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Quantum Keynote Talk during the June 23 Creative Storage Conference (SM)


Registration is now open


San Jose, CA, June 2, 2016—Dave Frederick, Senior Director, Media and Entertainment will talk about the The Convergence Potential for Media Workflows, on June 23, 2016 during the Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2016) held at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA.


Here is what Mr. Frederick has to say about converged infrastructure:  Converged infrastructure is more than the latest technology buzzword. The promise of a combined platform for storage, compute and network resources to simplify infrastructure and streamline operations cannot be ignored. Media and entertainment has evolved from proprietary, turnkey solutions to embrace open, IT-based platforms, and we’re now seeing new trends toward convergence. From hybrid SAN and NAS storage, to workflow apps running on storage servers, to object-based content processing and beyond, how far will this convergence go? Can high performance media workflows take advantage of the full potential of convergence to offer the ultimate flexibility of software-defined storage? Learn how converged architectures can optimize your workflows today while preparing you for the future.


Dave Frederick is the Senior Director of Media and Entertainment for Quantum Corp. For the last 30 years, Dave has focused on leveraging technology to improve media production and delivery. Since joining Quantum in 2014, he has been working to bring the benefits of multi-tiered, high-performance shared storage to use cases ranging from entertainment, corporate video, imaging, video surveillance and more. Dave’s approach: Infrastructure is important, but it must never come between the user and their applications.


The tenth annual Creative Storage Conference and exhibits bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries who are focused on the growing storage demands of HD, UltraHD, 4K and HDR film production and how it is affecting every stage of the production process from content capture, editing and archiving to content distribution. The preliminary conference agenda is posted on the conference web site at

“We are pleased that Quantum is providing a keynote speaker for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference,” said Tom Coughlin, chair of the 2016 Creative Storage Conference.  “Trends towards open IT-based platforms are a major driver for the Media and Entertainment Industry today and we look forward to see where Quantum thinks this will lead in the future.”


Conference registration is now open.  To register, visit this link:


Corporate sponsors and exhibitors include Active Storage, Advantage Video Systems, Google, HGST, Micron, NooBaa, PSSC Labs, Quantum, SGL, Sony, Spectra Logic, SwiftStack, Visuality Systems and Xendata.  Media and Organization Sponsors include the AMIA, Bright Blue Innovations Intl., Broadcast Beat, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, DCIA, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Technology Center (USC), Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys/AVSystems, Los Angeles Post Production Group, M&E Tech, MESS, Parks Associates, Popnetmedia, Post Magazine, PostPerspective,,, RDC, reviewster, SATA-io, STA, SMPTE, SNIA, Tech Target, The Broadcast Bridge, Trusted Computing Group and The Shindler Perspective.



A few Sponsorships and exhibit opportunities are still available for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference. Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at    


For additional information on the conference, call 408-202-5098 or email [email protected].


The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (

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