Gartner Expert

George J. Weiss

VP Distinguished Analyst

George Weiss is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner. Mr. Weiss has been analyzing server and operating system trends for Gartner since 1985. His recent focus has been on data center modernization, consolidation, agile infrastructure, integrated systems and hyperconvergence. He has followed industry server and operating system trends with specific emphasis on competitive positioning of vendors in the Unix and Linux space. He has contributed to Magic Quadrants, Hype Cycles, Vendor Ratings and Cool Vendors.

Roles and responsibility

IT Leaders



Invest advisors

Technical professionals

Previous experience

Mr. Weiss has 40 years of overall experience in a variety of marketing and analyst positions in the computer industry. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Weiss held marketing positions at Elbit, General Instrument, AT&T Bell Labs and ITT. He was also a consultant in the IT industry.

Professional background

Quantum Science

Program Director

General Instrument

Marketing Manager

Elbit Computers, Haifa, Israel

Marketing Manager

Areas of coverage

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Data Center Infrastructure


M.B.A., Adelphi University

M.A., Communications, William Patterson College

B.S., Electrical Engineering (with a major in computer science), Drexel University

Completed graduate work at Stevens Institute of Technology

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data center modernization and consolidation

2Fabric-based infrastructures

3Server and operating system futures

4Server/OS contract negotiations

5Linux deployment in mission critical applications