Author Profile

Chandra Mukhyala

Chandra Mukhyala

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner,  26 years' experience

Location:  TX USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Chandra Mukhyala is a Senior Director, Analyst within Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Operations practice. Mr. Mukhyala's research focus is on providing strategic advice to IT Leaders and Technical Professionals on enterprise storage technology, including storage-as-a-service, software-defined storage, distributed file and object storage, and backup and recovery applications, both on-premises and in the public cloud.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mukhyala was a senior product manager within IBM's Storage Division where he was responsible for creating a new software defined scale-out NAS offering from concept, and successfully bringing it to market. Prior to IBM, he held portfolio marketing and senior product management roles at Dell Enterprise Storage division and NetApp respectively.

Professional Background

  • Dell Enterprise, Portfolio Marketing Manager, 5 years
  • IBM, Senior Product Manager, 3 years
  • NetApp, Senior Product Manager, 12 years


  • B.E, Electronics Engineering, Nagpur University
  • M.B.A, General Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • M.S, Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University