Tony Lock, Distinguished Analyst

Call: +44 (0) 7711 719113 Email: tony@freeformdynamics.com


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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Taking Cyber Security to the Next Level

The role of continuous egress monitoring and analytics

Report/Paper published September 2015

Cloud and Security Challenges

Trying to take aim at hidden and moving targets

Column/Blog Post published September 2015

Windows Server 2003 end of support - Don’t panic, do something secure, now

Webcast with Tony Lock and Dale Vile

Presentation/Webcast delivered June 2015

The Role of Cloud Storage

Not right for everything, but useful in many areas

Column/Blog Post published May 2015

The Impact of VMware VVOLs on Storage

Easier deployment of VMs needs sophisticated storage arrays

Inside Track published April 2015

Is your storage ready for the future?

Advanced storage tech really does deliver value

Column/Blog Post published March 2015

Virgin Media Business and its SMB proposition

Customer empathy and realism from a Telco?

Column/Blog Post published February 2015

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