profile
Dave Russell
Dave Russell
VP Distinguished Analyst
Tucson, AZ USA
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Years of Experience
9 years at Gartner
25 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Servers & Storage

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Roles and Responsibilities
Dave Russell is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, where his research focus is on storage strategies and technologies, with an emphasis on backup/recovery (including data deduplication, virtual tape libraries [VTLs] and continuous data protection [CDP]), snapshot and replication, SSD/flash optimization software, software-defined storage (SDS) and storage management. Mr. Russell covers both distributed and mainframe storage solutions. In addition, he covers the overall storage capabilities and portfolios of many of the industry's top providers.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development as a software engineer in mainframe storage and as a manager of product development, architecture and strategy teams for distributed systems storage solutions.
Professional Background
IBM, Program Director for Technical Strategy, 15 years
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona

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Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2014 15-Apr-2014 Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran, Gene Ruth, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos
2014 Strategic Road Map for Storage 24-Mar-2014 Rakesh Kumar, Dave Russell, Stanley Zaffos
Pragmatic Storage Solutions for the Midmarket 11-Mar-2014 Valdis Filks, Dave Russell, Mike Cisek
Consider These Two Antidotes for Your Small-Business Storage Needs 03-Mar-2014 Valdis Filks, Dave Russell, Mike Cisek
Cloud, Modernization and Staffing Challenges Top I&O Leader Concerns 20-Feb-2014 Mike Chuba, Dave Russell