Research Director, Datacenter Networks
Brad Casemore is IDC’s Research Director, Datacenter Networks. He covers networking products and related technologies and platforms typically deployed in the datacenter.
Mr. Casemore leads IDC’s Datacenter Networks program, and works closely with IDC's Enterprise Networking, Server, Storage, Cloud and Security programs to assess the impact of emerging IT and converged-infrastructure solutions. He researches technology areas such as Ethernet Fabrics, Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), WAN Optimization, Network Virtualization, Network Programmability, and Software Defined Networks (SDN). In this capacity, Mr. Casemore provides ongoing research for IDC’s Continuous Information Service (CIS), market forecasts, custom consulting, and Go-To-Market services.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Casemore spent more than 20 years in the information-technology industry, holding various positions in the areas of enterprise computing and applications, enterprise/datacenter networking, and security and mobile/wireless technologies. He most recently served as VP Partners at Echoworx Corporation, and has held senior business-development positions at companies such as BorderWare Technologies, Sitraka (now part of Quest Software), and Platform Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Casemore worked at Cisco Systems. He began working in the technology industry as a market analyst, covering the early LAN and WAN markets – including NICs, hubs, routers, repeaters, and bridges – as well as UNIX servers and workstations.
In recent years, Mr. Casemore has also written a popular blog, Twilight in the Valley of the Nerds, that covered enterprise and datacenter networking. In that forum, he has written extensively about software-defined networking (SDN), network fabrics and architectures, and Layer 4-7 services.
Mr. Casemore is a journalism graduate of Humber College in Toronto, Canada.