For Immediate Release

Session on IP Workflows and Storage Interfaces at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM)


—2018 Creative Storage Conference Features M&E End Users—


San Jose, CA, May 1, 2018— The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces speakers for a session Interfaces for Digital Media Workfloes at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  Speakers and panelists are being solicited for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference, until April 20, 2018.  You can submit speakers/panelists for this premier event at    Following are details on the speakers for this informative session.


There’s an IP in my workflow, or was that a thunderbolt:  Digital Storage for modern 8K/4K, HDR, VR Content Creation and Post Production


Media workflows at larger facilities are moving to commodity network architectures while smaller facilities are using advanced direct attached storage.  How will this change the requirements for digital storage in media and entertainment?  Quality and immersive video content requires increasing digital storage and new digital storage technologies. Once captured, the vast pool of captured and created content requires sophisticated and high-quality storage to support editing and other post-production tasks. Post-production requires streaming video quality and latencies that are very different from traditional enterprise storage.  In addition, economic factors favor the creation of more collaborative workflows that span distance and time and create greater demand for networked and on-line storage, archiving working content, as well as more semiconductor storage to speed performance.  This session examines the challenges facing content capture and post-production storage, particularly with the transition to IP-based workflows and software defined storage as well as modern DAS storage.   Listen to the experiences of filmmakers and storage developers. Find out what is required now and what is projected for the future.


Moderator:  Curtis Chan, Cognitive Impact



Š         Justin Wenck, PCI SIG

Š         Larry O’Conner, OWC

Š         Sumit Puri, Liqid




Š         Jeff Stansfield, Advantage Video


The Twelfth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) will be held Thursday June 7, 2018 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 "Enabling Immersive Content:  Storage Takes Off."  At CS 2018 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 other industry professionals.


There will also be keynote talks during the conference and perhaps a sponsored reception in the evening. Please go to for the complete agenda.


Coughlin Associate, Inc. is conducting a survey of digital storage requirements and practices for media and entertainment professionals with results presented at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can participate in the survey through this link:  M&E professionals who complete the survey and indicate their contact information at the end of the survey will receive a free full pass to the 2018 Creative Storage Conference. 

Coughlin Associates is also seeking media and entertainment professional questions and discussion topics to ask storage companies at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can submit their top three questions or topics at:

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2018 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


Quantum and Wasabi are Platinum Sponsors, Overland, HTC, SMPTE, SNIA and Coughlin Associates are also sponsors and exhibitors.  Media and Organization sponsors include:  AMIA, Broadcast Beat (also official video sponsors), Digital Cinema Society, DCIA, IEEE Orange County Section, Entertainment Storage Alliance, ETC, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys, iShindler, LUCPUG, LAPPG, M&E Tech, Post, postPerspective, ProductionHub, Provideo Coalition, SMPTE Hollywood section, SNIA, Sound and Picture and the Trusted Computing Group.

For additional information on the conference call 
408-202-5098 or email

The Creative Storage Conference is a service mark of the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (


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