Isilon Names CEO

Isilon Systems names founder Sujal Patel as chief executive officer

October 24, 2007

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SEATTLE -- Isilon(R) Systems (NASDAQ:ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that, effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Sujal Patel, Isilon's Founder, Chief Technology Officer and long-time board member, as Isilon's President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Steve Goldman. Isilon also announced today that Chief Financial Officer Stu Fuhlendorf is no longer with the company. Isilon Controller Bill Richter will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer while the company conducts its search for a replacement.

"I am delighted to assume this leadership role at the company I started seven years ago. I want to thank Steve for his many contributions to Isilon," said Sujal Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The opportunities for clustered storage have never been greater as customers seek to address two of the primary IT challenges facing today's enterprise-- the rapid growth of digital content and unstructured data and the paradigm shift to clustered and virtualized computing. When I look at our market leading products, expanding roster of global customers and partners, and talented team of people, I have never been more confident and passionate about the future of Isilon."

"We believe there is no better person to run Isilon now than our visionary founder Sujal Patel who has helped build and run this company over the past seven years," said William D. Ruckelshaus, Chairman of Isilon's Board of Directors. "Sujal provides strong leadership, maintains deep relationships with major customers and partners, and has been a strong force behind Isilon's winning culture. Under Sujal's leadership, we are confident that Isilon is well positioned to maximize the opportunities ahead."

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