StorageDNA's Tridib Chakravarty to Present at SMPTE 2014: LTFS Transforms LTO Into Nearline Storage

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that the company's CEO and president, Tridib (tC) Chakravarty, will present at the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SMPTE 2014), held October 20-23, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

In his presentation titled, "LTFS Transforms LTO tape into Nearline Storage: Accelerating 4K Media Workflows," Chakravarty will examine the mechanics of a new direct access technology and how it leverages the disk-like capabilities of Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology to gain free, open, and direct access to content on Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape. He will provide insight into how eliminating restores and enabling direct access to archival storage can improve workflow and storage efficiencies across the entire media creation and distribution pipeline.

"HD, 4K and UHD content, and higher frame rates have caused an explosion of content in today's file-based pipelines," said Chakravarty. "With much of this data stored on LTO tape, there is a great opportunity to leverage LTO as a direct access, no restore storage medium by deploying new direct access workflows using a combination of intelligent pre-caching software combined with LTFS' file system capabilities. I look forward to discussing the impact that this will have on accelerating file-based workflows for repurposing and monetizing content."

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE) is the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. SMPTE 2014 is its annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences. The event draws elite and world-renowned technology thought-leaders from motion picture studios, broadcast and distribution networks, production and postproduction communities, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies, distribution providers, over-the-top providers, and others leading the evolving motion-imaging industry.

Tridib Chakravarty is a seasoned executive in the storage and archiving industry. As the company's founder, CEO and president, Chakravarty provides the vision and strategy that drive the business. Prior to StorageDNA, he was with Quantum's Advanced Technology Group where he helped map key strategic initiatives and contributed to the development of its de-duplication and continuous data protection (CDP) technology. Earlier, Chakravarty was part of the initial team at Panasas that developed PanFS, one of the world's most advanced clustered file systems. He earned his BS and MS degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Chakravarty's presentation at SMPTE 2014 is part of the "Asset Management-Part 1" track and will be delivered on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Salon 1 of the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland complex.

About StorageDNA, Inc.

StorageDNA helps media professionals move, manage, search, and access digital filed-based assets for faster repurposing and monetization of content. DNA Evolution is a groundbreaking nearline and archive workflow solution for LTO LTFS that helps customers build more cost-effective, scalable, and secure archives.

StorageDNA's solutions power some of the most complex and critical workflows for customers worldwide ranging from broadcasters, major film studios and television production companies, to sports organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 corporations. Visit

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