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Ashish Nadkarni

Group Vice President, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies

Ashish Nadkarni is Group Vice President within IDC's worldwide infrastructure practice, managing research on computing, storage, data management and cloud infrastructure platforms and technologies. He also oversees the delivery of base and derivative infrastructure-related data products (Trackers) and custom engagements. Ashish takes an end-to-end view of infrastructure in the datacenter, in the cloud and at the edge. His core research starts with an objective assessment of emerging and established areas such as silicon, memory and data persistence technologies, heterogeneous, accelerated, fog, edge and quantum computing architectures, composable/disaggregated platforms, rackscale design and software-defined infrastructure, modern operating systems, and physical, virtual and cloud computing software. It is complemented by qualitative and quantitative research on current and next-gen workloads, vertical and industry-specific use cases, storage and server form factors and deployment models, and the growing influence of open and open-source communities like OpenStack and Open Compute Project on infrastructure.


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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Application Delivery Services Market Dynamics

Jun 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43856218

by: Ashish NadkarniBrad CasemoreKuba Stolarski

This IDC Market Perspective examines the emergence of the market for application services. Application services will continue to be a key infrastructure market segment for many years to come."By making application services a core part of ap...
This IDC Vendor Profile provides an overview of Supermicro — a large, growing, and influential supplier in the infrastructure market. This document examines Supermicro's business strategy and key market differentiators.
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