Dave Russell is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, where his research focus is on storage strategies and technologies, with an emphasis on backup/recovery, snapshot and replication, SSD/flash optimization software, software-defined storage (SDS) and storage management. Mr. Russell covers both distributed and mainframe storage solutions. In addition, he covers the overall storage capabilities and portfolios of many of the industry’s top providers as well as emerging providers, and also focuses on how CIO objectives and priorities cascade down to the I&O and the storage teams.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development as a Software Engineer in mainframe storage and as a manager of product development, architecture and strategy teams for distributed systems storage solutions.
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