VP Distinguished Analyst
20 years at Gartner
44 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Andrew Butler is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Since joining Gartner in 1997, his focus has evolved to now encompass the market and technology trends for server technologies and infrastructure convergence, including processors, operating system evolution, architectures, platforms and vendor strategies. Mr. Butler is also the Lead Analyst for Red Hat (having held this position previously for Cisco and HP). He authors the Magic Quadrant on integrated systems and introduced the new Magic Quadrant on modular servers in early 2015. He also authors the two Market Clocks on servers and is closely involved in Gartner's growing research coverage on integrated systems, hyperconvergence and software-defined anything (SDx).
Areas of Coverage
- Servers & Storage
Andrew Butler's Recent Gartner Activity
Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure, 2017
Cool Vendors for Compute Platforms, 2017
SWOT: Dell EMC, Data Center Infrastructure Business, Worldwide
Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, he worked for HP for 14 years in the U.K. and Germany, most recently as European marketing manager for midrange Unix servers. His period of employment at HP also included channel marketing, European and worldwide product management roles for messaging and imaging software products, and a consulting role in the professional services organization. His previous industry experience includes software development on IBM midrange computers for Altergo, a leading U.K. software developer during the 1980s, as well as programming and systems analysis roles on IBM mainframes and midrange computers for Boehringer Ingelheim, Schwarzkopf and Nielsen Research.
AC Nielsen, Programmer, 4 years
Altergo, Software Engineer, 3 years
HP, EMEA Marketing Manager - Midrange Systems, 14 years