Randy Kerns

Senior Strategist and Analyst

Randy Kerns

Randy draws from over 35 years of experience in helping storage companies design and develop products. As a partner at Evaluator Group and now The Futurum Group, he spends much of his time advising IT end-user clients on architectures and acquisitions.

Previously, Randy was Vice President of Storage and Planning at Sun Microsystems. He also developed disk and tape systems for the mainframe attachment at IBM, StorageTek, and two startup companies. Randy also designed disk systems at Fujitsu and Tandem Computers.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Randy served as the CTO for ProStor, where he brought products to market addressing a long-term archive for Information Technology and the Healthcare and Media/Entertainment markets.

He has also written numerous industry articles and papers as an educator and presenter, and he is the author of two books: Planning a Storage Strategy and Information Archiving – Economics and Compliance. The latter is the first book of its kind to explore information archiving in depth. Randy regularly teaches classes on Information Management technologies in the U.S. and Europe.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

Organizations look to the public cloud to streamline their IT environments. However, they can become more expensive than on-premises deployments. The Futurum Group has partnered with Veritas to create a total cost of ownership model to evaluate data protection in the public cloud.
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters – Insider Edition, Randy Kerns is joined by Quantum’s Brian Pawlowski, for a conversation on Quantum’s Myriad solution and how it is uniquely offering solutions to customer data challenges.
The Company Gathered Analysts to Share Strategy, Successes, and Upcoming Product Releases
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist at The Futurum Group, shares information on the recent Veeam Analyst Summit.
The Futurum Group’s Randy Kerns is joined by Eric Herzog, CMO for Infinidat for a conversation on Infinidat’s new solutions and other recent announcements.
Integration with Amazon Bedrock to Bring New Foundational Models and Data Insights
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist at The Futurum Group, shares information on a recent Cohesity announcement of software integration with Amazon Bedrock to bring AI capabilities into its multicloud data platform and solutions.
In our latest Lab Insight Report, Dell and Broadcom Deliver Scale-Out AI Platform for Industry, done in partnership with Dell, The Futurum Group Lab team outlined Dell PowerEdge Servers coupled with the Broadcom Ethernet NICS to provide the high-speed inter-node communications required with distributed computing and accelerated LLM training.