Naresh Singh is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where he is a key member of the Data Center Research group. Mr. Singh focuses on delivering research and advice to clients on the topics of data center networking, Ethernet fabric, software-defined networking, white-box and brite-box Ethernet switches, and other emerging data networking technologies for the data center and enterprise market. His coverage areas also include campus LAN, branch-office network, WAN routing and application networking/WAN optimization. Mr. Singh is highly engaged with enterprise and SMB users in their strategic and tactical networking-related initiatives, involving the entire technology life cycles of assessing, selecting, using, troubleshooting/monitoring and upgrading. He is also regularly consulted by technology vendors and service providers on the changing trends in the network industry, user requirements and the shifting ecosystems.