Julia Palmer is a Research VP at Gartner, covering emerging infrastructure technologies and strategies. Ms. Palmer provides strategic advice to CIOs and IT leaders on infrastructure agility and innovation, addressing existing and preparing for upcoming enterprise workloads in data center, cloud, and edge. She focuses on emerging technologies such as hyperconverged infrastructures, software-defined storage, hybrid and public cloud storage and platforms, distributed file systems and object storage, next-generation solid-state storage technology and composable infrastructure.
Ms. Palmer has more than 19 years of combined IT end-user experience in many areas of information technology such as storage infrastructure solutions and design (SAN, NAS, object, etc.), software-defined storage, web-scale data center, server hardware, flash technologies, performance engineering and validation, R&D research, application performance analysis, backup and restore, project management, converged infrastructure and hyperconverged integrated systems, and solutions delivery for information technology offerings and cloud computing.