EMC Isilon Further Extends the Benefits of Scale-out NAS Solutions for Large, Rapidly Growing Data Archives

EMC Isilon Further Extends the Benefits of Scale-out NAS Solutions for Large,
                        Rapidly Growing Data Archives

Now Scales Up to 20 Petabytes in a Single Storage Volume with Support for 4
Terabyte Drives

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 31, 2013

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Summary:

  oEMC Isilon further extends the benefits of its scale-out NAS solutions in
    archival storage with new support for 4 terabyte drive technology
    available immediately worldwide.
  oNew support enables a single EMC Isilon volume to scale up to 20
    petabytes, delivering 33% more capacity per rack, as well as an efficiency
    increase of 30% less power per rack.
  oSupport for 4 terabyte drives also enables EMC Isilon to increase
    resilience at scale with faster rebuild times for failed drives and
    superior data protection, further simplifying management of archive data.

Full Story:

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced support for 4 terabyte drives for
EMC^® Isilon's industry-leading scale-out NAS solutions. With this enhancement
to its X-Series and NL-Series products, EMC Isilon^® further extends the
inherent benefits of its scale-out NAS archiving solutions — ease-of-use,
highly scalable capacity and performance, auto-management and self-healing —
by delivering capacity of up to 20 petabytes in a single volume, providing 33%
more capacity and utilizing 30% less power per rack.

Enterprises across a wide spectrum of vertical markets are seeking more
efficient and cost-effective ways of building and managing large,
rapidly-growing information repositories. Rapid growth of file-based data has
increased the need for highly-scalable and efficient archive storage solutions
that meet business, legal and regulatory compliance requirements in markets
such as government, healthcare and media & entertainment. With these drivers
top of mind across industries, the need for efficient and cost-effective
disc-based archive solutions has never been more important.

With EMC Isilon, archival information benefits from the robustness of the
OneFS operating environment's proven capabilities for protecting and
optimizing the flow of information within an organization. Enterprises capture
these benefits without sacrificing application performance or the specialized
data protection required for long-term archive data retention via archive
applications from EMC or other vendors.

EMC Isilon also offers increased resilience at scale with faster drive rebuild
times, superior data protection and industry-leading efficiency. The power of
the Isilon scale-out cluster rebuilds active and archive data in case of a
drive failure much faster than traditional systems — less than one day,
compared to multiple days or even weeks with most traditional systems.
Isilon's N+4 data protection through FlexProtect^™ file striping helps
customers reduce the risk of data loss and improve overall availability even
as the cluster grows. As data archives get larger, the significance of these
factors increases proportionally while EMC Isilon effortlessly scales from
terabytes to petabytes.

New support for 4 terabyte drives enables more capacity in the same footprint
while providing the standard Isilon utilization rates of more than 80%. For
example, per rack capacity is now 1440TB with NL400 nodes, a 360TB increase in
the same footprint. With 4 terabyte configurations, customers need fewer
nodes to meet the same total capacity goals. Now, only seven NL400 nodes with
4 terabyte drives are needed as opposed to ten NL400 nodes with 3 terabyte
drives to achieve the same raw one petabyte of capacity.

EMC Isilon X Series and NL Series products with 4 terabyte drives are
currently available worldwide.

Industry Analyst Quote:

Laura DuBois, Program Vice President, IDC Storage Systems, Software and

"Based on recent research data and surveys of our clients, it's very clear
that end users are motivated to identify and implement storage infrastructures
that can cost-effectively support rapidly-growing archive tiers of file-based
data. EMC Isilon's recent selection as a leader in IDC's MarketScape:
Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis supports its
consideration as an appropriate solution for large-scale archiving needs."

Customer Quote:

R. Todd Thomas, Chief Information Officer, Austin Radiological Association

"At ARA, we've relied on Isilon as the repository for our digital mammography
program for many years. So when the time came to choose a product to serve as
an archive for all of our related medical and other imagery, the choice was
easy. EMC Isilon's incredible ease-of-use and massive scalability — even more
impressive now with the addition of 4 terabyte drives — has proven to be the
ideal solution for our most pressing file-based storage challenges."

Technology Partner Quotes:

Trevor Daughney, Director, Product Marketing, Symantec Corporation

"Our customers who use EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage with Symantec
Enterprise Vault software experience an advanced level of scalability,
reliability, availability, andautomation in storing archival
data.Additionally, our joint customers lower their costs by moving data to
the more economical archive storage layer, freeing up space for immediate
critical access to data within their primary storage.The Symantec-EMC Isilon
integration maximizes the value of our customers' strategic data assets and
propels business forward."

Dirk De keersmaecker, Product Manager PACS Infrastructure, McKesson Enterprise
Medical Imaging

"Isilon provides our customers the scalable capacity that allows us to manage
their short-term and long-term archive data with ease. EMC Isilon's
architecture is well suited to support the McKesson Horizon Medical Imaging
and Enterprise Image Repository applications, providing high data availability
and system reliability associated with the Isilon FlexProtect data protection
scheme.The scalability, availability, performance and reliability inherent in
the EMC Isilon storage platform are key components in McKesson's ability to
provide a complete PACS solution to satisfy the stringent requirements of any
healthcare delivery team."

Rudi Ernst, CEO & CTO, PIXIA

"With a focus on high-performance scalable data access solutions for Defense
and Military branches around the world, PIXIA helps customers realize the full
potential of accessing massive archives of Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) datasets on EMC Isilon's scale- out storage. EMC
Isilon's ease of use and scalable capacity up to 20PB of content in a single
volume allows PIXIA to meet the demands of the rapid data growth our customers
are seeing. By combining PIXIA's HiPER STARE® and HiPER WATCH® products with
EMC Isilon we are able to provide our customers proven, end-to-end solutions
ideally suited to meeting the challenges of securely storing, analyzing, and
managing massive amounts of imagery and video data."

Pieter Hornix, CTO, FilmPartners

"As a leader in collaborative video editing solutions, MXFserver from
FilmPartners relies on the scalable capacity that Isilon provides with up to
20 PB of content in a single volume. The MXFserver integration with Isilon
provides a highly responsive environment that scales to meet the most
demanding post-production workflows with minimal administration and zero
down-time. With Isilon's built-in auto-tiering, we can offer our customers a
flexible, responsive, and scalable tiered storage environment that enables the
next-gen workflows so important to modern broadcast facilities."

Channel Reseller Quote:

Juan Guevara, Storage Practice Director, Trace3

"EMC Isilon scalable performance and capacity allows Trace3 customers to
manage both their active and archive data in a single volume with ease, all
the way up to 20 petabytes. The core benefits of theIsilon architecture —
simplicity, scalability, efficiency, performance and resiliency —and the fact
that it's tailored to large-scale data mean that we can offer our customers
the type of availability and system reliability needed to manage the
fast-growing, unstructured data that powers enterprises today."

EMC Executive Quotes:

Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, EMC Isilon

"The value of Scale-Out NAS is growing increasingly higher as large-scale data
is rapidly created —  presenting a business opportunity and an archiving
headache for today's enterprises. As data grows at an unprecedented rate, the
ability to archive an organization's most important data is incredibly
important. While archives used to be static and slow-growing, today they must
be dynamic and quick to scale, making the benefits of scale-out storage even
more pronounced. Supporting 4 terabyte drives in EMC Isilon systems enables
enterprises to archive quickly and easily while still achieving much-needed
data resiliency and efficiency."

Shane Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems

"Isilon scale-out NAS storage is an ideal complement to the EMC SourceOne
archiving solution. The breadth of applications and workloads supported by
SourceOne requires flexibility in archive storage options and EMC Isilon
delivers the performance, reliability, and scalability for customers looking
to use scale-out NAS for their archive storage. In addition, the power and
simplicity of an end-to-end EMC archiving solution delivers rapid
time-to-value and an unbeatable ROI for our joint customers."

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service
providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative
products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping
IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset
— information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional
information about EMC can be found atwww.EMC.com.

EMC, Isilon, OneFS, FlexProtect, and SourceOne are either registered
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