Robert Preston is a Sr Principal Analyst on Quantitative Innovation team with a focus on enterprise storage and integrated systems technologies. Mr. Preston's research includes enterprise storage systems, including all-flash arrays, software-defined storage, integrated infrastructure systems, and hyperconverged integrated systems. He is responsible for external and internal storage market statistics and forecast worldwide as well as focusing on the Americas. Along with storage statistics, Mr. Preston also supports internal and external integrated system market statistics worldwide. Mr. Preston advises the Technology and Service Provider clients on customer trends, competitive dynamics, product marketing, technology trends, and go-to-market for the storage and integrated system industry.
Mr. Preston has 15 years of experience in the IT industry. In his previous position at CSC, he was a Solution Architect specialized in complex data center consolidation projects and storage solutions.
Product Architect Manager
Sr Prof Solution Architect
Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs
M.B.A., Business Management, University of Phoenix
M.S., Information Technology, Kaplan University
B.S., Information Technology, University of South Florida
1For end users, technology vendors and invest clients: Understanding the impact of technology trends.
2For technology providers: Product strategies, product position, product messaging associated with the external storage, integrated systems, hyperconverged integrated system markets.
3For invest clients: External storage market trends, vendor analysis, forecast assumptions and disruptive forces.
4What DC technology should I invest in, and how can I get the best deal at negotiation stage? (end user)
5Which future DC technologies will flourish, and which will decline? (end user and TSP)