Carl Brooks

IT Analyst
451 Research
Carl Brooks is an Analyst for 451 Research's Service Providers Channel, covering cloud computing and the next generation of IT infrastructure. Previously, he spent several years researching and reporting on the emerging cloud market for TechTarget. Carl has also spent more than 10 years supporting small and medium-sized businesses as an IT consultant, network and systems integrator, and IT outsourcer. He specialized in server and desktop operations, Linux and Microsoft products, and security, and has thorough knowledge of hardware platforms and networking technologies, as well as significant experience working with the channel market. Carl holds BA degrees in English and history from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and has cheerfully let a small variety of basically useless IT certifications lapse.