Analyst Profile

Heeral Kota

Heeral Kota

Principal Research Analyst

11 years at Gartner ,  13 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Heeral Kota is a Principal Research Analyst in the Data Center Convergence group within Gartner Research. She researches emerging trends within the data center infrastructure, including open compute, hyperscale and ODM servers, extreme low-energy (ELE) servers, and opportunities within the SMB market. Additional coverage includes some analysis around integrated systems/converged systems and hyperconvergence. She is also the worldwide lead for the quarterly server market share database and focuses on North America's server market.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Heeral Kota's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Kota was with Sun Microsystems, where she worked with the competitive intelligence team for the servers/processors business unit. Her team mainly focused on the analysis of x86 and RISC processors. Previously, Ms. Kota worked as an engineer for Tasman Networks.

Professional Background

Sun Microsystems, Competitive Intelligence Analyst, 3 years
Tasman Networks, Engineer, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Honored for excellent work on Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC IV+ User's Manual


B.S., Electrical Engineering, minor in Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
M.S., Engineering Management, Santa Clara University


Indian - Gujarati
Indian - Hindi