Analyst Profile

Santhosh Rao

Santhosh Rao

Principal Research Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  12 years industry experience
United Arab Emirates

Roles and Responsibilities

Santhosh Rao is a Principal Research Analyst at Gartner Research, where he provides strategic advice to IT leaders on IT infrastructure and IoT. Mr. Rao's areas of coverage include scale-out storage architectures, data protection (backup and disaster recovery),cloud computing, video surveillance and IoT infrastructure.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rao worked as a Senior Solutions Architect with NetApp, where he designed storage solutions for cloud and virtualized environments. Before NetApp, Mr. Rao was a Senior QA Engineer with Dell India R and D Center, where he validated server, storage and systems management software solutions.

Professional Background

Dell India R and D Center, Senior Product Engineer, 5 years
NetApp, Senior Solutions Architect, 4 years


B.E., Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka
PGDIB, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Kannada
Indian - Tulu