• 04/15/2008
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Isilon Picked by NBC for Olympics

Isilon to provide clustered storage for NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games
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[2] 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.

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