Hanson R. (Randy) Cochran
Senior Infrastructure Architect
Randy Cochran is a Senior Infrastructure Architect at Data Center Enhancements
Inc. He has over 40-years of experience as a computer professional,
with specific expertise in external SAN/NAS/DAS storage architectures.
He is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the enterprise storage
field. Other areas of competence include complex server design,
remote replication services, high availability, data center planning,
performance analysis, capacity management, and data protection strategies.
Randy has extensive experience with Hitachi Data Systems, EMC VMAX,
VNX , Clarrion, and Symmetrix, IBM midrange and enterprise class storage, DS8700, Tape Libraries,
and SVC virtualization appliances, Oracle/SUN storage products,
HP optical jukeboxes, NetApps FAS and V-series, Nexsan high density
storage, FC fabric switches and Directors, and other types of storage
hardware. He has been through factory training on a variety of SRM
tools such as Hitachi Data System’s HiCommand suite, IBM’s
Tivoli and TPC tools suite, Symantec (Veritas) Storage Management
products, HP OpenView tools, and other storage management applications
and suites. For the past eight years his primary focus has been on
the unique operational requirements presented by petabyte-scale
Mr. Cochran’s other architectural design skills include enterprise-level
high-end server structures and storage subsystems, client-server
architectures, LAN and WAN technologies, systems design and
configuration using multi-vendor products, e-Discovery, Disaster Recovery, and software
integration. He has been involved in full lifecycle implementations
and provided project management, project team leadership, technology
specification, strategic decision-making, computer operations and
administration on numerous large-scale projects. He has acted as
Technical Advisor to some of the world's largest corporations and
governmental operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Prior to launching Data Center Enhancements Inc. operations, Mr.
Cochran worked for several world-class consulting companies including
Unisys, IBM Global Services, Computer Sciences Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.