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Presentation submission deadline for Storage Visions 2016 nears

The Storage Visions Conference presentation submission deadline is September 14, 2015, so the event’s creators are asking you to submit ideas here.  The conference theme is Storage for the Next 5,000 Years. You can check out the conference’s preliminary agenda —it will be adjusted as speakers are placed in the agenda after the deadline — here or below…

Session A1: Epic Proportions: Storage for High Resolution Content Capture and Production
Session B1: Drive Trust: Protecting Our Stuff
Session C1: Analyst Perspective: How will we use Ubiquitous Storage?
Session D1: One for All: The Convergence of Memory and Storage
Session E1: Next Millennium Storage: Developments Propel Storage System Options
Session F1: Storage End Users on The Long Term
Session A2: Storage Visions 2016 Rising Stars Panel
Session B2: Pumping Big Data: Putting Data where it needs to be
Session C2: Saving Data Forever: Long Term Content Protection and Archiving
Session D2: Consumer Cloud Services: What will we do in the Cloud?
Session E2: Keeping it Now: Emerging Storage Technologies
Session F2: We are the Champions: Storage for Consumers

If you are looking to submit something for the Storage Visions Visionary awards you have a bit more time — deadline for that is November 14, 2015. Submissions can be made at http://storagevisions.com/2016Awards.htm.

Storage Visions 2016 will focus on how to drive a new wave of business tied to higher resolution content, big data, security requirements, consumer electronics, digital distribution, new storage architectures and applications as well as new digital storage technologies.

Front Porch purchased by Oracle

News came today at the IBC show in Amsterdam that Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets.

Front Porch Digital’s technologies help enterprises handle large data files content, such as high definition films and TV shows.

Front Porch Digital users include A&E Television, BBC, Discovery Communications, U.S. Library of Congress and NASCAR. In total, Front Porch Digital helps manage over 750 petabytes of digital content.

Together, their goal is to help organizations manage the growing complexities associated with the migration, integration, storage, and delivery of rich media content.

“Organizations need a modern, integrated content storage management solution to manage and monetize their valuable rich media assets,” said John Fowler, EVP of Oracle Systems. “We will continue to build on Front Porch Digital’s success and unique capabilities, which complement Oracle’s existing high performance and scalable engineered storage solutions.”

 

IBM to acquire Aspera

Armonk, NY – IBM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Emeryville, CA-based Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Aspera (http://asperasoft.com) is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter 2014.

Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud or on premise, Aspera’s high-speed transfer technology reduces transmission times for large files or data sets by up to 99.9 percent – potentially cutting a 26 hour transfer of a 24 gigabyte file, sent halfway around the world, down to just 30 seconds. Aspera’s patented fasp technology overcomes inherent bottlenecks in broadband wide area networks that slow the transfer of extremely large files, such as high-definition video or scientific research files, over distance.

Aspera advances the transfer of large files where traditional network protocols limit speed and reliability. Typical data transfers over TCP/IP are hampered by network delays or packet loss, even over the fastest broadband networks. Aspera’s fasp protocol delivers the industry’s fastest transmission speeds over any network link regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. Aspera ensures secure encryption of the files in transit or at rest.

“Our experience working with thousands of clients on big data projects tells us that companies can better compete and win when they can quickly extract value from massive volumes of data,” said John Mesberg, VP, B2B and Commerce Solutions, IBM (http://www.ibm.com). “With this acquisition, IBM addresses a key challenge for globally integrated enterprises by allowing them to move large data files much faster to the individuals who need them, wherever in the world they may be.”

Said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder, Aspera. “By tapping into IBM’s innovative capabilities and global resources, we will solve ever expanding data movement challenges for our customers now and in the future.”

By combining Aspera with the power of cloud computing, customers have a practical way to transport big data files to and from the cloud. Aspera makes cloud computing even faster, more predictable and more cost effective for big data transfers such as enterprise storage backup, sharing virtual images or bursting to the cloud for increased computing capacity. Its fasp technology is licensed to many leading cloud computing services and will be integrated with IBM’s recently acquired SoftLayer cloud infrastructure later next year.

This acquisition builds on IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative by allowing businesses to accelerate their digital supply chains between partners and suppliers. This also extends IBM’s market-leading capabilities in Managed File Transfer with a complementary set of capabilities to help enterprises further gain control and oversight of their data transfers.