Meet Eric Slack: Senior Analyst at Evaluator Group

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Since 2009 Eric has been a Senior Analyst, writing over 500 thought leadership articles, product analyses and blogs on a wide range of topics in the storage, virtualization and the cloud technology spaces. His coverage areas include scale-out architectures, virtual SAN, software-defined storage and hyper-converged solutions, as well as traditional storage and data protection. Eric has also written extensively on Big Data, object storage, flash, archive, tape and data monitoring / management technologies. Close
Eric has been a regular contributor for TechTarget’s Storage Magazine, writing feature articles on storage virtualization, VM data protection, file sync and share, converged infrastructures, evaluating SSDs, DRaaS, Big Data and other topics.

In addition to his work as a writer and analyst, Eric has over 25 years experience in technology companies. As a Sr. Product Manager at Spectra Logic, Eric was in charge of the company’s SMB to mid-range tape libraries. These systems were used mostly for small to mid-market backup and remote office data protection applications.

Eric was Regional Manager for a national storage integrator, managing the design and implementation of storage, networking and data protection solutions for companies from the mid-market to the enterprise. He has also held technical marketing and management positions in the digital imaging, telemetry recording, test equipment, PCB manufacturing and distribution industries.

Evaluator Group,, is an IT analyst firm dedicated to delivering unbiased in-depth information on Information Management and data storage. We review products and architectures with the perspective of how they impact application delivery such as databases, virtualization, VDI and Data Analytics.

Our goal: To help IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that enable them to maximize the value and efficiency they get from their storage.

We work closely with enterprises (end-users) that are purchasing information management and data storage technologies and empower their decisions with the most in-depth product analysis in the industry. We also work with storage vendors assisting them to understand trends in the industry. They rely on our research and competitive insight, and count on our independence and technical depth.

Our analysts are among the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals in the industry. We are solely focused on information management, storage technologies and how they impact the critical applications in IT, so we provide deeper and more detailed information than any of our competitors.

The core of our expertise comes from hands-on experience in the industry. Our analysts have been integrally involved in engineering data centers, creating new storage products, creating systems architectures and understanding dynamics of the purchasing process. This first-hand experience fuels our trend analysis, product investigation, and strategy work.

We offer research, consultation, and education. Our research includes: Product Analysis and Briefs which are reviews of products, Comparison Matrix for similar products to compare side by side Industry and Technical Industry Insight Whitepapers, Evaluation Guide and Workbooks to assist end users through selecting the right functionality for their environment. We hold an Advanced Storage Education classes twice a year in the US and Europe. Plus, we offer individual consultations and independent education.

What technologies do we cover? SAN Storage, NAS Storage, Solid State Storage, Storage Virtualization, Virtualization, Performance, Data Analytics, Object Storage, Archive, Data Protection, and Management Software. We cover all the major and secondary data storage providers, plus key upcoming vendors in new technology areas such as Object Storage and Solid State.


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