Discovery Chooses Isilon

Discovery Communications is using Isilon IQ clustered storage as a central repository for media content

April 23, 2007

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SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Discovery Communications, Inc. is using Isilon IQ clustered storage as a central repository for media content, which is delivered to more than 100 networks, reaching 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 170 countries and territories. With Isilon IQ, Discovery is able consolidate its video-on-demand (VOD) and DVD content, as well as content restored from its tape archive, into one, easily expandable pool of always-online content storage, enabling instant, 24x7, configuration and delivery of media through its multiple distribution channels including broadcast, video on-demand and the Internet.

“As the number-one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Communications faces the ever-present challenge of managing and storing its vast library of digital media assets,” said Tony Cole, Vice President, Engineering, Discovery Communications. “The nature of our workflow necessitates storage that can not only scale capacity and performance quickly and without any network interruption, but is also easy to manage. Isilon IQ delivered on all fronts.”

“As the formats and delivery channels for media content continue to proliferate, so do the opportunities to maximize the value of media programming and create new revenue streams in parallel with the evolution of the media and entertainment delivery model,” said Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Isilon Systems. “Isilon IQ is being selected by leading media and entertainment companies to maximize the potential of their digital content across the media value chain including creation, management, deliver and archival.”

Powered by OneFS®, Isilon IQ delivers the industry's first single file system that unifies and provides instant and ubiquitous access to the rapidly growing stores of digital content, eliminating the cost and complexity barriers of traditional storage architectures. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's award-winning IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 200, 1920, 3000, 6000, Accelerator, and EX 6000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications including SnapshotIQ™, SmartConnect™, MigrationIQ™ and SyncIQ that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.

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