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Richard L. Villars

Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud

As Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, Richard Villars is a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team, which assesses the development and adoption of solutions for datacenter transformation and exploitation of rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of Big Data and Cloud. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the evolution of converged IT infrastructure as well as the adoption of public and private cloud solutions. He advises clients on the impact of open systems, software and network efforts on organizations' infrastructure, deployment, procurement, and management practices.

Mr. Villars is a frequent speaker at industry and Wall Street conferences. Most recently, he spoke to IT managers in the US, South American, and Asia on compute and storage solutions for the "cloud," managing storage capacity growth associated with Big Data analytics, and the impact of converged IT solutions on datacenters and IT staffs. 

Mr. Villars has spent over 25 years at IDC assessing the emergence of network, storage, and server solutions as well as advising companies on the impact of the Internet and information growth on existing IT and general business practices. He has a bachelor of science in Foreign Service (B.S.F.S.) from Georgetown University with a concentration in science, technology, and international affairs.

On April 27, 2017, Intel announced earnings for FY 1Q17. Intel drove revenue of $14.8 billion (up 8% YoY) and operating income of $3.6 billion (up 40%). After a record-setting 2016, the company returned a strong opening salvo to 2017 by man...
AWS IaaS: Coming to a Location Near You

Dec 2016 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS42011716

by: Matthew EastwoodRichard L. Villars

At last week's annual customer event, re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS) laid the foundations for its next generation of compute and storage solutions, designed to capitalize on a major expansion in organizations' use of cognitive/analyti...
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This IDC Perspective discusses Schneider Electric's 2017 Analyst Summit. At the event, Schneider Electric announced its new products and services that are aimed at providing convenience for its customers — cloud and service providers as wel...
Edge IT: The Engine Powering Digital Transformation

Jun 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US42762517

by: Richard L. Villars

This IDC Perspective provides business leaders and CIOs with a road map to develop expertise in assessing, deploying, and managing IT at increasingly "smart" edge locations. These urban cores, hospitals, and factories are where IoT, robotic...
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