NEW YORK — Over the last 30 days, NetApp has been meeting casually with users and potential users on both coasts. During SMPTE in Los Angeles, they hosted a dinner with CTO/engineers from a variety of large post houses and film studios.
Last week in New York City, they held a cocktail party in conjunction with Tekserve (www.tekserve.com) – the goal was to talk about technology and the needs of the user. Techie types from HBO, Showtime, CBS Sports, Al Jazeera America, Prime Focus and others came together over food and drinks.
Tekserve, a leader in media and entertainment technology that provides workflow solutions and services to companies, is now offering NetApp (www.netapp.com) solutions to the market. “NetApp has a well-deserved reputation for performance and reliability in enterprise storage. We are excited to introduce their new products to the post production and broadcast community in the New York area,” says Tekserve CTO Aaron Freimark.
Jason Danielson, media and entertainment solutions, at NetApp, says, “Tekserve complements NetApp’s media storage portfolio with their trusted expertise at building production SANs combined with their practice in large-scale mobile device roll-outs. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
Chris Dee, chief media technologist at New York’s DeeTour Productions, which offers technical consulting — from on-set production workflows through to post to enterprise class projects — was in attendance. “Events like this are rich with information and relationship building… in a relaxed atmosphere where you can get to know the product manager, sales engineers and reps on a more personal level.” he says. “At the same time you meet end users and get their first-hand experiences. That type of endorsement goes a long way when starting new projects using new technology. All that, plus cold beer and good food!”
See our gallery of images from the New York event.