Industrial Light & Magic www.ilm.com
Data Migration and Consolidation
Project Lead: Mike Thompson, Senior Systems Engineer
Project Description: When ILM began producing Star Wars Episode 3 it looked for a storage system that could handle the increased performance and rendering requirements that the film required. It found a solution in NetApp’s global namespace technology. During this time, ILM also moved from San Rafael to San Francisco's Presidio, and NetApp enabled ILM to cluster its existing storage in San Rafael to its new NetApp storage in San Francisco under a single global namespace -- completely moving the datacenter's storage and rendering infrastructure while in heavy production without a single moment of downtime. With the new facility came a tenfold increase in network bandwidth, so the separate storage clusters were combined in the Presidio, which was easily able to handle the massive jump in throughput.
Lamar University www.lamar.edu
Enterprise Video Communications Implementation
Project Lead: Kim Allen, Director of Data, Voice, and Video Networking
Project Description: Implemented a suite of enterprise video applications to support four key components: video on demand publishing, archiving classroom sessions, managing video library/portal, and faculty communications. Powered by technology from Media Publisher, Lamar University's suite of enterprise video applications integrates with Lamar University's existing technology infrastructure, including its Cisco Content Delivery Network, as well as ancillary applications from SunGard SCT and WebCT.
Inventory Management and Supply Chain Initiative
Project Lead: Bill Henderson, Chief Operations Officer
Project Description: With a credo of “IT is the business,” the company invested in proprietary software for inventory management, logistics, and shipping. Netflix still uses Oracle for financials but integrated its own ERP system designed to enable 37 shipping centers to provide one-day delivery of 1.3 million movies a day.
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