Gartner Expert

Daniel Bowers

Sr Director Analyst

Daniel Bowers is a Research Director at Gartner, where he provides strategic advice to IT leaders on data center and cloud infrastructure, with an emphasis on servers, hyperconverged systems, operating systems, virtualization, and containers. Mr. Bowers's experience with server compute extends over 25 years in both business and technical arenas.

Previous experience

Mr. Bowers joined Gartner following the company's acquisition of Ideas International. Prior to joining Ideas, he held various server engineering and marketing roles at companies including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Gateway and Intel.

Professional background

Ideas International

Vice President and Senior Analyst

Hewlett Packard Enterprise



Server Product Marketing

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Industry Markets and Technologies

Negotiating IT Contracts


M.B.A., University of Houston

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rice University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Server and hyperconverged infrastructure selection and contract reviews

2Server, operating system, hypervisor, and container best practices and futures

3Windows and Linux usage in the data center

4Trends and emerging technologies in data center and public cloud compute

5Legacy server management, migration and modernization