Trekking in the Clouds at the June 23 Creative Storage Conference (SM)

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San Jose, CA, May 10, 2016—There will be a special panel session on data transport and emerging models for content distribution on June 23, 2016 during the Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2016) held at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA.

Marty Shindler, President of Shindler Perspective will moderate a special panel session on Trekking to the cloud - wired, wireless, cellular enabled and satellite - looking to the future. Following is a description of his session and the list of current participants from Cisco, Akamai, Echostar and FileCatalyst. More participants may be added to this session.

Broadband is essential in our lives - both for enterprise and for the individual consumer. While competition in the market has been limited in recent years, that could be changing as Google, cablecos and telcos upgrade and expand fiber offerings, providing more robust speeds and capacity to handle the ever increasing file sizes and significant growth in video streaming on a plethora of devices.

Competition will also be enhanced as the spectrum auctions take place at a time when there are more users who do not have home broadband, but rely solely on their mobile carriers instead.

Effective file transport is vital in both the production process, where it is not unusual for a project to enlist companies around the world as service providers, and in the distribution process, in getting content to final users, wherever they may be and on whichever device they may be using.

Our panel will look to the future to envision the next 3, 5, 10 and 15 years of content transport to and from cloud storage systems.

* David Rice, Cisco
* Ben Bloom, Akamai
* Don Gabriel, Echostar
* John Tkaczewski, FileCatalyst

The tenth annual Creative Storage Conference and exhibits bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries who are focused on the growing storage demands of HD, UltraHD, 4K and HDR film production and how it is affecting every stage of the production process from content capture, editing and archiving to content distribution. The preliminary conference agenda is posted on the conference web site at

Conference registration is now open. To register, visit this link:

Corporate sponsors and exhibitors include Active Storage, Advantage Video Systems, HGST, Micron, NooBaa, PSSC Labs, Quantum, SGL, Sony, Spectra Logic, SwiftStack and Visuality Systems. Media and Organization Sponsors include the AMIA, Bright Blue Innovations Intl., Broadcast Beat, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, DCIA, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Entertainment Technology Center (USC), Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys/AVSystems, Los Angeles Post Production Group, M&E Tech, MESS, Parks Associates, Popnetmedia, Post Magazine, PostPerspective,,, RDC, reviewster, SATA-io, STA, SMPTE, SNIA, Tech Target, The Broadcast Bridge, Trusted Computing Group and The Shindler Perspective.

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference. 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

For additional information on the conference, call 408-202-5098 or email

The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (

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