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Among other things, Craig Lowery is an IT industry analyst at Gartner Inc., covering cloud computing topics such as managed cloud services, cloud cost management, and platform as a service. Before that, he was a Senior Distinguished Engineer and the Executive Director of Cloud Architecture in the Dell Software Group at Dell Inc. focusing on cloud computing, with special emphasis on workload mobility and hybrid cloud.
This site is a personal endeavor representing his own views and observations about whatever seems to be interesting at the moment. Opinions and views expressed here are not necessarily those of Gartner Inc.
Author Archives: Craig Lowery
Nearly three years with Gartner. I have to say I’ve been far more successful with this company than I ever expected. It is such a natural fit for me. I enjoy writing the research, talking to clients, the occasional travel … Continue reading
So, it has been almost a year now since I accepted a position with Gartner Inc. as an IT industry analyst. In that time, all of my thinking and writing about the industry has been redirected to Gartner’s research outputs … Continue reading
“If you are running your IT systems in a traditional private data center, you are already locked-in, and not in a good way.” I was recently in a job interview before a panel of IT industry analysts, defending my positions … Continue reading
I’m a big believer in formal education because of the importance of understanding “first principles” – the foundational elements upon which engineers design and build things. The strengths and weaknesses of any such product are direct results of the … Continue reading
“New use cases and their subsequent solutions are like a feedback loop that creates a gravity well of chaotic innovation.” Part 7 – Panning for new Use Cases This is the last of a seven-part series considering the ongoing transformation … Continue reading
“The need for a common language requirement is the chief problem microservices solve.” Part 6 – Episode IV: A New OOP Our series exploring the six independent yet related threads that are converging to drive dramatic transformation in information technology … Continue reading
“Cracking the code of how to best implement and monetize APIs is crucial to success in the emerging API economy.” Part 5 – The Planet of the APIs After a brief holiday hiatus, we’re back to inspect the multiple aspects … Continue reading
“…the direct to consumer aspect of the container model is at the heart of its transformative capabilities.” Part 4 – The Tupperware Party This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series relating six largely independent yet convergent evolutionary … Continue reading
“Cloud isn’t a technology. It’s a force of nature.” Part 3 – The Power of Steam I’ve previously advanced the notion that the IT industry has reached and is in the act of collectively crossing a synchronization barrier – … Continue reading
Part 2 – The Compositional Frontier In my previous installment, I introduced the idea that the Information Technology industry is approaching, and perhaps is already beginning to cross, a major point of inflection. I likened it to a barrier synchronization, … Continue reading