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Primeur weekly 2013-07-15

Special

Supercomputer acting as a discovery machine for neuroscience ...

Exascale supercomputing

Jack Dongarra helps design software for the next generation of supercomputers receiving $1 million grant ...

The Cloud

e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences 2013 ...

EastWest Bank chooses HP to build private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates Cloud computing on System z with acquisition of CSL International ...

IBM closes acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies ...

L'Oréal Uruguay consolidates IT infrastructure into the private Cloud and reduces power consumption with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle announces availability of Cloud Application Foundation, the #1 application foundation across conventional and Cloud environments ...

Oracle expands support for mobile and Cloud technologies with the latest Java development tools and framework ...

US Ignite recognizes RENCI and NC State for innovative app for monitoring power grids ...

EuroFlash

MINES ParisTech selects Bright Cluster Manager for materials science research cluster ...

European Commission to launch survey about Future Internet Assembly ...

Bull launches StoreWay Optima 4600: reaffirming its presence in the new-generation data handling market ...

DANTE celebrates 20 years of networking excellence ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c deployed by CERN to manage its Oracle infrastructure ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

USFlash

Professor Jack Dongarra announces new supercomputer benchmark ...

CASL milestone validates reactor model using TVA data ...

DOST to strengthen weather forecasting to benefit farmers ...

Fujitsu M10 achieves world-record result on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark ...

Fujitsu integrates internal database platform using SPARC M10 servers ...

1Wealth Trading Company opines on IBM's foray into global banking ...

Golf Channel selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom Storage System to support rapid growth and new reality programming ...

Stephen F. Austin State University readies for growth; speeds registration, adds 8X capacity and unlocks IT for strategic projects ...

TACC supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level ...

Golf Channel selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom Storage System to support rapid growth and new reality programming

9 Jul 2013 Redwood Shores - Golf Channel, one of the fastest growing networks on television, is using Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system to support more than 100,000 hours of content, as well as rapid growth and new reality programming.

Golf Channel, a member of the NBC Sports Group, launched in January 1995 and was the first fully digital production facility in the United States. In its first year, Golf Channel offered a limited tournament schedule to less than 5 million homes in the United States. Today, the network televises more than 150 events each year from all the world's top tours, as well as quality original productions to more than 120 million homes worldwide.

In the past two years, the company has more than doubled the amount of content that it creates, driving up storage requirements significantly.

Seeking a cost-effective storage solution with the reliability to handle large file sizes and deliver content nearly at a moment's notice, the Golf Channel deployed the Pillar Axiom 600 storage system.

The Pillar Axiom storage system manages and stores more than 300 TB of video content and has scaled easily with the Golf Channel's rapidly growing storage capacity requirements, which doubled in the last two years.

The Pillar Axiom storage system also enabled the company to consolidate both active and inactive data in a single storage pool with extremely fast read/write performance when moving data from inactive to active tiers, delivering a substantial improvement over the company's legacy environment.

Golf Channel has also improved storage efficiency, taking advantage of the Pillar Axiom storage system's Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to ensure critical applications are prioritized regardless of other activity on the system.

It has also been used to support new reality programming on the network, including Golf Channel's The Big Break series.

With multiple productions that shoot approximately 50TB video content each, Golf Channel uses its Pillar Axiom storage system between its live video storage device and archive, providing a fast, reliable storage system to seamlessly transfer footage between editing and archive.

"Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 is a world-class storage solution that provides the scalability, reliability and availability which is so critical to our business", stated Ken Botelho, Senior Director, Engineering, Golf Channel. "We can access video content at nearly a moment's notice. If we know we need to get data back fast, we put it on the Pillar Axiom. It gives us the confidence we need to succeed and allows us to sleep at night."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-07-15

Special

Supercomputer acting as a discovery machine for neuroscience ...

Exascale supercomputing

Jack Dongarra helps design software for the next generation of supercomputers receiving $1 million grant ...

The Cloud

e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences 2013 ...

EastWest Bank chooses HP to build private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates Cloud computing on System z with acquisition of CSL International ...

IBM closes acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies ...

L'Oréal Uruguay consolidates IT infrastructure into the private Cloud and reduces power consumption with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle announces availability of Cloud Application Foundation, the #1 application foundation across conventional and Cloud environments ...

Oracle expands support for mobile and Cloud technologies with the latest Java development tools and framework ...

US Ignite recognizes RENCI and NC State for innovative app for monitoring power grids ...

EuroFlash

MINES ParisTech selects Bright Cluster Manager for materials science research cluster ...

European Commission to launch survey about Future Internet Assembly ...

Bull launches StoreWay Optima 4600: reaffirming its presence in the new-generation data handling market ...

DANTE celebrates 20 years of networking excellence ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c deployed by CERN to manage its Oracle infrastructure ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

USFlash

Professor Jack Dongarra announces new supercomputer benchmark ...

CASL milestone validates reactor model using TVA data ...

DOST to strengthen weather forecasting to benefit farmers ...

Fujitsu M10 achieves world-record result on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark ...

Fujitsu integrates internal database platform using SPARC M10 servers ...

1Wealth Trading Company opines on IBM's foray into global banking ...

Golf Channel selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom Storage System to support rapid growth and new reality programming ...

Stephen F. Austin State University readies for growth; speeds registration, adds 8X capacity and unlocks IT for strategic projects ...

TACC supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level ...