Douglas Toombs is a Research Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP), and a Key Initiative Leader for Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Strategies. In his work, Mr. Toombs covers a wide variety of topics related to data center infrastructure, IT operations, and cloud computing adoption strategies, helping organizations place the right workloads in the right locations.
Douglas brings more than 20 years of hands-on IT experience to his role at Gartner, including 10 years in the hosting and managed services industry. Based on his firsthand experiences of being both a customer and a vendor, he brings a deep understanding of the service provider market to GTP clients, and helps them plot strategies to successfully leverage third-party managed, hosting, cloud, and colocation services.
Principal Microsoft Architect
IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals
Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals
Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals
B.S., Business Information Systems, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania
1Evaluating public cloud IaaS
2Migrating to public cloud IaaS
3Cloud strategy planning