Hitachi, Intel, Maxtor and Mellanox Among Companies Demonstrating Support For Clustered Storage Revolution
SEATTLE, WA — NOVEMBER 14, 2005 — Isilon Systems, the leader in clustered storage, today at Supercomputing 2005, announced that more than 20 companies are supporting Isilon as it continues to bring the transformative business benefits of clustered storage to enterprises across a broad range of industries. Isilon Systems, joined by its ecosystem of computing, networking, storage and software applications companies, is addressing the explosive growth of unstructured data and reference information, which includes images, documents, audio, video, research data, computer models and simulations. Isilon’s IQ clustered storage systems were specifically designed to efficiently manage and extract the full value of unstructured data, the fastest growing class of data in the enterprise. Hitachi, Intel, Maxtor and Mellanox are among leading companies working with Isilon to continue advancing the clustered storage market.
“The overwhelming groundswell of support from so many leading companies in the storage, networking and computing industries is further testament to the rapid growth of the clustered storage market and the crucial business benefits this cutting-edge technology delivers,” said Steve Goldman, CEO, Isilon Systems. “Isilon Systems’ clustered storage is solving possibly the most pressing problem facing the storage industry today — the explosive growth of unstructured data — and our supporters play a key role in assisting Isilon as we continue to advance the clustered storage market.”
According to the forecasts of leading storage analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), reference information, or unstructured data, will represent 58 percent of new corporate and government information by the end of 2006. This information is predicted to grow at an astounding rate of 92 percent CAGR through 2005, while migration reference assets, defined as data migrated from tape- to disk-based storage resources, another category of unstructured data, are expected to account for an additional 420 Petabytes of capacity within the business and government sectors. Isilon’s unique “pay as you grow” modular architecture is an ideal solution for IT professionals who are looking for a storage system to cost-effectively manage rapid storage capacity expansion.
Isilon’s IQ clustered storage combines Isilon OneFS™ distributed file system software with industry-standard hardware to create a complete storage solution uniquely tailored to deliver the performance, scalability, cost-effectiveness and capacity needed to unlock the full value of unstructured data, enabling customers to maximize their data storage resources and significantly increase their productivity and collaboration across the information value chain.
More than 20 companies join with Isilon to advance clustered storage market.
Force10 Networks, Hitachi, Maxtor, Mellanox, Riverbed Technology, Spectra Logic, and Vormetric are among the technology, compute networking platform companies joining with Isilon to further advance the clustered storage industry.
Additionally, the following software application and ISV companies are working with Isilon Systems to bring the benefits of clustered storage to a broad range of industries across the enterprise: Arkivio, Asigra, CommVault, Concurrent, D.A.V.I.D. Systems, Enigma Data Solutions, EVS Broadcast Equipment, Florical Systems, Front Porch Digital, Harris Corporation, IMAKE, Netia, SGL, Starbak, Tandberg Television, Telestream and Venaca.
Isilon recently announced the next generation of its award-winning Isilon IQ family of clustered storage systems — the Isilon IQ 1920, 3000, 4800 and 6000 — which are powered by the latest version of Isilon's award-winning OneFS distributed file system software and use high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand for intracluster communication.
About Isilon Systems
Isilon is the leader in clustered storage. Isilon's award-winning family of Isilon IQ products consists of high-performance clustered storage systems that combine an intelligent distributed file system with modular industry-standard hardware to deliver unmatched simplicity and scalability. Isilon IQ was designed for unstructured data and for use in data-intensive markets such as media and entertainment, digital imaging, life sciences, oil and gas and government. The Seattle-based company is financed by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Atlas Venture, Madrona Venture Group and Focus Ventures. For more information, please visit: http://www.isilon.com