Analyst Profile

Venkat Rayapudi

Venkat Rayapudi

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  12 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Venkat Rayapudi is a Research Director on the Cloud and IT Operations team within Gartner for Technical Professionals Research department. In his work, Mr. Rayapudi covers a variety of application performance monitoring (APM), performance test engineering, chaos engineering, cloud automation and SRE practices. He has strong knowledge and experience on product-centric teams, functions and DevOps roles. He is based in the Dallas TX area. Before Gartner, he was managing a team of performance and monitoring engineers at Neiman Marcus. He played a crucial role in building a monitoring strategy for Neiman Marcus Digital Transformation Journey and DevOps processes. He delivered three successful holiday readiness projects by building robust performance workload model and resiliency testing practices.


Previous Experience

Mr. Rayapudi was responsible for building performance-driven culture with best-in-class performance engineering practices. He was also responsible for monitoring strategy for hybrid cloud applications, cloud automation, building resiliency platform and performance workload model for load testing.

Professional Background

Neiman Marcus, Head of Performance Engineering and Monitoring, 5 years
The Home Depot, Sr Web Operations Engineer, 2 years
Time Warner Cable, Systems Engineer, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Co-Inventor, U.S. patent on "Devices, Systems and Methods for optimizing user facing web applications" - US20200344178A1
ITIL Certified


Master of Science, Computer Networking , North Carolina State University



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