Storage Issues Take Center Stage

Storage Issues Take Center Stage


If you didn’t happen to catch the pre-CES 2007 Storage Visions conference you may want to add it to your 2008 CES schedule. Picture Business attended this event last year and we were impressed by the attention given to what is perhaps the most important part of the DI equation as move through 2007 and into 2008 – the storage, organization and preservation of consumers’ digital image (and other) files. The sessions and various speakers addressed all manner of digital storage issues and presented an interesting look at the future of this market during the two day expo that also featured several new solutions on the product front.

The Storage Visions conference has announced the first commitments for corporate and organization sponsors of the 2008 Storage Visions Conference that will be held January 5 & 6, 2008 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, just before the 2008 CES.

The initial corporate sponsors for the 2008 Storage Visions are Platinum Sponsor Hewlett Packard; Silver Sponsors STMicroelectronics and Toshiba America Information Systems (Toshiba is also the lanyard sponsor) and Bronze Sponsors Omneon and Silicon Image. Organization and media sponsors include MediaTech Association, The Entertainment Storage Alliance,, SCSI Trade Association, Fibre Channel Industry Association, and the Flash Memory Summit.

The theme for the 2008 Storage Visions Conference is: Your Digital Life—Preserving, Protecting and Sharing your Life using Digital Storage

“Digital Storage of all types will be needed to fuel the enormous economic drivers of the coming decade. Entertainment and personal content creation, distribution and use are using higher resolution content resulting in greater storage capacity demand. At the same time this content is being used in more places, driving the need for storage networking and bandwidth. By 2015 a typical tech savvy home may have over 100 terabytes of first-instance commercial and personal content (not counting any copies). There may be demand for a terabyte that people carry with them and a petabyte in many homes. The requirements for digital storage to create, preserve and distribute content through traditional and non-traditional means will be many exabytes by that time,” according to Tom Coughlin, founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conferences.