and founder Alessandro Perilli leaves Gartner to join Red Hat

In december 2010, Alessandro Perilli founder of both and announced his transfer to research firm Gartner, becoming research director covering cloud computing, virtualization and datacenter technologies in the IT Professionals research team.

At the end of 2013, Alessandro caused some commotion in the OpenStack community by publishing several articles on his blog criticizing OpenStack (What I saw at the OpenStack Summit and Why vendors can’t sell OpenStack to enterprises). Alessandro’s critical comments haven’t been unnoticed by the OpenStack community, causing Red Hat to offer Alessandro the position of running its OpenStack based hybrid cloud program, as reported by Barb Darrow on the GigaOM website. At Red Hat Alessandro will be in a postition to work on his own criticized points and actually change OpenStack for the better.

We wish Alessandro the best with this new assignment at Red Hat.

At Gartner Alessandro has published several articles for Gartner customers: