SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

July 12, 2011 12:58 ET

Infonetics Research Welcomes Sam Barnett, Directing Analyst for Data Center and Cloud

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Communications industry market research firm Infonetics Research today announced the addition of Samuel J. Barnett to its analyst team. Mr. Barnett is Infonetics' new Directing Analyst for Data Center and Cloud and is based out of Monument, Colorado in the U.S. (full bio: http://www.infonetics.com/bios.asp?id=sb).

"Adding Sam Barnett to our growing analyst team is a major coup for Infonetics, especially following our other recent analyst additions," notes J'Amy Stewart, CEO and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "Sam has that rare combination of traits that you see only in the best analysts: intensely analytical, visionary, and engaging, with brilliant communications skills. His 16 years in telecom and datacom as a business manager, product line manager, technical marketer and engineer will serve him well as he leads our data center and cloud coverage to a profoundly deeper level."

Mr. Barnett adds, "Infonetics Research has built solid practices in broad technology areas over its 21-year history; keeping with our core values of objectivity and accuracy, we will develop our Data Center and Cloud practice into the world's most comprehensive, insightful, and respected offering in the data center and cloud space, delivering value to our customers, partners, and the industry itself."

Company Co-founder and Principal Analyst Michael Howard and Directing Analyst Matthias Machowinski, who previously led Infonetics' Data Center and Cloud coverage, will work closely with Sam Barnett as he transitions into the role of Directing Analyst, Data Center and Cloud.

Stewart adds: "In addition to opening new offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands and hiring 4 new employees last month and this month, we are currently seeking to hire a market analyst and research analyst to expand our fast-growing research team. We encourage strong candidates to submit their resumes at http://www.infonetics.com/jobopp.asp."

SAM BARNETT BIO

Samuel J. Barnett
Directing Analyst, Data Center and Cloud
+1 (408) 583.3325 | sam@infonetics.com
Based in Monument, Colorado, USA

Sam Barnett is one of the most astute analysts in the data center and cloud computing field, leveraging 16 years in the telecom and data networking industry and an extensive technical marketing, business management, engineering, and computer science background.

Prior to joining Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) in July 2011, Sam held a range of technical marketing posts for more than a decade with Maxim Integrated Products and its acquisition, the storage and storage networking business unit of Vitesse Semiconductor. His experience there included several stints as a product line director for network processor programs, software and systems, and storage products, and most recently as the business manager for storage and storage networking products. Before that he worked with MCI for five years as a network architect and engineer, providing strategic advice on network infrastructure and technology (SONET, Ethernet, RPR, ATM, DWDM, OTN) for some of the largest and most technologically advanced networks in the world. Sam also co-founded Louisiana's first Internet service provider, Communiqué, and is a former adjunct professor of computer science at Colorado Tech University.

Sam now leads Infonetics' Data Center and Cloud coverage, including equipment and services for enterprises and service providers. He authors quarterly vendor market share and forecast services for data center network equipment, including switches, application delivery controllers, WAN optimizations, etc., and for storage area network (SAN) equipment, including Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet switches, storage networking adapters, etc. Sam also conducts surveys with global service providers and enterprises regarding data center deployments, cloud services strategies, and related issues, and produces regular research notes on hot topics in the data center and cloud space. Sam's ultimate goal is to develop Infonetics' Data Center and Cloud practice into the world's most comprehensive, insightful, and respected offering in the data center and cloud space.

Sam is a prolific author and speaker in the networking, communications, storage, and storage networking spheres, with vast conference speaking and chairing experience and numerous published articles in Computer Technology Review, Electronic Engineering, Embedded Computing Design, Integrated Communication Design, Netronics, and other publications.

Earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Information Systems at Louisiana Tech University in 1990, Sam's post graduate work includes a pending thesis for a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and business administration graduate study at Louisiana Tech.

ABOUT INFONETICS RESEARCH
Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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