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Isilon Announces SVP Appointment

SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems(R) (NASDAQ:ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Brett Helsel has joined Isilon as Senior Vice President of Engineering to lead the company's product development during a key period of growth and ascendance of clustered storage as a next-generation storage infrastructure in the enterprise. Prior to joining Isilon, Mr. Helsel most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockdown Networks and previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice-President of Product Development at F5 Networks, where he functioned as a part of the original management team that built the company into the global leader in application delivery networking.

Isilon also today announced that Paul Rutherford has been named Isilon's Chief Technology Officer and will play a key role in guiding and evangelizing Isilon's long-term technical vision and strategy. Mr. Rutherford had been previously serving as Isilon's Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Isilon, Mr. Rutherford served as Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC).

"Brett Helsel is a proven leader with a deep history and passion for building highly talented, customer-focused organizations," said Sujal Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Isilon Systems. "With the addition of Brett to our executive team, Isilon is positioned to continue to drive the next phase of innovation and growth in clustered storage as it ascends as a game-changing storage architecture for the next-generation data center."

Isilon Systems Inc.