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DreamWorks Animation Keynote at the 2017 Storage Visions® Conference


--Focusing on digital storage for unstructured data--


San Jose, CA, August 28, 2017—The 2017 Storage Visions® Conference (SV 2017). will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 in Milpitas, CA ( Skottie Miller, Technology Fellow for Engineering and Infrastructure, at Dreamworks Animation will be a keynote speaker. 


The 2017 Storage Visions® Conference theme is “New Visions for Digital Storage” and the conference will bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet the growing demand for digital storage for all aspects of unstructured and lightly structured data.  Speaker, Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are now available and registration is open as well.   Following is information about the DreamWorks keynote talk.


DreamWorks Animation Taps Modern Scale-Out Storage to Accelerate Its Digital Content Pipeline

Behind the flying dragons and dancing trolls are the combined talents of DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning engineers, filmmakers and artists. Together, they collaborate to create the tools needed for one of the most complex digital manufacturing processes in the world: making a computer-generated (CG) animated movie.


In order to meet the demands of the studio’s digital content needs, DreamWorks Animation relies on solutions for a flash-first hybrid storage architecture that is more performant and scalable.


Skottie Miller, Technology Fellow for Engineering and Infrastructure at DreamWorks Animation will explain how the studio found a solution to keep pace with the vast amount of small file data generated from animation rendering workflows


In the next few years vast quantities of data will be generated and will need rapid analysis to be useful.  This data will come from digital healthcare, genomics, the Internet of Things, Big Science, Artificial intelligence, manufacturing as well as cloud and fog computing.  The 2017 Storage Visions® Conference will help businesses, IT professionals and data scientists understand the digital storage solutions that will make them successful in this new world.


In addition to the sessions, there will also be five keynote talks during the conference and a sponsored reception in the evening.  The agenda for the Storage Visions® Conference is at   Conference registration is now using the link at:


Intel and Quantum are Diamond Sponsors, Red Hat is a Platinum Sponsor, Sony is a Silver Sponsor, SATA-io and Komprise are Bronze Sponsors and Active Storage and Cloudian are exhibitors.  Media and Organization Sponsors include, Bright Blue Innovation, CIOReview, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, Digital Cinema Society, Enterprise Services Outlook, IEEE CNSV, DCIA, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Media and Entertainment Tech, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, and the Trusted Computing Group


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are still available for the 2017 Storage Visions® Conference. Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


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


The Storage Visions® Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (