Storagenewsletter.com reports that Apple has ordered 12 petabytes of storage from Isilon Systems. Isilon, recently acquired by EMC, manufactures “scale-out storage” designed to be used by large enterprises, and has a client list that includes NBC, ABC, Paramount and many other companies.
“It’s probably the largest of its 1,500 customers recorded at the end of December, including 20% in Europe.”
The blog cites “an inside source at EMC” who indicates that Apple has ordered the storage to manage video downloads for customers using iTunes.
Apple Ordered 12PB (!) of Storage on Isilon’s Systems [Storagenewsletter.com]