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+ - Why CNBC chose Apple for its primary storage-> 1

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Ian Lamont
Ian Lamont writes "Computerworld has written about CNBC and its storage infrastructure. Instead of relying on bigger vendors like NetApp or EMC for its primary storage, the cable news channel turned to an Apple Xsan. It's one of the few Apple SANs that the writer has seen in a data center of this size: 'Most corporations simply don't trust Apple — primarily because their infrastructure is Windows and Unix — to put it in their data center, much less to use it for their primary network storage,' he writes. Part of the reason why CNBC chose Apple is the CNBC graphics team uses Macs for a lot of their work, but cost and scalability figured into their choice, as well. There's a brief video interview accompanying the story, featuring CNBC's graphics engineer explaining the Xsan setup."
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Why CNBC chose Apple for its primary storage

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  • The Xsan is only being used by the graphic artists. The title and summary make it sound like they're using it for everything.

    "Tallmadge briefly talks about why he chose Apple for his _primary SAN for graphics_ over better known names in storage like EMC and NetApp, which do play a major role in CNBC's central equipment room for the storage of online and near-line video among other things."

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