Tony Lock, Distinguished Analyst

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Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.

To keep everything balanced and grounded, Tony is intimately involved in Freeform Dynamics’ Community Research Programme, through which he stays in close touch with how needs are evolving within the IT and business community around IT service delivery. This includes all aspects of systems infrastructure and management, from desktop, through servers, storage and network, to mainframe, with particular attention paid to alternative delivery models – cloud computing, managed services, IT financing, etc.

From an advisory perspective, Tony’s comprehensive knowledge of the solution and best practice landscape makes him ideal for those who want help in understanding their options rather than having a canned set of recommendations thrust at them. His focus on core principles and his forthright but open-minded views on technology also make Tony one of the most sought after speakers in the industry for keynotes, roundtables, webinars, and so on.

Tony has a strong IT practitioner background, having held IT management positions at companies such as BP and BT, and has also worked on the vendor side of equation at Amdahl. He became an industry analyst in 2000, has been with Freeform Dynamics since 2007, and is currently based in Germany, but also spends significant time in London and other locations around the world.

Notable areas of expertise:

• IT delivery and operations
• Datacentre infrastructure and management
• Information management and protection
• Security, privacy and compliance strategy
• IT related strategy and decision-making
• High impact speaking

Content published by Tony Lock

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Thin Client Devices Revisited

Technology best forgotten or time for a renaissance?

Inside Track published January 2016

IBM’s Spectrum Suite of storage tools is going to be a hard sell

Analyst Opinion

Column/Blog Post published January 2016

Combining DCIM and Cloud / CoLo / Managed Services

The challenges and opportunities

Column/Blog Post published December 2015

Network Security Solutions

The Role of Dedicated vs Multi-Function Options

Inside Track published November 2015

What changes will have the biggest impact on your IT in the next three years?

Cloud, Analytics, Politics all in play

Column/Blog Post published November 2015

Enterprise Storage Architectures

Is it only about scale up or scale out?

Inside Track published October 2015

Key Advances in Storage Technology

Overview of new solutions and where they are being used

Inside Track published September 2015

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