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Ashish Nadkarni

Program Director, Computing Platforms

Ashish Nadkarni is a Program Director within IDC's worldwide infrastructure practice, which includes research on computing platforms, operating environments, storage systems and software, and networking infrastructure for enterprise and cloud data centers. This research is delivered via syndicated programs and reports, special studies, Trackers and other data products, end-user research programs, and via advisory services and consulting programs.

Ashish oversees IDC’s Computing Platforms research, which spans x86 and non-x86 servers and integrated systems, Unix systems, mainframe class servers, and edge computing devices.  It also examines the impact of server architecture on systems software such as operating environments, server and client virtualization, and cloud system software. This research also includes areas such as workloads and deployments, segmentation of server hardware based on current and next-generation workloads, emerging computing paradigms such as composable/disaggregated systems, rackscale architectures, cloud frameworks such as OpenStack and datacenter initiatives like Open Compute. Additionally, Ashish participates in IDC’s research on enterprise and cloud storage systems and software, software-defined infrastructure, infrastructure for and in the cloud and infrastructure for the Internet of Things.

Ashish also co-leads IDC's Global Overview program on Big Data and Analytics, one of the four pillar programs of IDC 3rd platform research agenda. This program tracks the infrastructure and software technologies associated with Big Data and Analytics. It also covers research on a wide range of related services, integration strategies, use cases, and go-to-market strategies.

With a background in infrastructure operations, Ashish takes key interest in emerging technologies that can shape the future of infrastructure markets worldwide. Clients of IDC can benefit from Ashish’s insight on evolving industry and market trends, vendor and product projections, and the impact of new technology adoption.

Ashish’s industry experience spans engineering, consulting, operations and product management positions at leading firms like Bose, Computer Sciences Corporation, GlassHouse Technologies, EMC and AutoVirt.  Ashish received his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and his Master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Pune, India. 

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