Today's connected world of expanding data springs from a mix of social networking applications, cloud activities, and online transaction processing. Most of this data is exploited through server virtualization trends and everything converges to generate ever-increasing communication demands - I/O operations - on the storage infrastructure of IT organizations.
A great example of an innovative environment where demands for rich content, increased communication speeds, and a need for reliable, scalable storage infrastructure continues to be a big challenge this year can be found in the media and entertainment industry. According to a Coughlin Associates digital storage report from 2013, the media and entertainment industry can expect about a 5x increase in the required digital storage capacity used and about a 3x increase in storage capacity shipped per year (from 26,756 PB to 102,661 PB) between the years 2013 and 2018.1 Simply stated, the pressure to develop, manage and deliver digital content across multiple platforms while using the latest technologies available is huge.
The passion for content will clearly be on display this year at the NAB Show™ in Las Vegas, April 7 through the 10th. While at the world's largest electronic media show, you may not see all the must-have consumer gadgets on display as witnessed at other events, but you will find plenty of high-end equipment for solutions covering academic to enterprise applications. ATTO Technology, Inc. and Toshiba will team up to showcase next-generation storage infrastructure solutions for modern day, data-intensive computing environments. Swing by ATTO Technology's booth, # SL7613, to see the latest in high-performance storage connectivity in action. ATTO Technology will unleash their newest 16-port 12Gb/s SAS/SATA to x8 PCIe 3.0 host bus adapter, the ExpressSAS H12F0, via a real-world enterprise compute server [a Dell PowerEdge R720] linked to Toshiba's award winning PX02SM series 12Gb/s SAS enterprise-class solid state drives.2 Observe how the 12Gb/s SAS interface solutions increase bandwidth significantly for critical, I/O intensive environments and the data deluge.
12013 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report.
2Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
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