EMC Isilon Recognized for Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage in New Gartner Report

  EMC Isilon Recognized for Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System
                        Storage in New Gartner Report

Report Compares Vendors, Capabilities for Scalable, Cost-Effective
Infrastructure for Big Data; EMC Isilon evaluated for Capacity, Management,
Resiliency and Scalability

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 15, 2013

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb.15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

News Highlights

  oEMC Isilon is the only vendor to receive the highest rating of
    "outstanding" in Gartner's product viability analysis.
  oGartner's report compares nine scale-out file system storage vendors
    against nine critical capabilities for Big Data infrastructure.
  oVendors were evaluated on three use cases: Commercial HPC, Large Home
    Directories and Backup and Archiving.
  oEMC Isilon scale-out NAS was evaluated for capacity, management,
    resiliency and scalability, as well as new enterprise-grade features and
    performance within the use cases.

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that its EMC® Isilon® product has
been recognized withan overall product viability rating of "outstanding" by
Gartner, Inc. in its new "Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System
Storage" report^(1). ^ The rating was given to EMC Isilon based on its ability
to provide capacity, management, resiliency and scalability within its
products, as well as its rating in the designated use cases of Commercial HPC,
Large Home Directories and Backup and Archiving.

The report evaluates nine vendors, including EMC Isilon, against nine critical
capabilities: capacity, efficiency, interoperability, manageability,
performance, resiliency, security, applicability for infrequently accessed
data and applicability for production data. This multidimensional focus
highlights the key areas customers must evaluate when considering scale-out
options, and marks the most important capabilities for handling Big Data.

As large-scale file-based data grows unchecked, and enterprises in industries
such as oil and gas, life sciences and media and entertainment rely on this
data to move business forward, scale-out NAS is an increasingly critical asset
for ensuring that data is accessible even as the volume explodes. EMC Isilon,
known for immense scalability and ease of management, continues to lead the
market due to high performing, resilient solutions.

EMC Executive Quote:

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

"EMC Isilon's top strength has always been scalability — but scalability means
nothing if storage management is difficult or the infrastructure isn't
resilient. EMC Isilon NAS scale-out NAS has always been engineered for
simplicity and reliability on top of the scalability that is so important when
dealing with large-scale data that impacts the enterprise. For use, this
report reinforces the fact that EMC Isilon produces solid products tailored to
performance for enterprise-grade Big Data."

Additional Resources:

  oDownload the complete "Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System
    Storage" report from the EMC website.
  oFind out more about how EMC Isilon can store and protect your large-scale
  oConnect with EMC Isilon via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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 at www.EMC.com.

EMC and Isilon are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in
the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are
the property of their respective owners.

^(1)Gartner Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage, January
24, 2013, by Arun Chandrasekaran and Pushan Rinnen

SOURCE EMC Corporation

Website: http://www.EMC.com
Contact: Megan Lane, +1-508-293-7635, megan.lane@emc.com
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