VP Distinguished Analyst
13 years at Gartner
28 years industry experience
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, 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 as well as emerging providers, and also focuses on how CIO objectives and priorities cascade down to the I&O and the storage teams.
Areas of Coverage
- Servers & Storage
- Servers & Storage - Competitive Positioning
Dave Russell's Recent Gartner Activity
Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2018
The Infrastructure and Operations Leader's First 100 Days
2018 Strategic Roadmap for Storage
Backup: Fix It or Ditch It?
10 May 2017
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
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.
IBM, Program Director for Technical Strategy, 15 years
Gartner Inquiry Excellence Award
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona