Saturday, March 25th, 2017

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, Ca—Osamu Shimizu from Fujifilm talked about the role of tape in archive functions. The increasing volumes of data call for a new definition of cold storage and a technology that can keep up with the volume increases. Per a UCSC study, 90 percent of all data [...]

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Gideon Senderov from NEC talked about data protection and restoration from the perspective of the recovery techniques. In general, restoration techniques are developed to provide data protection based on the ability to recover those data. The SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) has some papers and templates [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Tom Coughlin from Coughlin Associates opened the conference with some observations and general trends in content storage. From CES, some hot topics included: object-based workflows, digital storage needs for cameras, active archives and archive technology (Tape, HDDs, Optical Storage), flash memory in M&E, fast direct storage connections—Thunderbolt [...]

April 23, 2014, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Shawn Brune from IBM provided updates on the LTO ecosystem. The need for archival storage technologies and media is growing, even as many IT organizations are trying to eliminate non-rotating or flash media. The latest version of LTFS is 2.2, and the standard has been adopted [...]

September 17, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Ken Wood from Hitachi Data Systems presented background information on optical storage. Although most storage is rotating media and magnetic, there are alternatives, especially for long term data retention. Optical recording has been around since the dawn of man, and bits on nonmagnetic media have retained data [...]

 June 2012 – At the Creative Storage Conference 2012 held in Culver City, the discussion focused on Workflows, large data stores and the growing technologies for near field and active data access. The conference opened with a framing conversation and presentation by conference organizer Tom Coughlin on data storage requirements for current and near term [...]

 September 29, 2010, Digital Video Expo, Pasadena, CA– Bruce Master, Senior program manager, IBM Corp. talked about “digital video storage – transport – archives for media and entertainment”. Media and entertainment are seeing massive increases in storage requirements, as HD requires work on this capacity standard definition, and 3-D is double that of HD. As [...]