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Isilon Releases Products

SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems [NASDAQ: ISLN], the leader in clustered storage, today announced the release of the Isilon IQ 12000 and EX 12000 products, delivering the industry's first and only production-ready storage system to scale to more than 1.6 Petabytes of capacity in a single file system and single volume, achieving scalability levels 100 times that of traditional SAN and NAS storage systems. The Isilon IQ 12000 and EX 12000 deliver the breakthrough benefits of clustered storage - high performance data access, "pay as you grow" modular scalability and unmatched ease of use - in a powerful and economical solution for the near-line archiving market. These new, highest density systems further extend Isilon's clustered storage platform, which is standing at the forefront of the enterprise shift to virtualized data centers based upon clustered and server virtualization.

"For years, the complexity of traditional storage has hindered workflow efficiency and created costly bottlenecks in enterprise operations, relegating IT to a business's overhead costs," said Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Isilon Systems. "However, in today's enterprise, the virtual data center - with its dramatic ease of use, cost-efficiency and performance - is absolutely necessary to turn the opportunities of today into the breakthroughs of tomorrow. To satisfy this business imperative, Isilon's clustered storage systems create a single, highly scalable, high performance, shared pool of storage, delivering a truly clustered and virtualized storage solution to transform IT from business overhead to strategic weapon."

Isilon also today announced that the Taneja Group has published a new whitepaper entitled "Clustered Computing Architectures Fuel the Need for Clustered Storage." (Available at www.isilon.com) In this whitepaper, the Taneja Group details how the shift to clustered computing architectures and applications in the enterprise is driving the demand for clustered storage systems and highlights Isilon IQ as an ideal solution to meet this burgeoning demand.

"We are witnessing the emergence of clustered architectures at both the server and storage level, driving a symbiotic relationship between clustered server computing and clustered storage which will have profound ramifications on storage system design and end user purchasing patterns in the future," said Steve Norall, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group. "Today, clustered storage is making the leap with these clustered applications into the heart of the data center. Isilon recognized this transformation early on and has designed and developed a clustered file storage system to take advantage of this transformation."

Isilon Systems Inc.