Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Apple Servers are now used by South Park

Apple is making new inroads into the entertainment market. This time it comes from the famous TV cartoon South Park. The creators of South Park started using Apple servers to store its digital content, which consists of the complete video produced for the TV show.

The producers of South Park are moving from DLT (digital linear tapes), a format frequently used to store large amounts of data. As reported bu Computerworld, the new solution is composed of a new type of data storage (LTO) and "three Xserve RAID disk arrays".

The shift may be just the beginning, since other media production groups have similar problem. And Apple offers now a complete collection of server solutions, which are completely integrated with its well know desktop software. It may be the easiest road for TV and Hollywood production groups to store large amounts of information.

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