Author Profile

Jorge Aragon

Jorge Aragon

Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  12 years' experience

Location:  Netherlands  |  Language(s):  English, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

I am an Analyst on the Gartner for Technical Professionals research team. I focus on helping customers architect and modernize their Data Center, Campus and Cloud Networks by leveraging the most efficient technologies and best practices available. I work primarily with the following technologies: Data Center and Cloud Networking, Spine-and-Leaf Network Fabrics, Software-Defined-Networking and Network Virtualization, Campus and Branch/Remote Networks (Wireless and Wired), Network Automation, Network Security and Monitoring.


Previous Experience

In previous roles I assisted companies with technical troubleshooting of Data Center technologies and the engineering of network zones and security enforcement for different projects on the Payment Industry. I also worked as network consultant for Telco/ISP Data Centers serving millions of consumers. I have been a key player in several Data Center Transformation and Cloud-First milestones for enterprises during architecture, engineering, automation and migration of workloads.

Professional Background

  • Cisco Systems, Data Center Engineer @ Cisco TAC (Contractor), 4 years
  • Experian Information Solutions, Sr. Network Security Engineer, 3 years
  • Liberty Global, Data Center Consultant (Contractor), 3 years


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • CNCF Certified Kubernetes Developer - Associate
  • Google Cloud Certified Cloud Engineer - Associate