Isilon Releases New Systems

Isilon Systems announced the release of the Isilon IQ 9000 and EX 9000 products

July 23, 2007

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SEATTLE -- Isilon Systems [Nasdaq: ISLN], the leader in clustered storage, today announced the release of the Isilon IQ 9000 and EX 9000 products, delivering the industry's first and only storage system to scale up to 1.6 Petabytes of capacity in a single file system and single volume, achieving scalability levels 100 times that of traditional SAN and NAS systems. These new high density products, combined with the release of Isilon's OneFS® 4.7 operating system software, pack the breakthrough benefits of clustered storage - high performance data access, "pay as you grow" modular scalability and unmatched ease of use - into a powerful and economical solution designed to meet the requirements of the rapidly growing near-line archive and Web 2.0 application markets. Isilon also announced today that Comcast Entertainment Group, DailyMotion, KodakGallery and Photobox are among customers who are deploying the IQ 9000 and EX 9000 to maximize the value of their strategic data assets.

"Clustered storage, following the rise and broad adoption of the clustered computing paradigm, is rapidly ascending as a vital IT architecture driving innovation and business breakthroughs across the enterprise," said Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems. "With today's release of the IQ 9000 and EX 9000, Isilon is delivering a single pool of storage that is 100 times more scalable than traditional storage systems, providing unprecedented economies of scale, performance and simplicity to enable dramatic advancements in data access, collaboration and sharing that are the hallmarks of the near-line archive and Web 2.0 application markets."

"There are two macro types of data: dynamic and persistent. Data starts out as dynamic and quickly becomes persistent," said Tony Asaro, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "A major shift is occurring in the value of persistent data. We are finding that companies and organizations want to retain persistent data for the foreseeable future using it for a wide range of things including their core business - like KodakGallery and other Web 2.0 applications - others are using it as part of an extended active archive; some are using it for corporate governance and compliance; and it is also being used as a large storage repository to relieve their tier one platforms that are better suited for dynamic data. Isilon IQ is a great solution for near-line and Web 2.0 applications because of its scalability, extensibility, ease of use and cost-effectiveness. Isilon is poised to shake up near-line and Web 2.0 in the same way they've done in the HPC and multi-media markets."

Isilon Systems Inc.

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