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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



Dell Technologies' strategy and focus on the rapidly emerging IoT landscape comes across loud and clear, with the formation of an IoT Division, led by VMware CTO Ray O'Farrell, that will coordinate development of products and services acros...
Red Hat announced its FY 1Q18 financial results on June 20, 2017. The results were, as usual, above the average for the industry with an overall increase of 19% for total revenue versus the quarter one year earlier. Of the $677 million of r...
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Fog Computing — IDC Computing Platforms Perspective

Jan 2018 - Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc # US42978417

by: Ashish Nadkarni

This IDC Presentation provides a computing platforms perspective on fog computing. It is intended to be delivered at the IoT Conference in Mumbai, India. It starts with definitions of fog and edge computing and then compares the two. Furthe...
This IDC study is the fourth of a four-part special study entitled OpenStack Infrastructure Ecosystem: Adoption Patterns, Use Cases, and Market Outlook. This document includes IDC's analysis on OpenStack deployment and user challenges based...
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