Gartner Expert

Raymond Paquet

Distinguished VP Analyst

Raymond Paquet is a Group Vice President in Gartner Research, responsible for semiconductors, electronics, invest, IT services, and all of our research for Startup tech CEOs. Previously, Mr. Paquet managed the data center, servers and storage teams and prior to that the IT operations team, where he was an Analyst and Manager for more than 12 years.

Roles and responsibility

Data Center Manager, Infrastructure and Operations VP, Head of Infrastructure, etc.

Previous experience

In his previous research role at Gartner, he focused on storage management, backup/restore, storage management costs and cost justification for storage management solutions. Before that, Mr. Paquet developed research in network and system management (NSM), focusing on enterprise management, return on investment and cost justifications of management solutions.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Paquet was the Director of Product Management/Marketing at Cereva Networks, where he was involved in numerous product features, planning, pricing and marketing projects. Before Cereva Networks, Mr. Paquet was a Principal Consultant with Onsett International, where he provided strategic IT planning services to Fortune 100 corporations. In this capacity, he assisted clients in sourcing decisions, networked system management planning, tools evaluations, and operations and LAN service provisioning.

Professional background

Cereva Networks

Director of Product Market and Product Management

Onsett International

Principal Consultant

Digital Equipment

Principal Software Engineer

Areas of coverage

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1High-level, cross-coverage areas within infrastructure and operations

2Data center issues across storage and servers

3Managing the data center environment

4Managing and optimizing storage solutions