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
- Discussing the pros and cons of SAN vs. NAS
- Choosing the right replication method
- What NAS can do for Microsoft Exchange
- The best way to connect a NAS to a SAN
- Its NAS gateways over filer servers
- Disk servers, are they a viable management solution?
- Consolidate with NAS gateways
- Load balancing with Fibre Channel
- What value does NAS add to an organization?
- Multiple file access
- NAS gateway products for 2004
- Why a NAS gateway?
- Where the SATA vs. SCSI race stands
- Searching for a 200-host NAS solution
- Clustered distributed storage systems
- Moving data during a specific timeframe
- A NAS filer and a NAS file server are the same thing
- SATA storage systems
- Lifecycle data management
- NAS -- different products for different market segments