LAS VEGAS -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today
announced that they have been selected to provide Isilon IQ clustered
storage to NBC during the network's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics,
August 8-24. The announcement was made today by Craig Lau, Vice President,
Information Technology, NBC Olympics and Brett Goodwin, Vice President of
Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems.
Described as the most ambitious single media project in history, NBC
will present more than 3600 hours of broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing
Olympics. NBC will be using Isilon IQ clustered storage as the primary,
on-site storage solution for media created on its HD EVS XT server
system and will be archiving its entire collection of low resolution
Olympic footage onto Isilon IQ, ensuring unmatched data availability and
reliability for this critical content. NBC is among hundreds of media and
broadcast companies who rely on Isilon IQ to create, access, deliver, and
archive the next generation of digital media.
"NBC's broadcast of the Olympic Games in Beijing is an unprecedented
media event, broadcasting thousands of hours of programming via standard
and high definition, online, on-demand, and even on-the-go wireless
coverage over just a seventeen day period," said Craig Lau, Vice President,
Information Technology, NBC Olympics. "This epic undertaking requires the
latest innovations in broadcast infrastructure and Isilon clustered storage
plays an important role in our media workflow, enabling immediate, reliable
access to content 24x7 to help power our Olympic broadcast operations."
Isilon Systems Inc.