Digital Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30
100 Winchester Circle
95032 Los Gatos, CA
United States
Event Details: 

Digital storage plays a significant role in the professional media and entertainment industry.  Digital storage for the M&E industry has demand characteristics often very different from typical IT storage because of the performance requirements of real-time video in capture, editing and post-production, as well as distribution.  On the other hand, the ever growing archive of long-tail digital content and increasing digitized historical analog content is swelling the demand for cold as well as warm archives using tape, optical discs and hard drive arrays.

In March through May of 2014 Coughlin Associates, Inc. conducted a survey of professional media and entertainment professionals on various digital storage topics.  The survey was broken down into several segments:  content capture, editing and post-production, content delivery as well as archiving and digital preservation.  This talk will include data from this survey as well as projections from the 2014 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment Report covering major uses of digital storage technology in professional media and entertainment.

About the Presenter

Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant.  He has over 30 years in the data storage industry.  Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit.  Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE, and other professional organizations.  He is VP of Future Directions for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society as well as Director Elect for IEEE Region 6.He is serving his third term as a member of the CE Society BoG and was Vice President of Operations for three years.  Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference, a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference. He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit. He has a PhD in EE from Shinshu University, and MSEE from the University of Minnesota as well as a BS in Physics from the same school.

 Refreshments will be provided.

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