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Gabriel Chapman

Sr Director Analyst

Gabriel Chapman is a Senior Research Director with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). A Proven talent with 22 years of industry experience, he has served as a growth-focused thought leader with expertise spanning cloud services and infrastructure, virtualization/container technologies, go-to-market strategy, sales enablement, and full-stack infrastructure solutions.

Mr. Chapman's primary focus areas revolve around converged, hyperconverged and cloud infrastructure technologies and their integration with public, private and hybrid cloud use cases. In addition, he assists customers who are looking to build and leverage clouds to enable new businesses and services. Other areas of specific inquiry revolve around Edge computing use cases, the software defined data center, software defined and open source technology strategy, as well as backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity for on-premises and public cloud.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Chapman held various positions with multiple vendors in the storage, networking hyperconverged and cloud computing ecosystem. He has spent 15 years in positions ranging from Technical Support Administrator to Storage and Virtualization Architect with various public and private entities. He has a long history of blogging, commentary, and public speaking on virtualization, storage, cloud and infrastructure arena. He has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences and events over the last 22 years.

Professional background

Netapp - SolidFire

Sr. Manager Go to Market - Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit


Consulting Systems Engineer


Solutions Architect

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

Integration Architecture and Platforms for Technical Professionals

Data Management Solutions for Technical Professionals


B.A., Business Administration and Information Systems, California State University Fullerton

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Converged, Hyperconverged and Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

2Private Cloud Architecture, Design and Strategy

3Storage SAN NAS Object Scale Out and Software Defined Storage

4Virtualization, Containers and Microservices Software Defined Data Center

5Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity