Analyst Profile

Michael Warrilow

Michael Warrilow

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience
North Sydney, Australia

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Warrilow is part of the Technology and Service Provider team. He is focused on infrastructure software, including server virtualization, containers, cloud (IaaS) and software-defined infrastructure. Mr. Warrilow helps clients understand the best practices, leading trends and competitive landscape involved with optimizing data center infrastructure and IT operations. His focus is on the evolution of modern infrastructure software, including software defined, virtualization, containers and cloud infrastructure. Mr. Warrilow's coverage includes market share and forecast analysis in IT operations management, cloud and virtualization. He is a co-author of the 2015 and 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure as well as the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers.

Areas of Coverage

  • Software Markets


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Co-author, IBM Redbook


B.S., Computer Science, Macquarie University
Postgraduate Certificate in Writing



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