Analyst Profile

Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler

VP Distinguished Analyst

20 years at Gartner ,  44 years industry experience
United Kingdom

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

Latest Research


Previous Experience

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.

Professional Background

AC Nielsen, Programmer, 4 years
Altergo, Software Engineer, 3 years
HP, EMEA Marketing Manager - Midrange Systems, 14 years