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.
Worldwide Storage and Virtualized x86 Environments
Eric Burgener, Gary Chen, Iris Feng, Eric Sheppard
Sep 2014 - Doc # 250720 Market Analysis
This IDC study presents the worldwide 2014–2018 forecast for the storage and virtualized x86 environments market. Key factors driving the growth and evolution of storage in virtual environments include flash, software-defined storage, an ...purchase document
IDC's Worldwide Flash Storage Solutions in the Datacenter Taxonomy, 2014
Eric Burgener, Laura DuBois, Iris Feng, Jeff Janukowicz, Eric Sheppard, Natalya Yezhkova
Sep 2014 - Doc # 250560 Industry Development and Models
This IDC study examines the role of flash storage in the datacenter, defining the many different ways in which it is being deployed. This study provides insights into the driving forces for flash deployments and spending on flash-based s ...purchase document
|IDC Worldwide Storage Predictions 2014: Storage Disruption - Flash, Cloud and Software-based Storage|
|Framingham, MA United States|
|January 09, 2014|