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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).


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.


  • 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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Worldwide Cloud System Software Forecast, 2017-2021

Dec 2017 - Market Forecast - Doc # US42135317

by: Gary Chen

This IDC study provides a top-down sizing of the cloud system software market in 2016 and a 2017–2021 forecast for this market. Historical and forecast revenue data is shown for the total worldwide market. Cloud system software (CSS) is a c...
This IDC study examines the market share of cloud system software vendors in 2016 as well as the market forces that influenced their performances. Cloud system software is a competitive market within IDC's software taxonomy and a subset of ...
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