Analyst Profile

Evan Zeng

Evan Zeng

Research Director

7 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Australia


Roles and Responsibilities

Evan Zeng is a Research Director on the Gartner Data Center Research team, where he is a "hybrid" analyst, focusing halftime on TSP vendor research and halftime on end-user research. His research focuses on data center and cloud infrastructure, and how such technologies contribute to enterprise digital transformation. Mr. Zeng joined Gartner in December 2010. His professional experience is wide and includes senior positions in end-user organizations and technology and service provider companies. After two decades of working in China, Mr. Zeng has moved to work in Gartner Australia in September 2015, based in Sydney. His new focus is to research the market difference in western world and China, and what are the best practices of end users to adopt cloud computing technologies in order to support enterprises' digital transformation. Mr. Zeng also helps TSP vendors on the product planning of next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure, and go-to-market strategy in APAC and China.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Zeng was the general manager of 21ViaNet Group's enterprise data center and cloud service business unit, responsible for business development of data center colocation services, application hosting services, managed hosting services and cloud computing services. He was also responsible for next-generation data center business and technology planning. Mr. Zeng held various leadership positions at Cisco in China over a period of 12 years, including being the leader of advanced service delivery and consulting service sales, mainly focused on high-end clients like large enterprises and SP data centers. Mr. Zeng also gained experience at Global One Communication as its infrastructure operations manager, where he led a team of engineers to build China's first internet infrastructure networks. Prior to that, Mr. Zeng held engineering posts, focusing on data center design and IT infrastructure implementation and operation, particularly in the telecommunications and service provider industries.

Professional Background

21ViaNet Group, General Manager for Data Center and Cloud Services BU, 1 year
Cisco Systems, Country Lead for Services Business Development & Advanced Services, 12 years
Global One Communication, Infrastructure Operation Manager, 3 years

Education

Bachelor's degree, Automation
Master's degree in Business Administration, GuangHua School of Management, Peking University

Languages

Chinese - Cantonese
Chinese - Mandarin
English