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CloudSigma to Speak on Public Cloud Private Patching Advancements for the Media Industry at SMPTE 2013

CloudSigma CEO to Offer Solutions to Media Industry’s Public Cloud Security Concerns at SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

PALO ALTO, CA – October 15, 2013CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, today announced that its CEO, Robert Jenkins, has been chosen to speak at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference for the second consecutive year. Looking at the latest advancements in public cloud technology for the media and entertainment industry, Robert will discuss new private patching capabilities and the security and efficiency benefits they offer media companies. The session, Private Patching in the Cloud: Offering the Media Industry a Mind of Its Own, will be held Thursday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. PDT in Salon 1 of the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The public cloud’s collaboration, scalability and flexibility benefits have offered a solution to media service providers’ issues of varying data volumes, unique workflows and dispersed production locations. But, despite these advantages, security fears have kept many providers grounded in their on-premise environment, thanks, in part, to concerns that sensitive data would be traveling over a public IP. However, private patching is changing the way media providers engage with the cloud, allowing them to directly connect their dedicated infrastructure into private networks within the public cloud. As such, not only is public IP usage avoided altogether, but media service providers reap additional productivity and cost benefits such as faster data access and higher throughput performance. 

Combining private and public environments securely opens the door to effective hybrid cloud deployment models for the media industry. The session will explore in detail a number of emerging hybrid cloud deployment models particularly suitable for media industry requirements.

What: SMPTE 2013 – Private Patching in the Cloud: Offering the Media Industry a Mind of Its Own
Where: Loews Hollywood Hotel: Salon 1 of the Ray Dolby Ballroom; Hollywood, California
When: Thursday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. PDT
Who:  Speaker – Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma

“The media industry is innovating at a rapid rate, and data security concerns don’t need to hold providers back anymore,” said Jenkins. “Providers collaborating on a media project rely on each other to exchange data not only promptly, but safely. With transparent private patching technology, this can finally be guaranteed, thereby allowing the media industry’s biggest players to re-direct critical resources toward the latest technology advancements and hit films.” 

SMPTE 2013 is the premier 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. For more information visit: www.smpte2013.org.

If you are a member of the press or analyst community and are interested in setting up a meeting with CloudSigma at SMPTE 2013, please contact Meredith L. Eaton via email at cloudsigma@marchpr.com, or by phone at +1 617-960-9877.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the worldwide leader in developing and providing motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the broadband, broadcast, cinema, and IT disciplines. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students from around the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as easily deploy any operating system or application with full root/administrative access. The result is the highest-performing cloud at the most efficient price possible.
 
With infrastructure in Interxion’s European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNAP’s Las Vegas data center campus, CloudSigma selects the highest-quality facilities to support its innovative infrastructure. CloudSigma is increasingly being recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and more information may be found at www.CloudSigma.com or by visiting the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+.

Press Contact
Meredith L. Eaton
March Communications
+1 617-960-9877
cloudsigma@marchpr.com