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Isilon Announces Certification With VMware

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Isilon's new X-Series clustered storage systems have been certified and integrated with VMware(R) ESX Server 3.0. Isilon's clustered storage systems, applying the same principles used in virtualized computing, create a high performance and highly scalable, single, shared pool of virtualized storage to enable instant access to critical business information, while dramatically reducing the costs and complexity of managing storage growth. By combining Isilon clustered storage with the VMware ESX Server, enterprises can eliminate traditional storage as a bottleneck and create a fully virtualized infrastructure - from servers to storage - which increases data center flexibility and utilization while reducing costs. Isilon announced the release of its X-Series clustered storage systems today (see separate press release).

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Isilon's new X-Series clustered storage systems have been certified and integrated with VMware(R) ESX Server 3.0. Isilon's clustered storage systems, applying the same principles used in virtualized computing, create a high performance and highly scalable, single, shared pool of virtualized storage to enable instant access to critical business information, while dramatically reducing the costs and complexity of managing storage growth. By combining Isilon clustered storage with the VMware ESX Server, enterprises can eliminate traditional storage as a bottleneck and create a fully virtualized infrastructure – from servers to storage – which increases data center flexibility and utilization while reducing costs. Isilon announced the release of its X-Series clustered storage systems today (see separate press release).

"Today's enterprise data center customers are seeking improved efficiency in the purchase and deployment of physical IT assets. For many, this means providing greater asset consolidation through the use of server virtualization solutions. At the same time, they are also experiencing tremendous growth in file-level and unstructured data," said Brad Nisbet, Program Manager, IDC. "This shift necessitates a storage layer capable of supporting the data needs within a virtualized server environment, ensuring the ability to manage the growth of unstructured data and to maximize the investments in virtualized computing."

"Virtualization continues to spread across the IT industry as a core component of data center design and is creating a major shift in enterprise computing. Clustered storage is sparking the same kind of revolution in enterprise storage," said Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "Isilon's new X Series clustered storage systems integrate with VMware Infrastructure 3, providing enterprise business with a complete virtualized architecture to maximize productivity, flexibility and resource utilization within the next generation data center."

Using VMware ESX Server 3.0, enterprise businesses can streamline their IT infrastructure into single points of management for both server and storage, maximizing the utilization, flexibility and value of these resources. As a result of deploying these virtualized computing environments, the performance, ease of use and cost reduction requirements for enterprise storage increase and serve to considerably amplify the challenges of traditional SAN and NAS storage systems. By combining VMware Infrastructure 3 with Isilon X-Series clustered storage systems – which deliver more than 1.6 Petabytes of capacity and up to 10 Gigabytes per second of total throughput from a single file system and single volume – enterprise businesses can obtain the efficiency and high availability that VMware Infrastructure 3 offers in the storage environment and eliminate the barriers associated with traditional storage. This integration provides a fully virtualized IT infrastructure with servers, network connections, and storage all consolidated into single points of management, significantly improving scalability, performance and ease of use across the entire data center, while dramatically reducing costs and complexity.

Powered by OneFS(R), Isilon IQ delivers the industry's first single file system that unifies and provides instant and ubiquitous access to the rapidly growing stores of digital content, eliminating the cost and complexity barriers of traditional storage architectures. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's award-winning IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 200, 1920, 3000, 6000, 9000, 12000, Accelerator, and EX 6000, 9000, and 12000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications including SnapshotIQ(R), SmartConnect(TM), SmartQuotas, MigrationIQ(TM) and SyncIQ(R) that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.

About Isilon Systems

Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and software for digital content and unstructured data, enabling enterprises to transform data into information – and information into breakthroughs. Isilon's award-winning family of IQ clustered storage systems combines Isilon's OneFS operating system software with the latest advances in industry-standard hardware to deliver modular, pay-as-you-grow, enterprise- class storage systems. Isilon's clustered storage solutions speed access to critical business information while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of storing it. Information about Isilon can be found at http://www.isilon.com.

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