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Venkat Rayapudi

Sr Director Analyst

Venkat Rayapudi is a Research Director on the Cloud and IT Operations team within Gartner for Technical Professionals Research department. In his work, Mr. Rayapudi covers a variety of application performance monitoring (APM), performance test engineering, chaos engineering, cloud automation and SRE practices. He has strong knowledge and experience on product-centric teams, functions and DevOps roles. He is based in the Dallas TX area.

Before Gartner, he was managing a team of performance and monitoring engineers at Neiman Marcus. He played a crucial role in building a monitoring strategy for Neiman Marcus Digital Transformation Journey and DevOps processes. He delivered three successful holiday readiness projects by building robust performance workload model and resiliency testing practices.

Previous experience

Mr. Rayapudi was responsible for building performance-driven culture with best-in-class performance engineering practices. He was also responsible for monitoring strategy for hybrid cloud applications, cloud automation, building resiliency platform and performance workload model for load testing.

Professional background

Neiman Marcus

Head of Performance Engineering and Monitoring

The Home Depot

Sr Web Operations Engineer

Time Warner Cable

Systems Engineer

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


Master of Science, Computer Networking , North Carolina State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Monitoring Strategy (APM, DEM, ITIM)

2AIOps Platforms

3Performance and Resilency/Chaos Engineering

4Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

5Cloud Monitoring