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South Park switches to Apple SAN storage

updated 11:10 am EST, Tue January 3, 2006

South Park, Apple storage

South Park recently began running out of storage space, and has since for its storage needs. The cartoon studio in may installed three Apple Xserve RAID arrays to replace its digital linear tape (DLT) library and direct-attached disk storage. J.J. Franzen, technology supervisor at South Park Studios said he chose Apple hardware based on a "gut" feeling that its technology would be good, and so far he has not been disappointed, according to a report from ComputerWorld. Franzen said he now expects to add two more Xserve RAID arrays for a total of 15TB of storage, and place his disk storage behind a couple of switches from Cisco Systems to make managing his storage easier.




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  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hooray

    Moore Cartman: Bigger, louder and more uncut!

  1. yeyeogun

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Please simply this story.

    South Park switches to Apple SAN storage. When I think of Apple San I think of XSan. When I think of Apple storage I think of Xraid. Why say Apple San Storage. You could have said Apple Storage.

  1. dlindsay17

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yay

    sweeeeeeeeet.

  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    As Cartman would say

    to the competition...

    nya nya nya nya nyaaaa nya heh heh heh heh hehhhh heh

  1. alfredo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I wonder what

    Mr Hanky thinks of that? He probably Poo Poo'ed the whole idea. What a t*rd.

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    South Park gone south

    Is that show still popular? I enjoyed a for years but pretty much stopped watching it the past couple. It seems the creators of SP are just out to shock and spread that mountain morality which is part red state patriotism, college frat house and survivalist hatred of culture rolled into one. Their hatred of Hollywood has overwhelmed what made the show funny and great social satire. If there wasn't a Hollywood their wouldn't be a South Park.

  1. das

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    15TB? Heh.

    That's *almost* close to the 200TB that we have in a single installation:

    http://alienraid.org/article.php?story=200TBatUW

  1. ATPTourFan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Don't forget....

    ....to bring a towel!!

    Kick a**!!!

  1. Manuel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Das is a w***!

    There's a difference from doing a single project (South Park) and doing multiple project (a established University full of students performing different projects and needing references).

  1. das

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: das is a w***!

    That's *one* project at this university. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough when I said "single installation". It doesn't support a "university full of students". It's ONE single research project operated by one research group (GLOW), as is described in the link I included. I didn't include the numerous other SANs and storage arrays operated by various departments and various datacenters around the university. So this is one project to one project. I just get a kick of these articles about Oracle getting 50TB of Xserve RAID storage and South Park getting 15 (!), when one of our projects here has 200TB worth of Xserve RAIDs.

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