Gartner Expert

Brian Adler

Sr Director Analyst

Brian Adler is a Research Director within Gartner for Technical Professionals, focusing on public cloud, cloud strategy, application assessment, automation, and monitoring.

He brings more than 25 years of hands-on IT experience to his role at Gartner, and over a decade's worth of experience in the public cloud.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Adler was Director of Enterprise Architecture at RightScale (now a part of Flexera), performing solution architecture assessments and managing a team of cloud solution engineers.

Mr. Adler has a background covering system administration, software development, software architecture, networking, and systems engineering.

Professional background

RightScale, Inc.

Director Enterprise Architecture


Principal Systems Engineer

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals


B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Duke University

M.S., Software Systems and Modeling/Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud strategy planning and adoption

2Application assessment for public cloud deployment

3Cloud cost optimization

4Public cloud management/governance

5Cloud Decisions/CloudMatch