Evaluator Group Broadens Services to Cover the Growing Market of Information Infrastructure

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Randy Kerns Joins Evaluator Group as Senior Strategist

"As the market shifts from managing storage to a managing Information Infrastructure, Randy’s expertise from virtualization everywhere to very long term archive will help us meet the needs of our vendors and end users clients.” -Camberley Bates

Evaluator Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Randy Kerns to the position of Senior Strategist, effective August 23, 2010. Randy joins to lead strategic planning efforts for both end users and vendors.

“We are fortunate to have Randy join the team, especially at this time of rapid growth and change for the industry,” said Camberley Bates, Managing Director Evaluator Group. “As the market shifts from managing storage to a managing Information Infrastructure, Randy’s expertise from virtualization everywhere to very long term archive will help us meet the needs of our vendors and end users clients.”

Randy Kerns has been well known for his depth of knowledge in technology, strategic planning and IT operations across multi-national and mid size IT organizations. He brings to Evaluator Group customers expertise as a senior executive where he led integrated strategies at SUN, StorageTek, Tandem Computers and most recently as CTO at ProStor. Early in his career Randy Kerns led engineering teams at Fujitsu and IBM developing disk and tape systems including some of the first archive / mass storage systems and virtualized disk. Most recently, Randy has been leading architectural teams designing systems that address long term archive storage requirements as well as specialty information systems for Healthcare PACS and Media / Entertainment.

Randy has authored two books. Planning a Storage Strategy ( http://www.evaluatorgroup.com/planning-a-storage-strategy-the-book) which offers step-by-step guidance on building an information storage strategy, and most recently Information Archiving - Economics and Compliance, ( http://www.evaluatorgroup.com/information-archiving-economics-and-compliance-the-book ) one of the first books to provide an analysis and explanation on archival storage.

"As one of the founders of the Company, I'm very pleased to have Randy rejoin the Evaluator Group. Evaluator Group is one of the few analyst organizations that continues to provide deep technical knowledge to enterprise IT staff and vendor engineering and marketing organizations," stated Jack Scott, Chairman, Board of Directors. “Randy has also been an integral part of that delivery as a board member and analyst.”

About Evaluator Group
Evaluator Group Inc. is dedicated to helping IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that make the most of the value of their storage and digital information. Evaluator Group services deliver in-depth, unbiased analysis on storage architectures, infrastructures and management for IT professionals. Since 1997 Evaluator Group has provided services for thousands of end users and vendor professionals through product and market evaluations, competitive analysis and education.

For more information see http://www.evaluatorgroup.com or call 877.344.4768.

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