Converged infrastructure operates by grouping multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing package. Components of a converged infrastructure may include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment, and software for IT infrastructure management, automation, and orchestration.
ESG Practice Director and Senior Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on existing and emerging network technologies, converged and hyperconverged infrastructures, and application and network performance management solutions utilized by enterprises and service providers. He is particularly interested in software-defined and modern architectures that are driving the next wave of network and hybrid cloud infrastructure investments. Bob’s research spans from network trends for intelligent network automation across data center, campus, wireless, and WAN to the adoption of hybrid cloud infrastructure for on-premises clouds and the impact of AI/ML technologies on IT operations.
In his 30 year career, Bob has held several senior management roles in marketing, product management, and sales for software and technology companies conducting business in the US and internationally. Bob shares straightforward and thought-provoking insights that have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.
Senior Analyst Paul Nashawaty covers infrastructure modernization and application modernization at ESG. Paul has extensive knowledge in digital transformation initiatives across front-end and back-end systems as well as the supporting infrastructure ecosystem that supports these efforts. Paul brings more than 25 years of experience in delivering go-to-market strategies, including identifying new routes to market, expanding and developing partner ecosystems, and achieving positive business results through execution of strategic plans.
When not pursuing his professional interests, he spends time with his family and friends outdoors camping and hiking and is often at the coast boating and fishing.