Mike Fratto

Mike Fratto

Senior Research Analyst, Applied Infrastructure & DevOps | New York, NY


Mike Fratto is a Senior Research Analyst on the Applied Infrastructure & DevOps team at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He covers enterprise networking, including campus and datacenter networking, SDN, SD-WAN, SD-Branch, cloud networking, container networking, networking as a service, network performance monitoring, and network automation and orchestration. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products, as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.

Prior to joining 451 Research, he was with GlobalData as Research Director with the Global IT Technology & Software team covering the enterprise networking and datacenter technology markets. Mike was with TechWeb for more than 15 years, most recently as Editor of Network Computing. He was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, SD-WAN Summit, MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress and SDN NFV World Congress, as well as to local groups, and he served as the chair for Interop's Datacenter and Storage tracks. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.

Mike teaches a graduate course in network security for Syracuse University's Information Science and Technology program. The course presents a technical and theoretical overview of network security strategies and technologies and how network security can fit into an organization's overall IT architecture.

Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Information Science and Technology.

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