For Immediate Release

CONTACT:          Tom Coughlin                                     

Coughlin Associates                           

(408) 978-8184                                                                                   


CONTACT            Andy Marken

AGENCY:             Marken Communications

(408) 986-0100



Special Session on Storage Security at the 2016 Storage Visions® Conference


Drive Trust Alliance Promotes Use of Self Encrypted Storage


San Jose, CA—October 2, 2015—The Storage Visions Conference, January 4 & 5, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce special session on Storage Device Security put on by the Drive Trust Alliance. The conference theme is:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years (inspired by the Egyptian motifs at the Luxor Hotel). The conference preliminary agenda can be seen at:    


The Drive Trust Alliance (DTA) aimed at solving the Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) adoption problem.   The Drive Trust Alliance is an alliance of companies, organizations, and individuals that will benefit from cost efficiencies in marketing on-going education and the creation and support of open source software for managing SEDs.


The special session is called Drive Trust:  Protecting Our Stuff.  This session covers the challenges facing security and protection of stored content, including content on mobile devices as well as at home and in the cloud.  It explores the reasons why OPAL based client encrypted storage will be a key factor in data security.  Standardized security products are making data security easier than ever while enabling desired content sharing.




The deadline for Storage Visions Visionary awards submissions is November 14, 2015.  Submissions can be made at:


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.


Initial sponsors and exhibitors are Coughlin Associates, Drive Trust Alliance, Drive Savers, Quantum, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, HDDFA, and RDC. 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, SMPTE, 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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