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Jason Donham

Sr Director Analyst

Jason Donham is a Senior Director Analyst at Gartner. Mr. Donham covers datacenter technologies including hyperconverged solutions, server hardware, virtualization and storage systems. He also has experience in backup and recovery system design and ransomware prevention solutions.

Mr. Donham has 29 years of combined IT and electronics experience from a wide-ranging military and commercial background covering nearly every vertical. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Donham held positions with several industry Value-Added Resellers (VAR's) as a Solution Architect and Solution Engineer for pre-sales solution design. He has also worked in a technical support capacity for end-user issues as well as mission-critical storage support.

Previous experience

- Qualify incoming opportunities based on capabilities, risk, timelines

- Understand all dimensions of scope of the opportunity including hardware, software, services, geography, time

- Clearly identify variables that impact the solution and elicit all required clarifications from the client

- Participate in client interaction thru the lifecycle of the opportunity - bidder, conference, Q&A sessions, oral presentations

- Maintain strategic relationships with manufacturers

- Create hardware and software architecture for the solution including level of effort, skills and timeline required for implementation

Professional background

Zones LLC

Solution Architect

Technology Integration Group

Senior Systems Engineer

Hewlett Packard

Mission Critical Storage Technical Account Manager

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Education

M.S., Information Technology, AIU

M.S., HR Management, New School University

B.S., Information Technology, AIU

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Strategic datacenter roadmap for IT hardware and services

2Storage, server, hyperconverged vendor selection based on customer requirements and business needs

3Backup and recovery solution design advisement and ransomware prevention/mitigation strategy

4Disaster recovery and business continuity differentiation and design advisement

5Disruptive technologies and how they will change the datacenter of the future