Gartner Expert

Nik Simpson

VP Analyst

Nik Simpson covers a variety of topics focused on these areas:

1. Backup

2. Disaster Recovery

4. Hybrid cloud

5. Server Operating Systems and Virtualization

6. Spectre and Meltdown Mitigation

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Simpson held a variety of roles in product marketing/product management/product planning for products including workstations, servers, storage hardware, storage software, and operating systems.

Professional background


Director of Product Marketing (and Co-founder)

Datacore Software

Product Marketing Manager

Intergraph Corp.

Chief Technologist, IT Services Business Unit (Among Other Titles)

Areas of coverage

Data Center Infrastructure

Infrastructure and Operations Business Value (retired)


B.Sc., Computer Science

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Backup enterprise and IaaS cloud applications

2Backup Office 365 and other SaaS applications

3Disaster recovery


5Server hardware and RISC/UNIX migration