Research Director, Storage Software
Eric Sheppard is a Research Director within IDC’s Storage program where he covers Storage Software, Storage for Virtual Environments, Integrated Infrastructure & Hyper Converged markets. Eric manages IDC's Quarterly Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Tracker & IDC's Worldwide Storage Software Qview. He is also a lead contributor to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure & Platform Tracker. This broad storage coverage coupled with his extensive international storage market experiences gives him a unique understanding of the many market forces affecting the storage software market. In addition to these responsibilities, Eric frequently contributes to primary research, custom storage projects and regularly presents market trends at industry events.
Prior to his current role, Eric spent seven years working at IDC's London, England office where he managed IDC’s European storage hardware research programs. His research responsibilities, during this time, spanned 16 Western European countries and included disk storage systems, tape libraries, SAN infrastructure and hard disk drive markets. Eric’s broad understanding of Europe’s multifaceted storage market made him a sought-after analyst within the market and was a regular presenter at many EMEA storage events.
Storage Infrastructure for Public and Private Clouds:
A Taxonomy Update
Laura DuBois, Liz Conner, Ashish Nadkarni, Eric Sheppard, Natalya Yezhkova, John Rydning
Oct 2014 - Doc # 251937 Industry Development and Models
This IDC study contains IDC's storage for the cloud (SC) taxonomy and provides an overview of current and future use cases driving market demand and expansion.: "IDC expects that, in 2015, cloud services will continue to exert their ...purchase document
Taxonomy Distinctions Between Storage Accounting
in IDC's Enterprise Storage Systems and High-Performance Computing Research
Steve Conway, Laura DuBois, Earl C. Joseph, Ph.D., Ashish Nadkarni, Eric Sheppard, Natalya Yezhkova
Oct 2014 - Doc # 251935 Industry Development and Models
This IDC study outlines the differences in taxonomy and methodology between IDC's Storage Systems research and the storage reporting done by IDC's High-Performance Computing program.: "This document serves to identify the difference ...purchase document
|IDC Worldwide Storage Predictions 2014: Storage Disruption - Flash, Cloud and Software-based Storage|
|Framingham, MA United States|
|January 09, 2014|