For Immediate Release

Sessions about Cloud Storage and Content Delivery Storage at the 2018 Storage Visions Conference


--Early Registration Deadline is October 20th--


San Jose, CA, October 18, 2018—Speakers on cloud storage and applications and storage and content delivery sessions will be featured at the 2018 Storage Visions Conference.  The conference will be held October 22-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA (  The agenda for the Storage Visions Conference is at  The early registration deadline is October 20, 2018.  You can register for the conference at:


Following is information on these two sessions.


Managing the Threat Above—Can clouds and AI deal with burgeoning data growth?


Session Sponsor:     FileShadow        

Moderator:  Chris Preimesberger,


Distributing content as well as on-line back-up and disaster recovery are driving demand for remote storage.  Cloud storage now includes personal clouds as well as storage as a service and may use private clouds, public clouds or a hybrid of the two.  AI and other tools are increasing being used to discover and manage  digital content, often using cloud-based tools. This session exposes the storage requirements and trends for remote storage technologies and management as well as on-line content for cloud-based applications.  Learn about new business opportunities and how they’ll impact the growth and use of storage in this growing market.



·         Louis Imershein, Red Hat

·         Jerome McFarland, Elastifile

·         Jack Norris, MapR

·         Tyrone Pike, FileShadow


Big Data and Small Pipes--How will we get data where it needs to be?


Session Sponsor:

Moderator and Organizer:  Allan McLennan, Padem Group


As file sizes continue to grow and the number of users and files increase dramatically, moving content to be available wherever and whenever through the Internet becomes more difficult.  Cloud storage is the current solution, but can we make a more effective use of edge storage as well.  How about reaching the people who aren’t well connected now—various solutions abound, which will happen?  New format standards, like SMPTE’s IMF, will help control the flood of distributed content but can we use technologies like AI, blockchain to improve our ability to reliably and securely deliver content to people.  This session will help  you plan for your content distribution future.



·         Hans O’Sullivan, StorMagic

·         Motti Beck, Mellanox


This two-day conference and trade show bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet growing demand for digital storage for the coming data tsunami.  In addition to the sessions there will also be keynote talks during the conference.     


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are available for the 2018 Storage Visions Conference. Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as table-top and larger exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


Xilinx is a Platinum Sponsor, Aparavi,, FileShadow, SATA-IO and SNIA SSSI are Bronze Sponsors.  Newisys (Sanmina) and NGD Systems are Exhibitors, Driver Trust Alliance is the reception sponsor, Tachyum is a session sponsor and Keep It Safe is a Break Sponsor.  Media and Organization sponsors include: Active Archive Alliance, IEEE-CNSV, IEEE SCV CE Chapter, IEEE SCV Magnetics Chapter, Coughlin Associates, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Doodle news, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Parks Associates, Home Toys, LOCKSS, M&E Tech, NVM Express, Objective Analysis, OFA, PASIG, Paradigm Shift AI, RDC, RLA, STA, SNIA and the SNIA SSSI.


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


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