Wataru Katsurashima is a Sr Director, Analyst for Technology and Service Provider Product Manager research. Mr Katsurashima is focused on cloud-native infrastructure (containers, Kubernetes), public cloud IaaS, infrastructure modernization with software (virtualization, software-defined, hyper-converged), and cloud management. Mr. Katsurashima's research also provides insight to product managers in diverse technology spaces including software segments.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Katsurashima had a notable career with VMware as Chief Evangelist and Head of Product Marketing in Japan region. Mr. Katsurashima has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of information technology such as virtualization, storage, networking, cloud, automation, and operations management, through various product management and marketing positions.
Japan Chief Evangelist
Product Manager, R&D Researcher
Director, Japan Marketing
Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Product Life Cycle Management
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University
1End users: Cloud-native infrastructure (containers, Kubernetes, serverless, etc.)
2End users: Infrastructure modernization with public cloud and software (IaaS, HCI, SDx/SDN/SDS, cloud strategy, hybrid, multicloud, etc.)
3Vendors: product planning, product management, product life cycles
4Vendors: market status and future competitive landscape
5Vendors: go-to-market and marketing planning