Analyst Profile

Carl Claunch

Carl Claunch

VP Distinguished Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  45 years industry experience
Los Altos, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Carl Claunch leads Gartner research into high-performance computing, providing advice and insights to users, buyers, technology providers and investors. He focuses on a broad range of timeframes, from current trends and practices to long-range technologies and transformations a decade or two in the future. Mr. Claunch's other responsibilities include business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and best practices, as well as forward-looking research into technologies and trends for the general server space, to help identify discontinuities and transitions.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


Previous Experience

Mr. Claunch has 42 years of experience in the high-technology area. Prior to joining Gartner, he spent 18 years working at a major vendor in a variety of marketing, product line management, product management and planning roles. He has worked for IT using organizations in fields such as banking and manufacturing, as well as working for vendors and as a consultant.

Professional Background

Hitachi Data Systems, Director (Product Marketing, Program Management, Others), 18 years
Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Assistant Manager, 5 years