Interview from The Next I/O Platform event on September 24, 2019 with storage software architect, Curtis Anderson (Panasas). Moving from two to four storage layers is not just a matter of doubling up on the hierarchy. With the diversity provided by these new storage layers, it’s difficult to figure out when to promote your files to the faster tiers or demote them to the slower ones.
The interview is conducted during SIGGRAPH in LA by Randi Altman of M&E publication postPerspective. RW Hawkins (System Storage Engineer at Panasas) is introducing ActiveStor Ultra to the M&E community and talking about visual effects company Whiskytree using ActiveStor to store and manage its creative computer graphics and visual effects workflows.