Isilon Makes Announcements

Isilon announces customers and partners

April 16, 2007

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SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, has chosen Isilon IQ to archive and access growing stores of media programming including, entertainment TV and production, movies, news, and sports. Under the multi-year agreement with Isilon, NBC Universal plans to deploy multiple Petabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage in its main production and broadcast operations to maximize the value of their media assets across NBC Universal’s media properties. Isilon also announced today that NBC is deploying Isilon IQ to facilitate its coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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SEATTLE -- Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7.6 million subscribers, is using Isilon IQ as the primary storage platform to help power its broadcast operations. XM Satellite Radio has deployed Isilon IQ to support the creation, management, delivery and archival needs of its entire catalog of entertainment content. Isilon also announced today that XM Satellite Radio will be presenting on the main stage at Storage Networking World (SNW), Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, on April 18th, 2007. For more information on SNW, visit

“Our immense content delivery operations –creating significant growth of our storage capacity needs – necessitate a storage solution that provides unparalleled simplicity and scalability to ensure our critical media content is immediately available, at all times,” said John Archer, VP of Operations, XM Satellite Radio. “Isilon clustered storage delivered above and beyond what we required.”

In a separate release: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.”

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SEATTLE -- Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced more than 20 companies have joined Isilon’s alliance ecosystem to power the next generation of media and entertainment by advancing the creation, management, delivery and archival of digital media. Spanning the entire digital media workflow, Isilon IQ delivers a record of up to one Petabyte of capacity and 10 Gigabytes per second of performance in one single file system; creating a single shared pool of easily scalable storage, accelerating media and entertainment companies’ ability to create, access, deliver, and archive on consumer demands for next-generation digital video and audio content while minimizing the complexity of digital content storage.

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