Analyst Profile

Lowell Shulman

Lowell Shulman

Research Director

2 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience
MA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Lowell Shulman is a Research Director within the Data Center Infrastructure Strategies (DCIS) team in the Gartner for Technology Professionals (GTP) group. He covers enterprise storage software and data protection/recovery topics, with a focus on backup, but also addressing data replication, snapshots, storage consolidation and virtualization, and cloud-based backup/recovery. Mr. Shulman has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, with broad knowledge in multiple infrastructure domains across architectural, engineering and operational disciplines. He has performed in a variety of IT roles from an engineering/operations manager to vendor product management, sales and consulting positions.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Shulman was responsible for managing data center and network services for Bridgewater Associates, a large financial management firm. His key projects at Bridgewater included design, build out and migration to new data center colocation facilities with supporting network, storage, compute and external connectivity (DMZ) infrastructure. As manager of the Platform Engineering team, he managed compute, storage and network engineering teams responsible for next-generation technology standards, as well as life cycle management across these services. Previously, Mr. Shulman was Director, Technical Product Management for Symantec (Veritas), where he was responsible for developing/executing programs in support of storage management and high-availability solutions. Programs included competitive analyses and technical whitepapers, as well as tactics playbooks for sales enablement. He started his career at IBM, where he held a variety of positions — from programmer to Unix (AIX) field sales specialist — before starting consulting practices for IBM/Tivoli resellers/partners.

Professional Background

Bridgewater Associates, IT Senior Infrastructure Manager, 5 years
IBM, Various roles, 11 years
Symantec (Veritas), Director, Technical Product Management, 8 years

Education

B.S., Computer Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Languages

English