Simon Richard is an Analyst on the Gartner for Tech Professionals Operations research team. He primarily covers network transformation, including network virtualization, SDN, SD-WAN, cloud networking, and container platforms. He focuses on helping customers evolve their data center architecture and management practices to meet the demands of digital business by leveraging API-driven infrastructure and cloud-native practices.
In previous roles, Mr. Richard was responsible for the formulation, promotion, and execution of corporate network strategy and architecture. He also led the strategic and architectural phases of a private cloud implementation from a technical perspective.
Principal Network Architect
KeySpan (now National Grid)
Principal Network Engineer
Department of Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook
Cloud Computing (retired)
Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)
I&O Operations Management
Data Center Infrastructure
Network Security (retired)
Ph.D., Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook
1How can I re-architect my WAN when adopting cloud and multicloud?
2How can I leverage SD-WAN? Is SD-WAN ready for primetime?
3How can I architect and operationalize the IaaS cloud networks?
4How can I automate and monitor my data center network to increase its agility? Is SDN enough?
5How can I operationalize Docker containers and Kubebernetes? What tools and platforms are available?