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Alan D Waite

Sr Director Analyst

Alan Waite is a Research Director in the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) team. He works in the Cloud Operations and Management group, specializing in infrastructure and operations. Current areas of focus include hybrid cloud architectures, private cloud implementation, and evaluation of cloud management platforms.

Previous experience

Mr. Waite has three decades of experience in the IT industry, having held positions ranging from systems engineer and solutions architect, to technical training and product management. He ran IBM technical training in Asia/Pacific for x86, system management and virtualization for five years. He then returned to Australia in the role of evangelist for enterprise infrastructure solutions and cloud. Before joining Gartner, he was the subject matter expert for converged integrated systems at IBM.

Professional background


APAC Technical Evangelist

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


B.Sc., with honors, Physics and Mathematics, University of Queensland

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What do I have to think about as I evolve to a hybrid IT organization?

2How do I adapt IT to become a broker of cloud services?

3How do I manage running multiple traditional, public and private cloud services?

4Do I really need a private cloud, or can our workloads that require infrastructure isolation be serviced by virtualization or virtualization automation?

5How do I choose cloud management platforms and tools for my multicloud environment?