Randy Kerns

Randy Kerns Senior strategist Evaluator Group

    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 randy@evaluatorgroup.com.