Randy Kerns is a partner at Evaluator Group, Boulder, Colorado, and is responsible for storage-area network and network-attached storage analysis and education, as well as company and product strategies.
Prior to joining Evaluator Group, Randy was the chief technology officer at ProStor; vice president of storage strategy and planning at Sun Microsystems; led the engineering organization in designing disk and tape systems for mainframe attachment at IBM and StorageTek; and designed disk systems for attachment to open systems and proprietary computer platforms at Fujitsu and Tandem Computers.
Randy has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a master's degree in engineering computer science from the University of Colorado. He has written numerous industry articles and papers and is the author of Planning a Storage Strategy, a book that offers step-by-step guidance on how to build an information storage strategy as part of a larger business process. He most recently authored Information Archiving -- Economics and Compliance, the first book of its kind to explore in depth the archiving of digital information.
You can reach him at email@example.com.
Contributions from Randy Kerns
- Most popular NAS apps
- What is the difference between NAS and SAN?
- Performance of different NAS and SAN drives
- How many times can you write to a 3490e tape cartridge?
- What is block I/O?
- Collective e-mail backups
- What does I/O stand for?
- Robust yet easy-to-manage NAS
- Can multiple people work against the same NAS?
- Tape-to-tape backup for an offloader output tape
- Backup for home use
- CIFS benchmarks, please
- High-end NAS considerations, part two
- EMC Celerra: virtual file system vs. file system group?
- High-end NAS considerations, part one
- Data recovery on home network
- What is NAS gateway?
- NAS box data movers
- NAS benchmarks
- Hitachi Thunder 9585V vs. NetApp GF960?