Isilon announces certification with VMware; Launches Xseries clustered solutions for Virtual Infrastructure
Powered by OneFS®, Isilon IQ delivers the industry's first single file system that unifies and provides instant and ubiquitous access to the rapidly growing stores of digital content, eliminating the cost and complexity barriers of traditional storage architectures. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's award-winning IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 200, 1920, 3000, 6000, 9000, 12000, Accelerator, and EX 6000, 9000, and 12000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications including SnapshotIQ®, SmartConnect™, SmartQuotas, MigrationIQ™ and SyncIQ® that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.
What can it do?
Isilon's X-Series clustered storage systems serve as a critical component of the next-generation data center, providing enterprise businesses with unprecedented storage scalability and performance while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of managing storage growth. Isilon's X-Series provides the following key benefits:
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- Unprecedented Scalability-Leveraging Isilon's OneFS® operating system software, Isilon's X-Series clustered storage systems deliver modular, "pay as you grow" scaling of capacity up to 1.6 Petabytes in a single file system and single volume - achieving 100X the scalability of traditional SAN and NAS storage systems - and create a single, shared pool of virtualized storage to meet the requirements for the next-generation, virtualized data center.
- High Performance-Isilon's X-Series delivers up to 10 Gigabytes per second of performance in a single file system and single volume, achieving 20X the performance of traditional SAN and NAS storage systems. With the release of the X-Series, Isilon has increased performance for data write and random access by up to 60 percent over its previous systems. Leveraging Isilon's OneFS operating system software combined with new, high-performance hardware which utilizes the latest generation of Intel architecture, Isilon's X-Series provides enterprises with instant and unfettered access to large and rapidly growing stores of unstructured and file-based data currently proliferating through the next-generation data center.
- Unmatched Value-Leveraging the power consumption efficiencies gained with the next-generation hardware advancements from Intel and ColdWatt, Isilon's X-Series achieves 20 percent greater power efficiency over the previous architecture, delivering critical environmental and total cost of ownership savings to enterprise businesses. As with previous Isilon IQ clustered storage products, Isilon's X-Series delivers a single point of management for a shared pool of storage, providing unprecedented simplicity in configuring, managing and provisioning storage resources in the next-generation, virtualized data center.