1Star Wars storage
LucasFilms Ltd.s headquarters in the Presido section of downtown San Francisco overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.
2Star Wars storage – Mike Thompson
Industrial Light & Magic storage chief Mike Thompson runs a system that must store and classify content from about 500 artists, animators, and modelers.
3Star Wars storage – ILM data center
ILMs Mike Thompson shows the ILM data center, located at the LucasFilm headquarters in San Francisco..
4Star Wars storage – Darth Vader
Movie characters such as Darth Vader now live in digital files stored away in huge video storage systems.
5Star Wars storage – Yoda
Favorite screen images, such as a young Yoda flaunting a lightsabre, all will reside for the short — and long term — in digital files stored in huge and secure storage systems.
6Star Wars storage – Yoda fountain
Yoda himself greets visitors to LucasFilms Ltd.s headquarters in the Presido section of downtown San Francisco.
7Star Wars storage – KGO-TV control room
The KGO-TV control room monitors four station feeds on a 24/7 basis — including two high-definition channels. Every second of content is redundantly backed up and archived.
8Star Wars storage – KGO-TV storage robot
KGO-TVs Sun StorageTek digital storage system is a silo that holds several hundred 200GB disks, with a robot (right) that does all the accessing. The system can hold up to 20 terabytes of data.