GW Hannaway & Associates to Speak on Solving Hollywood's Behind-the-Scenes Storage Challenges at SNW Spring 2011

Multi-Media Solution Provider to Spotlight Warren Miller Entertainment's Use of Dot Hill Technology to Meet High Definition Digital Video Storage Demands

Mar 28, 2011, 08:01 ET from GW Hannaway & Associates

BOULDER, Colo., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To produce today's top Hollywood films, it takes a leading man, a leading lady, and hundreds of digital film artists, as well as state-of-the-art IT and storage systems. When Digital Hollywood calls for star-caliber digital video systems, they call on GW Hannaway & Associates (GWH&A), a leading solution provider and partner for the imaging and multi-media marketplace.

The company will be showcasing its expertise in the digital media production arena, addressing attendees of this year's Spring 2011 Storage Networking World (SNW) conference, taking place April 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center. Each year, SNW brings together top information technology executives, leading product and service providers, and key industry influencers for the world's largest conference focused on managing information infrastructure.

GW Hannaway & Associates' Senior Account Manager Neil Sullivan will deliver an April 6 afternoon presentation titled, "Warren Miller Entertainment Takes Storage to New Heights in Digital Video," detailing how the company enabled this film industry heavyweight to solve its storage challenges surrounding the company's latest video production – "Wintervention."

For more than 60 years, Warren Miller Entertainment has been wowing filmgoers who crave the vicarious thrills of skiing and snowboarding the sheerest of slopes around the globe. This icon of action sports entertainment literally takes audiences to new heights through its cutting-edge feature films that portray unbelievable feats accomplished by the world's most daring winter sports athletes. During production of this, the company's 61st film, the company realized it needed a little help solving its "behind-the-scenes" storage challenges – chief among them eliminating dropped frames from the editing process and enabling multiple users to edit uncompressed 1080 resolution HD video.

During the session, Sullivan will provide information on best practices for storage in the digital media arena, and explain how Warren Miller Entertainment was able to put in place a robust storage system based on Dot Hill AssuredSAN technology to improve workflows for multiple editing suites, and describe options to easily expand storage systems to address future data growth and keep pace with the exhilarating video production environment.

About GWH&A

GWH&A has been at the forefront of imaging, video, and network businesses for more than 25 years. Started as an imaging lab in 1975 by Wyndham Hannaway, GWH&A creates system solutions for the imaging and video marketplace. GWH&A developed the software AMP™, Associated Media Platform, to provide media network systems and services for myriad devices and networks.

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