The Future of Content Delivery and Software Defined Systems for Media and Entertainment at the 2014 Creative Storage Conference(SM)

The 2014 Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2014) on June 24 2014 in Culver City, CA; includes a panel discussion on the future of content delivery and a session on software defined systems for professional media. CS 2014 provides cutting edge insights by industry experts on a broad range of storage technologies used in professional media and entertainment applications.

San Jose, CA, June 9, 2014-The 2014 Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2014) on June 24 2014 in Culver City, CA; includes a panel discussion on the future of content delivery and a session on software defined systems for professional media. CS 2014 provides cutting edge insights by industry experts on a broad range of storage technologies used in professional media and entertainment applications. Early conference registration closes on June 20, 2014 and is available at: http://www.creativestorage.org/2014Register.htm.


Aberdeen, Aspera (an IBM Company), Corning, DDN, Excelis, HDS, LumaForge, Mellanox, MelroseMAC, MESS, Oracle, Promise Technology, Quantum, SMPTE, SNIA, Sony, Wooly Produtions and Zadara, are sponsoring and exhibiting at the show.

Following is a description of the two sessions:
Trekking to the Clouds: Looking to the Future of Content Delivery-wired, wireless, second screen and satellite

Moderator: Marty Shindler, The Shindler Perspective

As file sizes continue to grow and the number of users and files increase, moving content through the Internet enables it to be available wherever and whenever. Cloud storage is promising but there remain challenges & rewards for getting content to where it is needed quickly and securely. There are many opinions as to how the future of content transport will evolve. This includes what will occur with extensive installation of fiber by telcos, cablecos and Google. There is also considerable discussion of how sales of spectrum will impact the growth as society becomes increasingly mobile. This panel will look at the future, envisioning content transport up to 15 years from now.

Panelists:
• Michelle Munson, Aspera
• Eric Markow, Bel Air Internet
• Nathan Carman, Exelis
• Don Gabriel, EchoStar
• TBD, Level3

Software Defined Systems for Professional Media

Moderator: Steven B. Cohen, Daystrom Technology Group
Software-Defined Systems are poised to radically transform IT Infrastructure. 4K datasets, complex workflows, and global distribution are all pushing companies towards the financial breaking point around their "technology spend", and it is up to the collective engineering leadership to harness automated systems to increase utilization and avoid wasteful, peak-load designs. Fortunately, Software-Defined Systems are poised to address these pressure points, and more, and will soon transform how media Infrastructure is designed, deployed and optimized. Join us as our panelists will debate the "state of readiness" for Software-Defined technologies and deployments, and discuss if "the machines are ready to program the machines."
Panelists:
• James Heliker, QFOUNDRY is on the panel to talk about Q-FOUNDRY Data & Workflow Controllers
• Guillaume Aubuchon, Digital Film Tree will talk about OpenStack deployments for TV Series Production & Post.
• Scott Rupple , Jeda Networks will talk about FCOE Software-Defined Storage Networks
• Warren Belkin , Arista will talk about Software-Defined Networking and the movement of HD Video over ethernet
• Nelson Nahum , Zadara with talk about Software-Defined Storage Virtualization (On-Demand Storage In the Cloud, at Colos & On-Premise)


The Eighth Annual Creative Storage Conference(SM) (CS 2014) will be held Tuesday June 24, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org). This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of "Collaborative Workflows and Storage Objects".

Media and Organization Sponsors include: Advantage Video Systems, The Association of Moving Image Archivists, AV Systems Magazine, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Entertainment Storage Alliance, HDDFA, Hollywood Post Alliance, Home Toys, Media and Entertainment Services Alliance, Media and Entertainment Tech, MESS, Post Magazine, postPerspective.com, Postproduction.com, ProductionHUB.com, RDC, SCRI, SMPTE, SNIA, SNIA SSSI and Tech Target. Wooly Productions will be the video sponsor.

A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2014 Creative Storage Conference(SM). Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as a table-top exhibits. Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at http://www.creativestorage.org/2014SponsorExhibitorInfo.htm.

For additional information on the conference call 408-978-8184 or email info@creativestorage.org.

The Creative Storage Conference(SM) is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.entertainmentstorage.org) and Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com).

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