And the Emmy Award for Early Development of Data Management Software goes to…

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Wow.  Thank you so much.  I didn’t even prepare a speech.


First, I’d like to thank the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES for this recognition.  And of course our thousands of customers in this industry.  So many of our customers have created Emmy-award winning content that has enriched our lives, and for Quantum to be recognized with a Technology and Engineering Emmy award is a tremendous honor.

I’d like to thank our engineers.  Their innovations in data management (or “HSM”) software, going back to the early 2000s, have enabled our customers in media to produce content more efficiently, and preserve their content digitally for decades.  By making media workflows more efficient and more automated, our customers in broadcast and post-production have been able to focus on better collaboration, creating better content, and distributing that content to a larger audience.

I’d like to thank our partners – both our channel partners and our technology partners.  Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible.

And notably, Quantum is unique amongst the other recipients of this Technology and Engineering Emmy in that we are the ONLY VENDOR that has integrated our data management functions with all of the leading Media Asset Management providers.  Not only have we developed a sophisticated policy engine, but we expose those policies via API so third-party applications like MAMS, PAMS, DAMS can leverage the HSM capabilities we have.

I just spoke with a large broadcaster this week, and one of the reasons they chose Quantum is because:  “We can use our MAM to drive the StorNext policy engine, to move content between production, nearline, and archive tiers.”

This award is also particularly timely because later this year we will announcing another fundamental advance in data management technology, new capabilities that will help our media customers manage the content challenges of the next decade.

Our development of HSM began nearly 20 years ago, in early 2000. It was a cold winter day, and our engineering team…there’s the music.  OK, I’m getting the hook I’ve got to wrap this up.

Quantum’s StorNext®, which combines a high-speed file system with data management software, incorporates HSM technology and has been widely adopted by the media and entertainment industry to address the growing problem of sharing, preserving, and analyzing massive volumes of unstructured data.

See you at NAB!

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