Analyst Profile

Dave Russell

Dave Russell

VP Distinguished Analyst

10 years at Gartner ,  25 years IT industry
Tucson, AZ USA

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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage - Competitive Positioning
  • Servers & Storage


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


B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona