SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that NBC Universal, one of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies, has chosen Isilon IQ to archive and access growing stores of media programming including, entertainment TV and production, movies, news, and sports. Under the multi-year agreement with Isilon, NBC Universal plans to deploy multiple Petabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage in its main production and broadcast operations to maximize the value of their media assets across NBC Universals media properties. Isilon also announced today that NBC is deploying Isilon IQ to facilitate its coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Additionally, Isilon announced today that NBC Olympics Vice President of Information Technology, Craig Lau, will deliver a main stage address at Storage Networking World (SNW) entitled, Delivering the Unprecedented: How NBC Uses Clustered Storage To Help Transform Its Broadcast Coverage of the Olympic Games. NBC used Isilon IQ to create new breakthroughs in its coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.
With the rapid move to digital media and broadband connections, the broadcast industry has forever changed, said David Evans, Director, Storage Solutions, Global Operations NBC Universal. This shift in the broadcast paradigm multiple distribution channels, formats, and consumption models has resulted in massive increases in the amount and importance of archived media. It is not enough to simply store this content; it must also be always on-line and instantly accessible. Isilon IQ is uniquely architected to address the business needs of NBC Universal, enabling us to transform our digital media assets into new breakthroughs in the creation, management and delivery of high-quality programming.
Isilon Systems Inc.