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Digital Production Buzz – April 26, 2018

This evening, we’re focusing on the intersection of The Cloud with collaboration, visual effects and storage, with some very interesting discussions regarding new products and services announced at NAB 2018.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Thomas Burns, Matt Mazerolle, Vijay Char, Ahin Thomas and James DeRuvo.

  • Scalable, Flexible Storage for Media Collaboration
  • New for VFX collaboration: Athera
  • New Storage Technology from Promise
  • The Benefits of Cloud-Based Backups
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Scalable, Flexible Storage for Media Collaboration

Thomas Burns
Thomas Burns, CTO Media and Entertainment, Dell EMC
Tonight, as we look at storage and collaboration news from NAB, we start with Thomas Burns, the CTO for Media and Entertainment for Dell about how their Isilon scalable storage makes sense for the flexible storage needs of the small to medium post-house, along with his view of new trends revealed at this year’s event.


New for VFX collaboration: Athera

Matt Mazerolle
Matt Mazerolle, Senior Product Manager, Foundry
Foundry has been making tools to assist visual effects artists to create stunning visuals for many years now. Tonight, Matt Mazerolle, Senior Product Manager, showcases an exciting new collaboration tool they announced at NAB called Athera and how it fits into their other products.


New Storage Technology from Promise

Vijay Char
Vijay Char, President, Promise Technology Inc
Promise Technology has been making storage products for consumers and business for 29 years. Tonight, Vijay Char, the president of Promise Technology USA, joins to to showcase their current product line and discuss new storage technology announced at NAB.


The Benefits of Cloud-Based Backups

Ahin Thomas
Ahin Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Backblaze
Backblaze has been creating online data backups for 11 years. Tonight we talk with Ahin Thomas, Vice President of Marketing for Backblaze, about when online-based storage makes sense, how they work to keep your data secure and the four new product announcements they made at NAB this year.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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