Gartner Expert

John P Morency

Research VP

John Morency is a Research Vice President who covers the implementation and management of software-defined data centers (SDDCs) and their impact on IT resilience. He also covers the implementation of IT resilience in both corporate data centers and public clouds.

Roles and responsibility

Vendors: Strategic Planning, Product Marketing, Product Management

Service Providers: Strategic Planning, Service Marketing, Product Management

End Users: Director of IT, VP of IT, CIO

Previous experience

Prior to his career in research, Mr. Morency spent 14 years in technical, marketing and IT industry consulting, managing a wide range of services that included total cost of ownership, network complexity and infrastructure consolidation analyses. In addition, he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), was a member of the Emergency Management program at Boston University, and also served as the Training Committee chairperson for the Boston Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Professional background

Transitional Data Services


Renaissance Worldwide

Vice President - Network Industry Practice

Strategic Networks Consulting

Director - Network Management Practice

Areas of coverage

Go-to-Market Planning

Build and Market Cloud-Based Offerings (retired)

SDx: Build and Market Software-Defined Data Center Offerings (retired)

Exploit Data Center Infrastructure Market Disruption (retired)

Data Center Infrastructure


B.S., magna cum laude, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of New Hampshire

Management of International Organizations, Babson College

Graduate work in Computer Science, Union College and Boston University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1For Vendors: Identifying Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Market Opportunities

2For Service Providers: Identifying Hybrid Data Center Market Opportunities

3For End Users: Developing an IT Resilience Strategy

4For End Users: Utilizing Public Cloud Services for IT Operations Recovery and Resilience