Analyst Profile

Santhosh Rao

Santhosh Rao

Sr Director Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  14 years industry experience
United Arab Emirates

Roles and Responsibilities

Santhosh Rao is a Research Director at Gartner Research, where he provides strategic advice to IT leaders on IT infrastructure, IoT and physical security. Mr. Rao's areas of coverage include enterprise storage, data protection, cloud computing and video surveillance. He also advises on emerging deployment architectures such as edge computing and software-defined data centers.

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, he 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

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