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Simon Robinson

Principal Analyst, Infrastructure


Principal Analyst Simon Robinson has more than 25 years of experience leading analyst teams and producing research and insight into all aspects of digital infrastructure.

Simon focuses on delivering research insights into the rapidly evolving technology landscape to help clients position their infrastructure solutions for success.

Simon was an IT journalist and editor before becoming a founding analyst at 451 Research, where he led the storage and infrastructure research practice. He is an industry-recognized authority, commentator, and public speaker on a range of emerging storage technologies, including disk-based backup, object storage, cloud storage, all-flash storage, and hyperconverged infrastructure. Simon also led survey-based products and managed 451’s analyst team prior to the company’s acquisition by S&P Global in 2019. He assumed overall responsibility for the Technology, Media and Telecoms research team following S&P’s acquisition of IHS Markit.

Simon is based in the UK and has a degree in Economics from the University of Central Lancashire.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cloud-attached Storage
  • Cloud-native Storage
  • Data Protection
  • Flash-based Storage
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Primary Storage Arrays
  • Software-defined Storage
  • Storage Hardware
  • Storage Networking
  • Storage/Data Management

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Data is an organization’s lifeblood, at the heart of next-generation intelligent applications and services. As data becomes ever more distributed it’s never been more important for IT organizations to build out a modern, performant, intelligent, and connected data storage infrastructure; it’s increasingly a critical, foundational piece of any successful organization.”

Simon Robinson
Principal Analyst, Infrastructure

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