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Isilon Expands to Asia Pacific

Company establishes business operations and channel partnerships in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore to meet market demand

SEATTLE -- In its focused pursuit to expand the global marketplace for its IQ clustered storage solutions, Isilon(R) Systems (NASDAQ:ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced the launch of business operations in Asia Pacific with business offices and channel partnerships in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Isilon's Asia Pacific operations are led by Tom Pettigrew, Isilon's Vice President and General Manager of APAC, who was formerly Isilon's Vice President of Global Sales Partners. Isilon also today announced that Rhythm & Hues India, Rising Sun Pictures, Thomson neTVision, Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc., Video 8, and Walt Disney Television Singapore, are among Asia Pacific companies already using Isilon IQ to speed access to critical business information, while cost-effectively managing storage growth.

"The digital age is transforming the way business is conducted across the globe, leading to continued demand for our unique clustered storage systems as enterprise businesses use Isilon IQ to maximize the value and opportunity of their rapidly expanding stores of digital content and unstructured data," said Steve Fitz, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Isilon Systems. "By expanding into the Asia Pacific geography, we complete the initial phase of our worldwide expansion and prime our business for continued development and success. With our deeply experienced and talented APAC team, Isilon is well-positioned to begin delivering the breakthrough benefits of Isilon IQ clustered storage to the burgeoning Asia Pacific market."

Top Talent and Partners Lead APAC Operations

Reporting to Isilon's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Isilon's Asia Pacific business operations are lead by Vice President and General Manager, Tom Pettigrew. Pettigrew previously spent three and one half years as Isilon's Vice President of Global Sales Partners, where he forged Isilon's Smart Partner channel and OEM programs and established Isilon's operations in Japan, Korea and Europe. Joining Isilon's dedicated and experienced team is an ecosystem of leading Asia Pacific VAR's including ASI, Data Management Australia, Magna Systems and Techtel in Australia; BCC and Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd. in China; New Digital Technology Holdings, Ltd. in Hong Kong; and BluePrint Global Services, Jay Kushal Exports, RK Systems Pte, Ltd., and Shaf Broadcast PVT, Ltd. in Singapore and India.

"For the past 35 years, Magna Systems and Engineering has provided complete, end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and communications industries. As part of this experience, we have witnessed a fundamental shift in the type of critical information our enterprise customers must effectively store and manage to power their businesses," said Craig Armsworth, Group Manager, Systems & Digital Media, Magna Systems & Engineering. "Today, the challenges associated with storing digital content and unstructured data are driving our customers to deploy next generation solutions to better manage their storage growth. By joining with Isilon to deliver their clustered storage systems to the Asia Pacific market, we can now provide our customers with a breakthrough solution for maximizing the value of their critical business information."

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