Clustered Storage System features compact form factor.
January 29, 2007 -
With 1 RU node size, Isilon IQ 200 meets workflow needs of wide spectrum of businesses, and modularly scales from 6-48 TB. Powered by OneFS® operating system software, enterprise clustered storage solution provides single file system that unifies and provides instant access to stores of digital content. Unit integrates with data protection and data management software applications including SnapshotIQ(TM), SyncIQ(TM), and SmartConnect(TM).
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Isilon Systems, Inc.
220 W. Mercer St.
Seattle, WA, 98119
Isilon Systems Broadens Market for Clustered Storage with Launch of Isilon IQ 200
New Class of Clustered Storage at a Groundbreaking Price Ushers in Breakthrough Benefits to a Wide Spectrum of Businesses
Harris Corporation to OEM New Solution; Resellers From Isilon's Ecosystem of More Than One Hundred Channel Partners Embrace Isilon's IQ 200 to Meet Broad Market Demand
SEATTLE, Jan. 22 -- In its focused pursuit to bring the breakthrough benefits of clustered storage to the broadest spectrum of businesses, Isilon® Systems (NASDAQ:ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced the release of the Isilon IQ 200. Leveraging Isilon's OneFS® operating system software, which powers all of Isilon's clustered storage systems, the Isilon IQ 200 is the industry's first product to pack the revolutionary benefits of high-end enterprise clustered storage -- including unmatched ease of use, performance and "pay as you grow" scalability -- into an extremely affordable and compact solution. This new class of clustered storage enables businesses of all sizes to speed access to critical stores of digital content while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of storing and managing it. A number of Isilon customers have already deployed more than 50 units of the Isilon IQ 200 before its official launch.
With its unmatched ease of use, low cost and wide applicability, the Isilon IQ 200 serves as an attractive product for Isilon's channel and OEM partners. In conjunction with the launch of IQ 200, Isilon and Harris Corporation today announced (see separate release) that Harris Corporation is going to deliver the IQ 200 under the companies' OEM agreement. Isilon also announced today that more than 30 channel resellers and distributors have embraced the IQ 200 to meet broad market demand for clustered storage.
"Organizations of all sizes are creating, storing, and relying more on digital content as they respond to changing business requirements, and they are seeking solutions that can help them maintain control over this vast and growing amount of data," said Brad Nisbet, Program Manager, Storage Systems at IDC. "Products like Isilon's IQ 200 that allow a wide group of companies to address scalability challenges in terms of both performance and capacity will be necessary as IT managers work to successfully manage this growth."
"Isilon is one of our most important partners in providing a solution to the ever-expanding storage requirements of our customers. Digital content is creating the need for true clustered storage, while IT resources remain overstretched and in need of simple, powerful management interfaces to keep data available and safe. Isilon is answering the call for many of our clients, and with the new IQ 200 we can now offer these features to a wider audience," said Alan Dumas, President of Accunet Solutions.
In contrast to Isilon's high-end enterprise line of clustered storage products which can scale up to 10Gbps of performance and one Petabyte of capacity in a single file system and single volume, the IQ 200 modularly scales from 6TB to a maximum of 48TB. The Isilon IQ 200 is an extremely compact and affordable product designed to provide businesses of all sizes with the breakthrough benefits of high-end enterprise clustered storage, including the following key benefits:
o Unmatched Ease Of Use -- Powered by Isilon's OneFS operating system
software, the Isilon IQ 200 provides a single file system and single
volume, delivering unmatched simplicity in system configuration and
o Seamless, Modular Scalability -- Leveraging Isilon's OneFS with
TrueScale(TM), the Isilon IQ 200 enables seamless, modular scaling of
both performance and capacity. This flexible and tunable system
provides enterprise customers with an "out of the box" solution that is
fully optimized for the widest range of applications and workflow.
o High Performance -- The Isilon IQ 200 features unmatched levels of
performance at its price point. With the IQ 200, customers can tailor
performance to meet workflow demands, thereby maximizing network
efficiency and speeding access to large and rapidly growing stores of
"The challenges created by the rapid and sustained growth of digital content have extended beyond just large enterprises and are fueling the need for a new class of clustered storage solutions," said Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems. "The release of the IQ 200 represents a watershed event for the data storage market as Isilon and its partners deliver the powerful punch of clustered storage in a new product at an unmatched price, enabling the business masses to transform their data into information and their information into breakthroughs."
The Isilon IQ 200 provides a complete clustered storage solution with basic hardware components consistent with Isilon's high-end line of enterprise clustered storage products and integrates with Isilon's full suite of data protection and data management software applications, including SnapshotIQ(TM), SyncIQ(TM), and SmartConnect(TM). Each IQ 200 node is 1 (RU) in size, providing business of all sizes with a storage system that fits not only their workflow needs, but the space requirements of their physical environment. Additionally, because the IQ 200 uses Isilon's OneFS operating system software, it is fully compatible to seamlessly share data with Isilon's high-end enterprise line of clustered storage products.
About Isilon IQ
Powered by OneFS, 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, Accelerator, and EX 6000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications including SnapshotIQ, SmartConnect and SyncIQ that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.
About Isilon Systems
Isilon Systems is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and software for digital content, 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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