HDS at Storage Visions 2012
by Miki Sandorfi on Jan 30, 2012
Guest post by Tracey Doyle
After a relaxing break for the holidays, Storage Visions 2012 was a great way to ease back into the swing of things. Sure, many people might not look at a whirlwind trip to a Las Vegas-based conference kicking off CES (the world’s largest consumer technology show of the year) “easing back in,” but well…I do.
SV2012 starts a few days before CES, so there is somewhat of a quiet before the storm. I love the feel of Storage Visions; it has an intimate feel even though the attendance continues to grow each year. This is due to Tom Coughlin and his team. They run the conference like a community. I see many familiar faces each year and there is a heavy emphasis on networking with your peers. Networking is made easy with the laid back atmosphere at the conference, and with all the friendly exchanges, it is very easy to meet new contacts and get excited about what you do. Our HDS cloud vision really seemed to resonate with the people I talked with.
I was able to present during the session “They’re Out There: Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer and Enterprise Cloud Storage”. What a fun panel session it was. It included a variety of presenters (even a competitor), but it was such a lively interactive exchange that it made for an interesting and informative discussion. The session focused on distributing content, as well as how on-line back-up and disaster recovery are driving demand for remote storage. We also addressed storage requirements and trends for online content delivery and remote storage. We covered some new business opportunities and how they’ll impact the growth and use of storage in this growing market.
Another thing that made SV 2012 a bigger and better event this year, for me and HDS: Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)was honored with a Visionary Product Award at the 2012. HDS was recognized in the Enabling Professional Storage Technology category for the benefits HCP brings to organizations, including simplified IT, reduced costs and reduced risks. I swear I thought I was accepting an Oscar! A little too excited maybe? Oh well, a little too much excitement won’t kill anyone.
That’s how I started off my New Year . I know it will be an exciting year here at HDS. I look forward to spreading the HDS cloud vision and continuing to share the many exciting things we have going on!
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