The Evaluator Group Joins RDX® Storage Alliance Supporting RDX Removable Disk Technology

Monday, September 13th 2010

Storage Analysts Build RDX Alliance Momentum

Broomfield, CO (Businesswire) Sept. 13,  2010 — The RDX® Storage Alliance™  and Evaluator Group today announced that Evaluator Group Inc., a leading analyst firm providing comprehensive and objective analysis of storage systems and storage issues, has become a partner in the RDX Storage Alliance. The RDX Storage Alliance is a non-profit association of storage industry leaders dedicated to supporting the community of storage customers and IT professionals responsible for implementation of data protection, retention, archive and recovery strategies. As one of the leading analyst firms focusing on computer storage technology, Evaluator Group provides in-depth, unbiased technical research and expertise on the industry’s leading storage systems vendors, product offerings and storage issues to IT storage professionals.

“Our enterprise end user customers are reviewing their next strategy for managing very long-term archive. Across all industries including healthcare, media / entertainment and government, the principles and practices for data retention and archive solutions are changing,” said Camberley Bates, Managing Director.  “As a partner of the RDX Storage Alliance and with Randy Kerns’ leadership, we hope to broaden the RDX body of knowledge so that end users and vendors will better understand where and how RDX removable disk technology can serve to preserve our digital world.”

“Evaluator Group is a well respected storage industry analyst group. We are glad to have Evaluator Group join the RDX Storage Alliance as a partner and contribute their knowledge to this professional community,” said Karl Chen, Executive Director of the RDX Storage Alliance. “Evaluator Group brings unbiased, informed, and relevant evaluations of current business and technology challenges and solutions. Evaluator Group will address customer solution profiles and best practices showing how RDX removable disk technology can make data storage more efficient while reducing IT costs,” Mr. Chen continued.

OEM partners of the RDX storage technology include industry leaders BDT, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Imation, Maxell, NEC, ProStor Systems, and Tandberg Data. RDX removable disks are designed for portability and longevity, the rugged RDX cartridges are engineered to be durable so you can safely transport off-site while also providing the shelf life required for archival requirements.

RDX removable disk technology is a cost-effective, scalable storage solution for backup and recovery of data and images. RDX technology combines the best features of tape and disk backup, but adds portability, easy duplication, rapid random data access, compatible capacity growth, high data reliability and affordability. RDX is a flexible and easy solution for small, medium and enterprise companies and provides the data protection features they need in the easy-to-use process they need. RDX removable disk technology products provide plug and play installation and appear to computers as a standard disk drive removable media device providing easy drag and drop control and instant data retrieval.

About The RDX Storage Alliance.

RDX Storage Alliance is a non-profit organization comprised of industry leading storage and technology companies and the RDX user community. The Alliance is dedicated to supporting a community of professionals responsible for the management of data protection, retention, archive, and recovery at their companies. RDX Storage Alliance supports its community of members through offering engaging content contributed by customers, partners and members, which present best practices, use cases and other information that demonstrates how companies can make data storage more efficient and reduce IT costs. For more information, contact us at or visit us at

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


RDX is a trademark of The RDX Storage Alliance and ProStor Systems in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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