Author Profile

Michael Warrilow

Michael Warrilow

VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner,  24 years' experience

Location:  Australia  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Warrilow is part of the Technology and Service Provider (TSP) team. He is focused on infrastructure software, including server virtualization, containers, cloud (IaaS) and software-defined infrastructure. Michael helps Gartner TSP clients understand the best practices, leading trends and competitive landscape involved with optimizing cloud and data center infrastructure. His focus is on the evolution of modern infrastructure software, virtualization, containers and cloud infrastructure.


Previous Experience

Mr. Warrilow's previous experience includes: End-user advisory services: Best practices, governance and architectures. Product marketing: Go-to-market planning, launch management, company spokesperson and enablement. Analysis: Research creation, research presentation, in-context application of research to real-world customer issues and strategic consulting.

Professional Background

  • Hydrasight, Principal Analyst, Co-Founder, 4 years
  • META Group, Senior Analyst, 4 years
  • VMware, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, 2 years


  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Writing, University of Technology, Sydney

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Co-author, IBM Redbook