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Isilon Maximizes Benefits Of Server Virtualization

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon Systems (NASDAQ:ISLN) , the proven leader in scale-out NAS, today announced rising adoption of its scale-out NAS solutions in the server virtualization market. Leading organizations including the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH), Surgient, Stronghold Data (see separate release) and Webair are all using Isilon IQ to maximize the benefits of server virtualization, eliminating the barrier of traditional storage to drive increased simplicity, agility, efficiency and value for their operations.

Stronghold Data, a leading provider of enterprise data services, is using Isilon IQ to power real-time data replication of entire compute environments including virtualized servers and desktop computing. To provide its clients with continuous data replication for disaster recovery, Stronghold has deployed an integrated solution combining VMware, Isilon IQ and Isilon's SyncIQ asynchronous data replication software, delivering immediate, 24x7x365 data access with industry-leading levels of data protection.

"Since moving to Isilon, we've seen a significant improvement in the performance of our virtualized environment," said David Markely, CIO, Stronghold Data. "NFS performance for VMware has been stellar and with Isilon, it's easier to manage data in the virtual environment."

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) is one the busiest public library systems in the country, with visitors to its central location checking out more items every year than the central libraries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Seattle. Using Isilon IQ, PLCH has unified its entire virtualized environment - including intranet and internet applications, SQL databases, more than one thousand Exchange users, and reservation systems for the library - onto a single, easily scalable file system, improving the efficiency of its virtual data center, while reducing capital and operational expenses.

"With Isilon, the capabilities and low cost allowed us to get the storage solution we needed," said Jason Buydos, director of technical services, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. "Not only does Isilon enable us to get more from our virtualized machines, it requires less than 20 minutes of management time per day."

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