Analyst Profile

Robert Preston

Robert Preston

Principal Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  15 years industry experience
Fort Myers, FL USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Robert Preston is a Principal Analyst in the Data Center Infrastructure Management team at Gartner. Mr. Preston's research includes enterprise storage systems, including all-flash arrays, software-defined storage, integrated infrastructure systems, and hyperconverged integrated systems. He is responsible for external and internal storage market statistics and forecast worldwide as well as focusing on the Americas. Along with storage statistics, Mr. Preston also supports internal and external integrated system market statistics worldwide. Mr. Preston advises the Technology and Service Provider clients on customer trends, competitive dynamics, product marketing, technology trends, and go-to-market for the storage and integrated system industry.


Previous Experience

Mr. Preston has 15 years of experience in the IT industry. In his previous position at CSC, he was a Solution Architect specialized in complex data center consolidation projects and storage solutions.

Professional Background

CSC, Sr Prof Solution Architect, 5 years
US Army, IMO, 3 years
WiredIQ, Product Architect Manager, 1 year


B.S., Information Technology, University of South Florida
M.B.A., Business Management, University of Phoenix
M.S., Information Technology, Kaplan University



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