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Gary Chen

Research Manager, Software Defined Compute

Gary Chen is IDC's Research Manager, Software Defined Compute. His research focuses on server virtualization, container infrastructure and management, and cloud system software (system software used to build IaaS clouds such as OpenStack).

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Chen was a Senior Analyst at Yankee Group, focusing on small and medium enterprise infrastructure, server virtualization, cloud computing, and Linux/open source. Mr. Chen also has 10 years of IT and software development experience, having served as the Director of IT at RIC International, a translation services company. He was also the Director of Engineering at EMUMAIL, a messaging applications and services company, overseeing software development, technical support, and datacenter operations. Mr. Chen has also done extensive IT consulting with numerous businesses in the retail, e-commerce, healthcare, and publishing industries.
 

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Miami
  • Completed a two-year LEAP graduate program for computer systems engineering at Boston University.
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