Author Profile

Stanton Cole

Stanton Cole

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner,  23 years' experience

Location:  KS USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Stanton Cole is a Senior Director Analyst within Gartner for Technical Professionals. He covers backup, disaster recovery, and storage architecture and solutions. Mr. Cole has a broad range of experience with storage and backup, having architected enterprise storage and backup solutions with a focus on performance and flexibility.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cole was an Infrastructure Architect for the University of Kansas Health System focusing on Data Center and Cloud strategy. While at UKHS, he architected a modern backup platform, software-defined storage platform, as well as implementing a multi-cloud strategy with Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has a broad range of infrastructure experience enabling efficient, cost effective and creative solutions.

Professional Background

  • CareCentrix, Senior Architect, 3 years
  • The University of Kansas Health System, Infrastructure Architect, 3 years
  • The University of Kansas Hospital, Backup & Storage Engineer, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • VMware Certified Professional 6 - DCV