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Stanton Cole

Sr Director Analyst

Stanton Cole is a Senior Director Analyst within Gartner for Technical Professionals. He covers backup, disaster recovery, and storage architecture and solutions.

Mr. Cole has a broad range of experience with storage and backup, having architected enterprise storage and backup solutions with a focus on performance and flexibility.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cole was an Infrastructure Architect for the University of Kansas Health System focusing on Data Center and Cloud strategy. While at UKHS, he architected a modern backup platform, software-defined storage platform, as well as implementing a multi-cloud strategy with Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has a broad range of infrastructure experience enabling efficient, cost effective and creative solutions.

Professional background

The University of Kansas Health System

Infrastructure Architect


Senior Architect

The University of Kansas Hospital

Backup & Storage Engineer

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Developing and implementing disaster recovery strategies and solutions

2Evaluating and selecting disaster recovery technologies

3Developing and implementing backup strategies and solutions

4Evaluating and selecting backup technologies

5Evaluating storage solutions