Digital media firm drives down operating costs with ILM

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When you’re in the music business, you need to keep up with the ever-changing tastes of music listeners. For Loudeye Corp., a Seattle-based provider of global digital media solutions to customers such as Amazon.com, Apple iTunes, AT&T Wireless and Microsoft Corp.’s MSN, that means being able to quickly move around 4.5 million digitized audio files and related data in accordance with the whims of music lovers and demands of music retailers……..
The need for that decision-making ability is what led the company to a three-tier system, made possible with the addition of a 100TB StorageTek/LSI Logic SANtricity SAN, which now stores Loudeye’s online catalog0 of audio files. Six Linux-based servers from Silicon Graphics are on the front end of the SAN via Brocade 3850 16-port Fibre Channel switches.
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