451 Research Hires Market Intelligence Expert to Address Digital Infrastructure Evolution

Michelle Bailey Brings Expertise in Quantifying Impact of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies; Will Present at Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara

May 02, 2013, 08:00 ET from 451 Research

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is extremely pleased to announce that Michelle Bailey, a recognized leader in quantifying the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies for datacenter and IT professionals, has joined 451 Research as Vice President of Datacenter Initiatives and Digital Infrastructure. In her role, Michelle 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, please 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."

About 451 Research
451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Business value is delivered via daily concise and insightful published research, periodic deeper-dive reports, data tools, market-sizing research, analyst advisory, and conferences and events. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research's insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. 451 Research is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle and Denver.

SOURCE 451 Research