Are you “stuck” trying to figure out which public cloud service provider to choose? Are you looking at ways to use IaaS? Like relocating on-premises applications, deploying new applications, DR, DaaS etc….? Are you considering an end to end End-user Computing strategy? Here at Gartner, it’s my job to consider and help you answer such questions.
My name is Elias Khnaser, but my friends call me “Eli.” I joined Gartner back in February 2015 as a research director for Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). My primary focus area is on public cloud, but I will also be covering private and hybrid. My secondary area of focus will be on End-User Computing (EUC), desktop virtualization in particular.
Prior to joining Gartner, I was the chief technology officer for Sigma Solutions, a system integrator specializing in datacenter modernization, cloud computing and end-user computing. In that role I was responsible for Sigma’s over technical vision and direction and built the cloud and EUC practices. I was also a client-facing executive on such topics as IT Transformation, consumerization of IT strategies, virtualization, and cloud computing.
I was also an avid blogger for Forbes, InformationWeek and VirtualziationReview.com, in addition to the many books and computer based training I have developed over the years.
I must acknowledge the people who have supported me and helped me. Nik Simpson, my manager, and my colleagues Mindy Cancilla, Eric Heidt, Mark Lockwood, and Kyle Hilgendorf. A special thanks must go out to Mark Lockwood – not only has he been a good friend, but he also never hesitated to answer any of my repetitive questions on how to do things at Gartner. Finally, a very distinctive thanks to Kyle Hilgendorf; I can honestly say that without him, I would have had a hard time getting up to speed. From day one, Kyle helped me every step of the way. I cannot thank him enough for everything, and for bearing the majority of my queries at every time of the day.
What you can expect from me
I will definitely be a regular blogger, and you can expect to see me publish opinions on industry events, interesting client inquiries that I think the community would enjoy knowing about, and research papers around the areas I cover. I am also on Twitter @ekhnaser. I hope you enjoy my work at Gartner, and I hope to engage and hear from you on Twitter and in the comments section of my blogs.
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