Explaining to My Kid How Dell EMC Storage Helps Jam Filled Bring His Favorite Cartoon to Life

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I love learning about all our customers, but it’s not all that common I hear a customer story that includes something my three-year-old son would also love. So it was exciting to learn that creative animation producer Jam Filled uses Dell EMC Isilon storage to bring some of our favorite cartoons to life.

I also learned that one of the unique challenges to doing that is that their business doesn’t run on a fixed schedule. Different shows start and end at different times and there are gaps between seasons. So, the ease with which they can expand and reduce their infrastructure becomes very important.

“[Dell EMC Isilon] configuration is very simple and straight forward,” notes John Hickson, director of technology, Jam Filled Entertainment in the video below. “You can have a system up and running in less than a day and have it in production”

Q&A With ‘Thomas & Friends’ Super-Fan Parker Luden

I showed my son the video, and he actually let me ask him seven full questions about his thoughts. Here’s the quick Q&A with the cartoon expert:

Sarah: Why did you like the video?

Parker: Because…THOMAS!

Sarah: What do you think about technology making your favorite cartoon?

Parker: THOMAS! I want to watch it again.

Sarah: Who’s your favorite character on Thomas?

Parker: Toby.

Sarah: Why?

Parker: Because, I like James.

Sarah: What’s a server?

Parker: Yeah! I don’t want to tell.

Sarah: Are you going to be an engineer when you grow up?

Parker: Yeah!

Sarah: Why?

Parker: Because I drink a lot of orange juice.

OK, my three-year-old may not be ready yet to learn about storage. But if you’re interested in hearing more about how this creative animation studio depends on it to keep up with fluctuating project flows and increasingly larger video formats, take a moment to watch here.

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