Gartner Expert

Michael Warrilow

VP Analyst

Michael Warrilow is part of the Technology and Service Provider team. Mr. Warrilow is focused on infrastructure software, including server virtualization, containers, cloud (IaaS) and software-defined infrastructure.

He helps clients understand the best practices, leading trends and competitive landscape involved with optimizing cloud and data center infrastructure. His focus is on the evolution of modern infrastructure software, including software defined, virtualization, containers and cloud infrastructure. His coverage includes market share and forecast analysis.

Previous experience

Mr. Warrilow's previous experience includes: End-user advisory services: Best practices, governance and architectures. Product marketing: Go-to-market planning, launch management, company spokesperson and enablement. Analysis: Research creation, research presentation, in-context application of research to real-world customer issues and strategic consulting.

Professional background


Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Infrastructure and Management


Principal Analyst, Co-Founder

META Group

Senior Analyst

Areas of coverage

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Product Planning

Product Development

Product Introduction


Postgraduate Certificate in Writing, University of Technology, Sydney

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Macquarie University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1The future of virtualization, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), containers, software-defined and cloud infrastructure.

2IT spending trends and buying behaviors: Which areas are growing the fastest and why?

3Growth strategies, messaging and positioning, and go-to-market for software vendors.

4Which infrastructure software vendors are succeeding and which are not? What does the I&O vendor competitive landscape look like?

5Evolution of the management software market (ITOM, CMP, etc.). What marketing message should I&O use to optimize revenue?