Kuwait Linux User Group

Rotana embarks on US$10 million Linux implementation.
Date: Monday, November 15, 2004 @ 04:41:01 EST
Topic: security

Rotana, which produces and distributes Arabic songs and a cinema archive, is in the process of deploying a massive US$10 million Linux-based digital media solution. Made up of a fault tolerant Linux cluster that comprises seven workstations, 10 broadcast servers and 14 Intel-based RedHat Linux servers; the system is currently home to more than 300 terabytes of digitally archived data.

When the system is fully functional next year, it will house 1.2 petabytes of data and help Rotana store and manage its library of Arabic music, 1300 feature films and 5000 multimedia clips more effectively. In turn, this centralised repository will act as the cornerstone of Rotana’s plans to launch a global channel for the broadcast of digital Arab movies and its efforts to restore old Egyptian films and preserve them for the next generation. complete story

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