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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the special effects company behind Alice in Wonderland 3D, is virtualising its filers behind Avere appliances. SPI has been in the computer-generated imagery (CGI) field since 1992 and worked on movies such as Die Hard With A Vengeance and Anger Management. It has a digital animation studio in Culver …

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Wow!

What a remarkable puff piece you've written there!

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Avere not front Isilon

Chris,

Glad to hear Avere is making some real progress with their scale-out caching appliance. We at Isilon love the approach!

To set the record straight, Sony is not fronting Isilon with their equipment. I spoke with Sony and they are only fronting NetApp filers across the WAN.

Just want to set the record straight. ;)

Nick

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A small correction

Apparently Sony is *considering* using the Avere appliances in front of their Isilon clusters... but what they are really doing right now in using them in front of the NetApp appliances... I don't see that mentioned in the article.

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New Tech

It seems that they are trying out new tech... Doesn't NetApp have the same tech w/ FlexCache and PAM... a la the Avatar stuff @ WETA.

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WETA uses BlueArc for their 34000 core render wall.....a la the Avatar stuff

http://www.searchstorageasia.com/content/weta-digital-utilizes-bluearc-and-netapp-clustered-nas

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