Gartner Expert

Tony Iams

VP Analyst

Tony Iams is Research Vice President for the Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure team in the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research organization. He is responsible for research in the areas of system software for cloud and on-premises infrastructure, including operating systems and containers.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Iams developed software for the commercial business unit of New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Laboratory, which pioneered much of the early research on computer graphics. He wrote programs in C for UNIX and Windows systems to perform high-resolution film compositing and image painting.

Professional background

Ideas International

SVP and Senior Analyst, System Software Research

D.H. Brown Associates

VP and Senior Analyst, System Software Research

Computer Graphics Laboratories

Software Engineer

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


B.S., Applied Mathematics/Computer Science and German, Carnegie Mellon University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Planning container and Kubernetes deployment

2Positioning containers vs. virtual machines

3Modernizing infrastructure for cloud-native architecture

4Planning Linux OS deployment

5Migrating from UNIX to x86 and Linux or Windows