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Ashish Nadkarni

Program Vice President, Computing Platforms, Worldwide Infrastructure

Ashish Nadkarni is a Program Vice President within IDC's worldwide infrastructure practice, managing research on Computing Platforms. Ashish takes a holistic view of compute in the datacenter, in the cloud and at the edge. His core research starts with a critical examination of evolving computing architectures and technologies, including disruptive trends such Heterogeneous, Accelerated, Edge and Quantum Computing. It is complemented by qualitative and quantitative research on current and next-gen workloads, server form factors and deployments, vertical and industry specific use cases, emerging computing architectures such as composable/disaggregated systems and rackscale design, cloud frameworks such as OpenStack, and datacenter initiatives like Open Compute. And finally, it is rounded off by touching upon on physical and virtual computing software, operating systems, cloud system software and software-defined compute.



Previously, Ashish was a Practice Lead at GlassHouse Technologies, a vendor independent consulting firm where he focused on infrastructure-related strategy, design and implementation and managed services engagements. Ashish has also held infrastructure operations, engineering, and product management positions at firms like Bose, Computer Sciences Corporation, EMC and AutoVirt. 



  • M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Massachusetts
  • MSc. (Physics) from the University of Pune, India
  • BSc. (Physics) from the University of Mumbai, India
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for leading multiple media outlets
  • Ashish also authors blogs on the IDC Community Site



On May 2, 2018, Equinix — a interconnection and datacenter facility provider — reported its first quarter 2018 results. This announcement marked its 61st consecutive quarter of top-line revenue growth. Equinix reported that quarterly revenu...
The Embedded Linux (EL) market is fragmented, thanks to the plethora of projects and distributions that are specific to certain use cases or adapted to specific devices and processors. Selecting the right EL platform can be quite an arduous...
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This IDC Market Perspective reviews the manner in which operating environments are being transformed thanks to market dynamics in core, edge, and endpoint computing."Given the trend by most enterprises toward open source–based application s...
This IDC study provides worldwide market share data for operating systems and subsystems for calendar year 2017."Operating systems and subsystems are the foundation for a modern infrastructure and provide the foundation necessary for hostin...
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