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David J. Cappuccio

Distinguished VP Analyst

David J. Cappuccio is a VP, Distinguished Analyst and Chief of Research for the Infrastructure teams within Gartner. Mr. Cappuccio is responsible for research in enterprise data center strategies and trends, data center physical design, retrofit, construction and cost models, data center cloud and hybrid strategies, power/cooling, green IT, and data center consolidation and migration strategies. His experience extends more than 45 years in the technology arena, including financial services, IT operations, market research and management consulting. Prior to rejoining Gartner in 2004, Mr. Cappuccio spent 10 years with the company, starting in 1992, in various research and executive roles, including Group VP and General Manager of Gartner's worldwide Research organization.

Previous experience

In 2001, Mr. Cappuccio was chief research officer of Next Economy Partners, a research and advisory firm he co-founded to augment venture capital firms' ability to assist emerging technology companies with marketing, revenue generation and strategic alliance development. Most recently, before he returned to Gartner, he was chief operating officer and SVP for Delahaye Medialink Worldwide, a leading public relations benchmarking and media research firm.

Professional background

Delahaye Medialink Worldwide

SVP, Chief Operating Officer

Next Economy Partners

Co-founder, Chief Research Officer

Aetna Life & Casualty

Corporate Officer, Data Centers, Networks, Corporate Strategy

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Hybrid Data Center, Infrastructure and Cloud Strategies

2Edge Computing and Micro Data Centers

3Cloud and Hybrid Application and Workload Migration Planning

4Data Center Consolidation and Migrations

5Data Center Power, Cooling, Facilities Issues and HDIM (Hybrid Digital Infrastructure Management)