Group Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Platforms
Directions 2012 (U.S) Participating Analysts
Matthew Eastwood, Group Vice President and General Manager of IDC’s Enterprise Platform Group. He leads a team of analysts responsible for identifying and analyzing vendor strategies, technology, market and customer trends affecting enterprise platforms and data centers worldwide. In this role he is responsible for managing market analysis, forecasting and consulting for servers, workstations, server & client operating environments, virtualization/cloud software, systems management software, data center trends, infrastructure channels and IT leasing and financing worldwide. Mr. Eastwood speaks frequently at IDC, industry, and customer events around the world and is frequently quoted in leading business and technology publications.
Mr. Eastwood provides in-depth market analysis, research, and consulting on key aspects of the enterprise infrastructure marketplace to both buyers and suppliers of technology. Also through his role, Mr. Eastwood has engaged end-users, technology vendors, media and trade press through speaking events in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. During his tenure at IDC, Mr. Eastwood has led IDC primary research focused on emerging trends in enterprise systems and data centers.. In particular, this primary research allows IDC to make continual assessments regarding how customers are deploying enterprise infrastructure in both on premise and off premise data centers. Recent topics covered in Mr. Eastwood’s research include: Data Center Consolidation, Virtualization, Data Center Automation, Converged Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Mission Critical Computing, High Availability, Platform Migration, Green IT, and Data Center Workloads.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Eastwood worked for twelve years as a senior project manager and environment consultant at Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Eastwood was responsible for managing the planning and design of large environmental infrastructure projects including wastewater collection and treatment facilities. In addition, Mr. Eastwood served as Operations Manager of the firm’s New England practice. In this capacity, he was responsible for monitoring financial performance, resource planning, and compensation on a regional basis.
Mr. Eastwood received a bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and earned his M.S. in Engineering Project Management from WPI in Worcester, MA. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Massachusetts.
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