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2015 Storage Visions Conference Announces Annual Visionary Awards Finalists


SV 2015 Registration open until December 26, 2014


San Jose, CAóDecember 16, 2014óThe Fourteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference (SV 2015) announces the finalists for the 2015 Visionary Storage Awards. The full conference agenda with speakers identified can be seen at:††† SV 2015 is a partner program to the 2015 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, 2015 during the 2015 Storage Visions Conference reception.


Finalists for Visionary Products Awards (including the Art of Storage Award):

        Corning Optical Cables

        DataDirect Networks Storage Fusions Xcelerator Software Defined Storage

        DataDirect Networks WOS

        Diablo Technologies Hardware and Software Storage Solutions

        Lite-On Storage EP1 Series Enterprise Solid-State Drive


        Other World Computing Mercury Electra 6G SSD

        Other World Computing Envy Pro mini Portable SSD

        Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 Mini

        Promise Technology Pegasus2 M4 SSD

        Quantum StorNext Pro Solutions

        Quantum StorNext in the Cloud

        Samsung Electronics 850 EVO SSD

        Samsung Semiconductor Green SSD SM1715 3.2 TB

        Samsung Semiconductor V-NAND Technology

        SanDisk Optimus MAX 4 TB SAS SSD

        Seagate Kinetic Open Storage

        Sonnet Technologies xMac Pro Server

        Violin Memories Concerto 7000 All Flash Array

        Zadara Storage Virtual Private Storage Arrays

Finalists for Visionary Company Awards:



        Hitachi Data Systems

        Kroll OnTrack


        SNIA NVM Programing TWG

        Synapse Design

Finalists for End User Awards:

        HBO Asia

        APRA AMCOS


Visions Conference is January 4 & 5, 2015 at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas. The conference theme is:Storage with Intense Network Growth (SWING) and recognizes the impact of the connection of everything on digital storage growth and development.Hotel and conference registration are now open.


Conference registration is open until December 26, 2014 using the links at:


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2015 Storage Visions Conference.For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-202-5098 or email us at


Sponsors and exhibitors include Advantage Video Systems, Akamai, Aclectic Systems, Aspera, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Corning, Diablo Technologies, Entertainment Storage Alliance, DataDirect Networks, DriveSavers, HDDFA, HDS, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Internet Consortium, LiteOn Storage, Kroll OnTrack, Quantum, SanDisk, Smart Modular Technologies, Samsung, SNIA, SMPTE, SNIA SSSI, SATA-IO, the Trusted Computing Group, TweakTown and WireFi


Organization and media sponsors include:Alien Babel, AVSystems, Broadcast Beat, Burn World, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Pop, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Media and Entertainment Tech, MESA, MESS, Object Storage Alliance, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,,, PriceG2, ProductionHUB, RDC, SATA-IO, SMPTE, SNIA, STA, Storage Newsletter, StorageSearch, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, The Shindler Perspective, The SSD Review, TechReleased, TechTarget, Tomís Hardware, Tomís IT Pro, TweakTown, UCSD and VegasTechShows.


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

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