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
Servers & Storage - Competitive Positioning
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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What Is the Value of a Software-Defined Data Center? 10-Sep-2014 Donna Scott, Dave Russell, Joe Skorupa, Philip Dawson, Neil MacDonald
Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances 31-Jul-2014 Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell, Jimmie Chang
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances 16-Jun-2014 Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen
Market Share Analysis: Enterprise Distributed System Backup/Recovery Software Market, Worldwide, 2013 14-May-2014 Jin-Sik Yim, Dave Russell, Jie Zhang
Vendor Rating: NetApp 13-May-2014 Alan Dayley, Pushan Rinnen, Joseph Unsworth, Dave Russell, Tiffani Bova, Andrew Neff, Stanley Zaffos, Andrew Butler, Roger W. Cox, Gene Ruth