John Abbott

John Abbott

Principal Research Analyst, ​ Applied Infrastructure & DevOps | London, UK

Biography

John Abbott is a principal research analyst in the Applied Infrastructure & DevOps channel of 451 Research, a technology research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. He covers semiconductor, systems and software infrastructure. This includes new cloud and datacenter system architectures (scale-up and scale-out), accelerated computing and AI infrastructure, semiconductor ecosystem and supply chain issues, and legacy-to-modernization platform evolution.​ John arrived at S&P Global Market Intelligence through its 2019 acquisition of 451 Research. He was a cofounder of The 451 Group in 2000, running analyst operations from the San Francisco office until 2007. He has been the principal author of many special reports on areas such as storage virtualization, blade servers, software- defined infrastructure and virtual desktop infrastructure.​ John began covering the technology industry in 1984, building on work as a user of mainframes, early PCs and Unix machines, and then becoming a technical author. As a freelancer in the 1980s, he contributed to BBC World Service, Computing, Computer Weekly, the Financial Times and the Times. He worked on the pioneering daily IT news service Computergram International and became its editor in 1997. ​ John holds music and English degrees from Keele University and a master’s degree in modern English literature from the University of London.​

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