Gartner Expert

Matthew Brisse

VP Analyst

Matthew Brisse is a Research Vice President for the Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure group within the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) service. Mr. Brisse provides strategic and technical advice for technical professionals focused on infrastructure strategies such as data center modernization, consolidation, cloud migrations, colocation and modern storage and DR strategies. He covers quantum computing, edge architectures, software-defined infrastructures, and hybrid deployments. He helps customers select the best cloud providers for their application workloads leveraging the Cloud Decisions tool.

Previous experience

Mr. Brisse has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry, including senior-level positions in product marketing, product strategy development, standards development and core storage research and development. Prior to Gartner, he served as Director of Research in the office of the CTO for Quantum. He was a Senior Technology Strategist in the CTO office for Dell for nine years, focusing on storage and storage standards. He started his career as an operating system software engineer working on C2-level security implementations at Wang Labs and was a co-author of the IEEE Std. 1003.2c POSIX Protection and Control Interface specification. Mr. Brisse has held multiple leadership positions in the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) since 1999. From 2002 through 2007, he was a member of the SNIA board of directors, where he served as Vice Chair from 2005 through 2007. He was Chair of the Data Management Forum in 2009 and co-founded the Data Protection and Capacity Optimization committee in 2010. A frequent contributor to numerous journals and white papers, he has actively participated in numerous educational sessions, tutorials, webinars, panels and lectures.

Professional background


Director - Office of the CTO


Senior Storage Technology Strategist - Office of the CTO

Intergraph Computer Systems

Technical Storage Product Marketing

Areas of coverage

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.S., Sociology, Concentration in Statistics and Analytical Research, University of Wisconsin

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What will the next-generation data center look like? Distributed, hybrid, colocation, edge?

2I help customers make informed decisions related to public cloud services using Cloud Decisions

3I help customers map workload requirements and priorities related to cost, performance and feature requirements with Cloud Decisions

4What is quantum computing? How can it provide a competitive advantage for me now? When will it be meaningful to my industry?

5How do you deploy edge infrastructure for hybrid environments?