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Quantum Keynote on 4K Storage Deployments at the 2017 Creative Storage Conference


--Conference Registration Deadline is May 22, 2017--


San Jose, CA, April 4, 2017—David Frederick from Quantum will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2017).  Dave joins Lucas Wilson from SuperSphereVR as a keynote speaker.  The conference will be May 24, 2017 in Culver City, CA.  Submissions for presentations as well as sponsorships and exhibits are available.


You can register for this premier event at    The registration deadline is May 22, 2017.


David Frederick from Quantum will give a keynote talk titled:  Top Five Considerations for 4K Storage Deployments:  “Number 4 will shock you!”   Following is the talk abstract:


As facilities roll out 4K-capable shared storage systems for their workflows, they may quickly discover that there’s more to sizing a storage system for 4K than just adding up drive performance. Quantum will share the methodology and results of its recent comprehensive lab tests, which included six uncompressed and compressed formats and three drive types, including flash, across six different array configurations and three different client platforms. The findings highlight some of the misconceptions about storage performance for 4K workflows and video post-production storage in general. Quantum will provide valuable information that will save media companies both time and money in implementing 4K video storage infrastructure for their facilities.


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 Eleveth Annual Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2017) will be held Wednesday May 24, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (   This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of “The Next Act of Storage:  Digital Storage Makes Art Happen.”  At CS 2017 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment, find out how other media professionals meet their digital storage needs and network with industry professionals.


This one-day conference and exhibits brings together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet growing demand for digital storage for content capture, editing, archiving and content distribution. 


In addition to the sessions there will also be four keynote talks during the conference and perhaps a sponsored reception in the evening.  The preliminary agenda for the Creative Storage ConferenceSM is at:


Google is a Diamond Sponsor.  Aspera and Quantum are Platinum Sponsor.  Microsoft and NetApp are Bronze Sponsors.  Exhibitors include Active Storage, Axle Video, Backblaze, Caringo, CineSys Oceana (DDP Americas), Cloudian, Kingston Technology, mLogic, SGL, StorageDNA 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), Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys/AVSystems, LACPUG, Los Angeles Post Production Group, M&E Tech, MESS, Parks Associates, Popnetmedia, Post Magazine, PostPerspective,,, RDC, Sound and Picture Magazine, SMPTE, SNIA, The Broadcast Bridge, Trusted Computing Group and The Shindler Perspective.


Some sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are still available for the 2017 Creative Storage Conference (SM).  Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as a table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


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