2014 Storage Visions® Awards
The 2014 Awards Winners
Art of Storage Award, recognizing a product for its
best-in-class aesthetics, ease of use and
industrial design. The winner of the 2014 Art of Storage award was
the G-Technology Evolution Series External Storage Product Family.
Visionary Company Awards:
Visionary End User Awards:
The 2014 Awards Finalists
Finalists for Visionary Products Awards:
Mobile Consumer Storage
OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Firewire 800/USB 3 Storage Solution
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
Home Consumer Storage
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt/USB External Drive
NanoTech Entertainment Nuvola NP-1
NetGear ReadyNAS 100
Enabling Consumer Storage Technology
Acronis True Image 2014
LC Technology Solid State Drive Doctor
Enabling Professional Storage Technology
SNIA Solid State State Storage Initiative NVM Programming Model
Professional Media and Entertainment Storage
CloudSigma Solid State Storage Offering
SDNsquare WARP Cluster Platform
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card
Professional Media and Entertainment Storage--Archiving
Oracle T10000D Tape Drive
Spectra Logic Black Pearl Deep Storage Appliance
Professional Media and Entertainment System
Pure Storage FlashArray
Promise Technology VTrak A-class SAN Filesystem Appliance
Finalists for Visionary Company Awards:
Visionary Services and Support
Visionary Professional Storage
Visionary Media and Entertainment Storage
Finalists for End User Awards:
Fox Network Group
High Moon Studios
Finalists for Art of Storage Awards:
G-Tech Evolution Series Family
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
Samsung Green SV843T 960GB SSD
Visionary Products Awards
CONSUMER STORAGE: Mobile personal storage and systems utilizing
onboard digital storage featuring small packaging, shock resistance,
remote access and low-power usage.
HOME CONSUMER STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage devices and media used in domestic consumer electronics systems.
ENABLING STORAGE TECHNOLOGY: Visionary components and software technology enabling next generation consumer and professional media devices.
HOME ENTERTAINMENT: Innovative use of digital storage in the home environment or to support home access to personal or commercial content.
PROFESSIONAL M&E CLASS SYSTEMS: Systems using digital storage technologies supporting the media and entertainment industry.
PROFESSIONAL M&E CLASS STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage technologies, devices and media used by the media and entertainment industry.
Visionary End User Awards
These awards recognize end users with innovative storage solutions for real world problems. These solutions can be for any purpose where digital content is created, distributed, preserved or archived including transaction and database processing, medical image storage, content delivery, post production, content capture and archiving and digital preservation and other uses. There are three awards:
1) Visionary High Performance Storage Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for high performance applications.
2) Visionary Content Storage Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for storing large amounts of content, either locally or in the cloud.
3) Visionary Archiving or Digital Preservation Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for digitizing and preserving content and/or for long term archiving.
Visionary Company Awards
A special award in three categories will be presented to firms that have shown extraordinary dedication to the development and support of the show theme:
“Advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, and in the media and entertainment industries, and to service firms that support those businesses.”
Categories for this most coveted award include:
1. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
2. MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
3. SERVICES AND SUPPORT
The Art of Storage Award
The Art of Storage -This
award recognizes innovations in design for customer ease of use and good
industrial design in digital storage applications, storage media and
digital storage devices. The award also recognizes appealing and clever
aesthetic features in digital storage applications, devices and media.
Important Information concerning the Awards
The Storage Visions Conference Awards are presented to firms that advance the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, and in the media and entertainment industries, and to service firms that support those businesses. For consideration as an award finalist company, if not a sponsor or exhibitor, at least one person from a finalist company must be a paid participant in Storage Visions® 2014.
The awards presentation for SVC 2014 will be conducted in the Riviera Convention Center next to the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel on the evening of Sunday, January 5, 2014.
A panel of industry experts and journalists will serve as judges. For each product category, the judges will give priority to the product/service or company’s role in fulfilling the vision of a digitally-connected universe of products and services. For complex products, judges may require access to physically inspect and review a demonstration by a company representative or designee. When possible, samples of products are useful for the judging.
Finalists will be notified via e-mail no later than December 21, 2013. Winners will not be notified prior to the official awards ceremony and press conference. During the ceremony the evening of January 5, 2014, winners will receive their awards.
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