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Digital Production Buzz — Dec. 13, 2012

  • Storage Trends for 2013
  • Drobo Announces New Gear
  • Sorenson Media Showcases Server 2.0
  • Protect Yourself from Viruses and Malware
  • Find Work with an Interactive Resume

GUESTS: Tom Coughlin, Mario Blandini, Eric Quanstrom, Peter Stelzhammer, and Ryan Rutz

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This week – Storage and Security

New interviews every show! Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton this week as they talk with:

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin and Associates, Inc.

Tom Coughlin, President of Coughlin & Associates, is a Silicon Valley consultant, a storage analyst and and the organizer of the annual Storage Visions and Creative Visions Conferences. Storage has undergone a transformation over the last year, with the rapid growth of SSD, increased capacity of spinning media, and a new LTO format. We talk with Tom about what’s happened and what we can expect in 2013.

Mario Blandini, VP & Chief Evangelist, Drobo

This morning, Drobo announced the newest member of its family: the Drobo 5N. This joins the recently shipping, Thunderbolt-based Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini. Mario Blandini, VP & Chief Evangelist for Drobo, joins us to talk about their new products, how to understand what performance claims actually mean, and how to pick the right storage for your project. Here’s how to get answers all your questions about picking the right storage.

Eric Quanstrom, COO, Sorenson Media

Eric Quanstrom is COO of Sorenson Media , which just released Squeeze Server 2.0. This provides a streamlined version of the company’s high-volume video encoding solution. Video compression is central to the distribution of virtually every film and video, so we want to learn how to pick the best compression software to get the best results for, naturally, the lowest price. Without having to become a rocket scientist in the process.

Peter Stelzhammer, AV-Comparitives

Peter Stelzhammer is a self-described security addict. Ten years ago, Peter joined with fellow security junkie Andreas Clementi and founded AV-Comparatives, which specializes in independent testing of anti-virus software. He joins us today to talk about keeping our computers safe, avoiding problems when storing materials on-line, and where to go for recommendations on the best anti-virus software.

Ryan Rutz, Founder/CEO, Alkali Infusion

Ryan Rutz created, a web -based video profile of himself – to help land a job in LA. He figured this was a great way to give employers a “first look”  into his background and personality before that infamous first phone interview. We thought this was an interesting way of self-promotion, so we invited him on to tell us more.

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