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Coughlin Associates                          

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2016 Storage Visions Conference Announces Annual Visionary Awards Finalists


SV 2016 Registration Twice as High as in 2015


San Jose, CA—December 11, 2015—The Fifteenth annual Storage Visions Conference, January 4 & 5, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas is pleased to announce Storage Visions Visionary Awards finalists. The conference theme is:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years. The conference agenda can be seen at:  SV 2016 registration is over twice as large as in 2015.  SV 2016 is a partner program to the 2016 CES, and early conference registration provides a free pass to the CES exhibits.


The finalist products and companies for the annual Storage Visions Visionary Awards are listed below.  Congratulations to the award finalists!  We had some excellent award submissions this year, making the finalist selection process difficult. The award winner announcements and trophy presentations will be done in the evening of January 4, 2016 during the 2016 Storage Visions Conference reception.


Finalists for Visionary Products Awards: 

·        Aspera Files

·        Avid Isis 1000

·        DDN WOS 360 v 2.0

·        HGST Active Archive System

·        Marvell 88NV1140/88NV1120 DRAM-less NVMe controller

·        Panasas ActiveStor 18

·        Primary Data DataSphere platform

·        Quantum Xcellis Shared Workflow Storage System

·        Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2  V-NAND SSD

·        Samsung SM863 Enterprise SSD

·        Solidfire All Flash storage system

·        Spectra Logic ArticBlue


Finalists for End User Awards:

·        Backblaze Backup and Cloud Offering

·        Montreux Jazz Digital Project using HGST Active Archive

·        Telefonica using Caringo FileFly


Conference registration is open until December 26, 2015 using the links at:  


Sponsors and exhibitors at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference are Active Storage, Aspera, Backblaze, Coughlin Associates, DDN, Drive Trust Alliance, Drive Savers, Fujifilm, Intel, Quantum, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, Trusted Computing Group, HDDFA, RDC and WireFi. Organization and media sponsors include: Adobe Video World, Advantage Video, AVSystems, Bright Blue Innovation, Broadcast Beat, Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, Coughlin Associates, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Ethernet Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IBTA, SCV IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IT Central Station, Media and Entertainment Tech, NexGen Cloud, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,, ProductionHUB, RDC, St. Petersburg Univ. of Film & Television, SATA-IO, SMPTE, SNIA, SNIA SSSI,, TechTarget, The Shindler Perspective, The Channel Company, VegasTechShows and Women in Technology International.


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces still available for the 2016 Storage Visions Conference.  For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site:  Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-202-5098 or email us at


The Storage Visions Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.EntertainmentStorage.Org). 

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