Clustered storage comes of age

Isilon Systems has launched the Isilon IQ 9000 and EX 9000 storage systems that can scale up to 1.6 petabytes of capacity in a single file system and single volume.

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By  Sathya Ashok Published  August 27, 2007

Isilon Systems has launched the Isilon IQ 9000 and EX 9000 storage systems that can scale up to 1.6 petabytes of capacity in a single file system and single volume. According to the company, these new high density products, combined with the release of Isilon's OneFS 4.7 OS software, mark a breakthrough in clustered storage with high performance data access, modular scalability in an economical solution designed to meet the requirements of the growing near-line archive and Web 2.0 application markets.

"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, VP of marketing and business development at 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."

The new products' key benefits include scalability combined with modularity, high performace leveraging on Isilon's OneFS operating system software and ease of use. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 200, 1920, 3000, 6000, 9000, Accelerator and EX 6000 and 9000.

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