"As DigitalGlobe's IT director, Luc Trudel, explains, 'Storage
plays a critical role in DigitalGlobe's production line and asset
management. As all of our imagery products are digital in nature,
we need high-performance disk storage for processing raw imagery
into finished products as well as cost-efficient tapes for
long-term storage of raw and processed imagery.'
"In addition to wanting a system that had the ability to store
potentially hundreds of terabytes of media rich data, DigitalGlobe
needed a solution that could work within its 'highly heterogeneous'
computing infrastructure, which includes Linux (SUSE and Red Hat),
Solaris, IRIX and Windows operating systems..."