Andy Lawrence

Andy Lawrence

Former Research Vice President - Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure | Executive Director of Uptime Research | London, UK


Andy Lawrence is the Vice President of Research for Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure at 451 Research and the Executive Director of Uptime Research. He also leads the 451 Foresight project, which looks at the potential impact of emerging technologies across the IT industry over the next decade.

Andy specializes in datacenter efficiency, market evolution and automation, both from a technical and economic point of view. He has an interest in the convergence of IT and energy technologies, both in the datacenter and beyond. Andy works closely with the Uptime Institute, part of The 451 Group, reviewing innovations and trends for members. Andy has given keynote presentations at events in the US, Europe and Asia.

Andy is the author of reports covering datacenter management; power/energy management; 5G mobile networks; Disruptive Datacenter technologies; and datacenter and application resiliency. He has represented 451 Research at the Green Grid, and contributed to European Union projects on cloud services and renewable energy. He contributed to an international program to develop a carbon footprinting method for IT.

Before joining 451 Research, Andy was the co-founder of Infoconomy, a publishing and research company focusing on enterprise IT; and was a technology and business journalist writing for business and national media. He launched several IT business magazines and information services in the UK and US.

Andy has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Manchester, with an interest in Philosophy of Science and phenomenology.

Geographic Coverage Global

Recent Research from Andy Lawrence

Request Analyst Briefing

Welcome to 451 Research.

If you’re a technology vendor or service provider interested in briefing one of our analysts on your product or service, please fill out the form below. 

Company name is required.
First Name:*
First name is required.
Last Name:*
Last name is required.
Must use a valid email.
Job Title:*
Job title is required.
Address is required.
City is required.
State is required.
Zip code is required.
Phone is required.
Company top executives names & titles:*
This field is required.
Website is required.
Company business description:*
This field is required.
What makes your company unique?:*
This field is required.
What do you want to talk with us about?:*
This field is required.
Which analyst(s) do you want to brief? If you know the name of the analyst(s):
Invalid Input
Has your organization worked with us before?:*
This field is required.
If yes describe your commercial or partnership relationship with 451 / S&P Global:*
This field is required.
Preferred timezone for contact:*
This field is required.
Where do you fit in the technology landscape?:*
    This field is required.
    What primary markets does your company serve?:*
    This field is required.
    What other markets relate to your company?:*
    This field is required.
    GDPR/Privacy - Opt-In Consent:*
    Must accept privacy agreement
    Verify you are human:* <span class="briefing_label">Verify you are human:</span>
    Generate New Image
    The input value does not match the image displayed. Please try again.

    New Alert Set

    "My Alert"

    Failed to Set Alert

    "My Alert"