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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

150 North Sixth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thad Kirk, WHYY-TV Chief Engineer

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Presentation: The Content Storage Ecosystem of the Future

Adapting to a continually evolving digital landscape, particularly one that requires collaboration and efficient execution like never before, requires both cloud and on-premises solutions to co-exist in a hybrid ecosystem – it’s only a matter of finding the right balance. Cloud and on-premises are no longer opposing strategies, but rather variables in a single equation for working with data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Object-based hybrid cloud ecosystems combine on-premises and cloud solutions to manage multiple storage mediums, allowing users to make smart allocations based on speed of access, workflow needs and overall cost. These modern storage environments also help to mitigate the risks associated with perpetual retention of data on one specific platform and enable the protection of copies at varying locations for effective disaster recovery.

There is no right or wrong answer when choosing to process and store content in the cloud or on premises. Organizations, regardless of the business they are in, need a data storage infrastructure that allows them to manage cost while remaining efficient. Staying current on the latest technologies and understanding the media processes that continue to evolve and shape our industry is the best weapon for any organization. A hybrid ecosystem helps organizations to optimize their content storage strategy and expand operational efficiencies despite unprecedented data growth. Join us to learn more about the new hybrid cloud ecosystem, how it can protect your content indefinitely, scale to accommodate massive content growth, and adapt in lockstep with changing business needs.

Presenter: Hossein ZiaShakeri – Spectra Logic Sr. VP, Business Development and Strategic Alliances

Mr. ZiaShakeri is an executive on the company’s technology team tasked with maintaining the company’s leadership position in product innovation and business success. Hossein has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and management of storage subsystems, with a special focus on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry.

To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to Steve Tadzynski at with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on September 23rd.

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Underground parking is available a block away at Independence Mall Autopark, with entrances on 6th and 5th Streets. Other parking garages are a few blocks away. See    Limited street meter parking may be available.

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