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2016 Storage Visions Conference Announces Storage Visions Award Winners


San Jose, CA—January 5, 2016—The fifteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference (partner program to the 2016 International CES) awards were presented during the reception at the end of the first day of the show at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The awards recognized companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, visionary products for the digital content value chain and digital storage end users.


Visionary Products Category: 

§  The Consumer Storage award was won by the Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB V-NAND SSD.

§  The award for Enabling Consumer Storage Technology award went to Marvell for their 88NV1140/88NV1120 SSD Controller.

§  The Enabling Storage Technology award goes to Aspera for their Aspera Files Software as a Service Offering.

§  The award for Professional Class Storage went to DataDirect Networks for its WOS 360 version 2.0 Object Storage Software.

§  Quantum won the award for Professional Class System for its Xcellis Shared Workflow Storage System.


Visionary End User Awards:


Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2016 Storage Visions Awards and thanks to all the companies that submitted candidates, as well as the award judges.  The choice of winners of the various awards was difficult due to the number and excellent quality of the submissions.


Sponsors and exhibitors at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference are Academic-Industry Partnership, Active Storage, Aspera, Backblaze, Coughlin Associates, DDN, Drive Trust Alliance, Drive Savers, Fujifilm, Intel, ProStorage, 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, Olga Media, 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.


Storage Visions 2016 — the premier event focusing on digital storage and the its applications. To find out about the 2017 conference go to the conference website, or call 408-202-5098.


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