Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing, virtualization, and edge computing. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award. He has served as Gartner's Lead Analyst covering IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His primary focus of research is edge computing and the future of infrastructure.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a Division Plan Manager and Chief Software Engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.
Associate Member of Technical Staff
Chief Software Engineering Manager and Software Lab Plan Manager
Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Postgraduate work, Management and Strategic Planning
B.S., Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas
1Edge computing, especially infrastructures for edge, applications driving edge
2Server virtualization selection, deployment, strategies, futures
3Microsoft as a vendor
4VMware as a vendor
5VMware as a service from hyperscale cloud providers