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Chandra Mukhyala

Sr Director Analyst

Chandra Mukhyala is a Senior Director, Analyst within Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Operations practice. Mr. Mukhyala's research focus is on providing strategic advice to IT Leaders and Technical Professionals on enterprise storage technology, including storage-as-a-service, software-defined storage, distributed file and object storage, and backup and recovery applications, both on-premises and in the public cloud.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mukhyala was a senior product manager within IBM's Storage Division where he was responsible for creating a new software defined scale-out NAS offering from concept, and successfully bringing it to market. Prior to IBM, he held portfolio marketing and senior product management roles at Dell Enterprise Storage division and NetApp respectively.

Professional background


Senior Product Manager

Dell Enterprise

Portfolio Marketing Manager


Senior Product Manager

Areas of coverage

I&O Operations Management

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

I&O Platforms


M.B.A, General Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

M.S, Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University

B.E, Electronics Engineering, Nagpur University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Enterprise Storage, Software-defined storage, Cloud storage

2Data protection: Backup and recovery, backup storage targets, Cloud backup

3Distributed file systems and Object Storage

4Hybrid cloud storage and Edge storage

5On-Premises Storage-as-a-service