For Immediate Release

Quantum Keynote at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM)


—Addressing Acceleration of Immersive Content—


San Jose, CA, May 16, 2018— The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces that Quantum will provide a keynote speaker at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.    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 (   Following is the talk title, talk abstract and speaker biography:


Accelerate Immersive Content Creation: Add Rivers and Oceans to Your Data Lake

The need to produce higher-resolution, more immersive content in increasingly shorter timelines is becoming the new normal in post-production. Over the past several years organizations have learned of the massive benefit of creating a centralized storage environment to support these demands, but that is only one step of many.  Modern storage solutions must go beyond the data lake to deliver both performance and cost-efficiency across an entire end-to-end workflow. This talk will explore how such a solution can be architected, informed by insights gained from real world customer deployments, newly conducted storage surveys, and rigorous testing of 4K reference architectures.


Jason Coari is a veteran in the technical computing industry, having a 15 year career in senior sales and marketing positions across the globe at both hardware and software organizations.  Currently, he is Director, Scale-out Storage Solutions at Quantum, a leading provider of high-performance and archive storage solutions to the media and entertainment industry.  In his current role, Jason is responsible for leading the company’s commercial strategy for scale-out storage across all industries.  Previous to Quantum Storage, he worked in a variety of global roles at SGI, most notably directing HPC and M&E product marketing strategy and leading the European and APAC marketing organizations.  


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 be 4 keynote talks and 6 sessions during the conference as well as 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. 

Sponsorships and exhibits are still 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, Broadcast Beat, Overland, HTC, RackTop Systems, RDC, SMPTE, SNIA and Coughlin Associates are 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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