451 Research has announced that Michelle Bailey, a recognized leader in quantifying the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies for data center and IT professionals, has joined 451 Research as vice president of Datacenter Initiatives and Digital Infrastructure. In her role, Bailey will spearhead new data services initiatives to support a comprehensive 451 Research agenda that provides a holistic perspective on the evolving digital infrastructure market.  

Research Focus on Digital Infrastructure Evolution

Compute, networking, and storage technologies are converging physically and virtually, while enterprises are implementing a hybrid mix of public and private services to accommodate changes in demand and the types of workloads. Addressing this evolving digital infrastructure, which extends from facilities through the hardware and software stacks to cloud-based services, has profound implications for the way enterprises plan, build and manage their IT environments. Michelle's team will build out the market intelligence — complemented by analyst insight — to help enterprises build comprehensive digital infrastructure strategic frameworks for evaluating and implementing new technologies and services.

Michelle will present her research and insights at the upcoming Uptime Institute Symposium, which will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 13-16. To register for Symposium, visit: http://symposium.uptimeinstitute.com and use promo code VIP100 for a $100 discount.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Michelle was a data scientist at a big-data startup specializing in social-media analytics and community building. Michelle also spent more than 10 years at IDC, where she conceptualized and led its Datacenter Trends program, producing research that spanned multiple disciplines in IT and datacenter infrastructure to provide a holistic view of the evolving datacenter.  Much of this research focused on datacenter transformation with specialties in datacenter consolidation, energy efficiency, datacenter modularity, taxonomies and market sizing. In addition to being named Analyst of the Year at IDC, Michelle was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Peacock Award for excellence in market research.

With more than 20 years' experience in market research, data analytics and IT consulting, Michelle is frequently quoted in the business press and technology magazines and is a highly sought after speaker at leading industry events. Michelle holds an Honors degree from Monash University, Australia, in Mathematical Statistics.

"Michelle has distinguished herself by being well ahead of the market in identifying and articulating the short-and long-term impacts of server virtualization, cloud computing and service provider infrastructure," said Simon Carruthers, Chief Operating Officer, 451 Research. "Her team's analysis will provide critical insight into the evolving digital infrastructure landscape and enable enterprises to make smarter, more strategic decisions."