Isilon Named Best of FOSE 2007


SEATTLE, March 23 - Isilon® Systems (NASDAQ:ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Isilon IQ was named as "Best of FOSE 2007" in the event's storage award category. The GCN Best of FOSE Awards, selected by Government Computer News editors, highlight new and innovative technologies across a wide range of categories at the world's largest gathering of government IT professionals.

"The federal government spends more than $75 billion annually on information technology, so industry pays close attention. This made choosing this year's Best of FOSE products very difficult," said Wyatt Kash, editor in chief of GCN. "The editors looked for product innovation particularly suited to the public sector, and we were not disappointed. Participating companies showcased new ways for government to operate more efficiently, safeguard our country and move our national agenda forward."

"We are seeing organizations in all branches of federal government - intelligence, defense and civilian - looking for a solution specifically designed for the huge influx of unstructured data and digital content, including satellite images, digital photos, video, audio, geospatial data and documents, which will enable them to accomplish key initiatives for the United States," said Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Isilon Systems. "Isilon is honored to be recognized by GCN's editors with this prestigious award and accepts the Best of FOSE award as additional proof that clustered storage is the major new category transforming how government organizations store, access and deliver their mission critical data."

More than 100 high technology companies submitted new products in the annual GCN Best of FOSE Awards program. Seventeen products from 16 companies including Advanced Micro Devices, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Motorola, and Research In Motion's Blackberry received the distinguished award across a wide range of technology categories. The awards are judged by the GCN Lab staff and the technology editors of GCN and Washington Technology for outstanding technology advancement and innovation. For a detailed list of award recipients, visit http://www.gcn.com/

Isilon recently announced that NASA World Wind and USGS Astrogeology are using Isilon IQ in advanced satellite imaging projects capturing ultra high resolution imagery of both Earth and Mars, respectively. Specifically, NASA is using Isilon IQ clustered storage to power World Wind, an open source, virtual globe enabling online users to explore the Earth and its terrain through visually rich, high resolution 3D imagery. Meanwhile, USGS Astrogeology has selected Isilon IQ as the primary storage repository for High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) data. HiRISE, currently orbiting Mars onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), is an advanced digital imaging project led by the University of Arizona.

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(TM), SmartConnect(TM), MigrationIQ(TM) and SyncIQ(TM) 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 www.isilon.com/.

Source: Isilon Systems

CONTACT:

Lucas Welch

Isilon Systems

+1-206-315-7621

lucas.welch@isilon.com

Web site: www.isilon.com/

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