For Immediate Release

CONTACT:           Tom Coughlin                                      

Coughlin Associates                          

(408) 978-8184                                                                                       


CONTACT            Andy Marken

AGENCY:              Marken Communications

(408) 986-0100



2016 Storage Visions Conference Award Submissions Now Open


SNIA Sponsorships, Exhibit, Demonstrations and Tutorials


San Jose, CA—August 20, 2015—Award submissions are now open for the Fifthteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference January 4 & 5, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The conference also features participation by SNIA.  The conference theme is:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years (inspired by the Egyptian motifs at the Luxor Hotel).  Initial sponsors and exhibitors are Coughlin Associates, Quantum, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, HDDFA, and RDC.  


Speaking submissions are now being accepted through September 14, 2015 at, and the conference preliminary agenda can be seen at:    


The deadline for Storage Visions Visionary awards submissions is November 14, 2015.  Submissions can be made at:  These awards include Visionary Product Awards: Mobile Consumer Storage, Home Consumer Storage, Enabling Storage Technology, Home Entertainment, Professional Class Systems and Professional Class Storage. 


There are also Visionary End User Awards: High Performance Storage Application, Content Storage Applications and Archiving or Digital Preservation Application.  There are Visionary Company Awards for Consumer Electronics, Professional and Enterprise and Services and Support.  The Art of Storage award recognizing innovations in design for customer ease of use and good industrial design in digital storage applications, storage media and digital storage devices.


The 2016 Storage Visions Conference will include special SNIA tutorials the afternoon before the conference as well as SNIA and SNIA SSSI exhibits and demonstrations in our exhibit area showing some emerging storage standards and representing break-through technologies going from solid state devices, NVMe, long term data retention and cloud storage.


The Storage Visions Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from diverse industries including consumer electronics, general business, health care, high performance computing and media and entertainment. Join CEO's, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2016 in a relaxed and informative environment where attendees can network with world changers and industry titans.   Attendees will discover the trends and meet the trendsetters that will drive a new wave of business tied to higher resolution content, big data, security requirements, consumer electronics, digital distribution, new storage architectures and applications as well as new digital storage technologies.


Organization and media sponsors include: Advantage Video, AVSystems, Broadcast Beat, Burn World, Coughlin Associates, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Trust Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, SCV IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IT Central Station, Media and Entertainment Tech, NexGen Cloud, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,, ProductionHUB, RDC, SATA-IO, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, TechTarget and The Channel Company.


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces 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 408-978-8184 or email us at   Conference registration is open until December 25, 2015 using the links at:   


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

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