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Jeffrey Hewitt
VP Analyst I
20 years at Gartner
42 years IT Industry

Jeffrey Hewitt is a Research Vice President at Gartner, where he is a part of the Infrastructure and Operations team in the Gartner for IT Leaders organization. As a part of that team, Mr. Hewitt's primary areas of coverage include hyperconvergence, software containers/microservices, serverless computing, hyperscale (webscale) architectures, edge computing, machine learning IaaS, and the I&O implications of changing technology approaches like public cloud, blockchain, and big data. He also covers integrated systems and server purchasing negotiations.Read Full Bio

The Time To Hire IT Talent Is Now!

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  September 9, 2020

The Covid-19 situation has created some interesting dynamics in the world today. The dramatic increase in remote working; downturns in some businesses with bursts of growth in others; and varying demand in different real estate markets are just a few of those impacts. If we look more deeply at technology impacts, 94% of organizations are […]

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Are You Really Ready For Software Containers And Kubernetes?

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  August 25, 2020

There has been explosive growth of software containers and Kubernetes as a means to create, deploy and manage applications. Much of this growth has occurred in the past 3 years. While containers usage has been growing, not all organizations are utilizing containerized applications in production at this point.  If you are not there yet in […]

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Don’t Let Your Public Cloud Plans Cost Too Much!

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  August 12, 2020

Utilizing public cloud can be a real challenge for infrastructure and operations leaders. Balancing the expectations of executive management that public cloud is “cheap” versus attempting to govern and manage the costs of public cloud is not always easy. This balance can be even more daunting when attempting to train and hire the required skills […]

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An Effective “Recruitment Hack” To Hire The Best

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  July 27, 2020

As skills and competencies requirements change, infrastructure and operations leaders face a challenging task of recruiting professionals that are not only meet their job needs, but also are a good fit into their organizational culture.  This is difficult under today’s Covid-19 conditions and will remain so long after the current business environment changes.  So how […]

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Don’t Forget About The Network When It Comes To DevOps

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  July 15, 2020

I’m going to say that the network is not a specific part of my coverage as an analyst. Even so, it seems to me that the network is often ignored or left to specific network experts to address when other initiatives are in play DevOps is an important and popular initiative in the IT world […]

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Why You Need To Know About The Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service World

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  June 30, 2020

With the proliferation of applications and data in so many locations (e.g. data center, edge, public cloud), the confidence in disaster recovery across all of these locations has reduced. The challenge becomes implementing effective disaster recovery solutions in the face of so many other priorities that infrastructure and operations face.  Enter DRaaS as a way […]

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What Do You Do When Windows Server 2008 Ends?

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  June 17, 2020

Ouch! Your server operating system support has ended and you’ve got servers running that OS. What should you do? As analysts, we get this question quite often. Considering the fact that Windows Server 2008 supported ended on January 14th of this year, it is a good time to know the options.  My analyst colleagues, Tony […]

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The Time To Prepare For Post-Covid-19 Is Now

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  May 27, 2020

We certainly are learning a lot from today’s current situation. One thing is that we need to spend very wisely in case the unexpected arises. It is a given that this emphasis on optimizing our expenditures will extend well beyond our present-day lock downs. This will be particularly true for Infrastructure and Operations leaders. So […]

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How Infrastructure and Operations Can Meet Changing Skill Requirements Beyond Covid-19

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  May 20, 2020

With pressure comes change. The current Covid-19 situation coupled with more rapidly evolving technologies and deployment styles demands a change in skills and competencies for I&O teams. How can these teams and their managers cope and even get ahead of these changes? Gartner has some valuable answers. The first comes in the form of using […]

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Can You Make The Right Prediction With Distributed Cloud?

by Jeffrey Hewitt  |  May 12, 2020

There is an old Arabic saying–he who predicts the future is either lucky or a liar. As a Gartner analyst we are oft times asked for predictions. I got lucky with one of those predictions some 5 years ago. I suggested that the public cloud providers could offer on-premises infrastructure that would be used to […]

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