GOVERNMENT

Storage Solutions for Government

While government agencies have a wide variety of workflows, applications and data types, they share common storage challenges with requirements for: massive scalability, robust performance, end-to-end data protection, multi-protocol accessibility and value.

EMC Isilon scale-out NAS solutions are engineered to handle the intensive workflows and storage requirements of government agencies including  full motion video (FMV), streaming media, electronic documents, graphics, imagery, satellite data, geo-referenced, radar, sensor, forensic, biometrics, home directory and other large file-based data.

We engineered the complexity out of storage to give you a storage platform that’s simple to install, simple to manage and simple to scale. And it stays that way no matter how much storage is added, how much performance is required or how your needs change in the future.

 

Simple to Manage

The EMC Isilon OneFS operating system combines file system, volume manager and RAID into one unified whole, delivering a single intelligent file system. With a single point of management for even the largest environments and workflows, you can manage petabytes of data as easily as terabytes. The Isilon Scale-out NAS platform doesn’t require specialized training or certifications, and features a web-based, intuitive user interface.

 

Protection, Reliability and Disaster Recovery

The Isilon OneFS operating system intelligently stripes data across all nodes in a cluster to create a single, shared pool of storage–no single node stores 100 percent of any file.  If a node should fail, all other nodes in the cluster deliver files and data without interruption.  Isilon provides a suite of integrated software applications to protect applications and data so you can non-disruptively set different protection policies, unlimited snapshot and replication schedules across any number of data stores.

 

Simple to Scale

Isilon scale-out storage delivers industry leading scalability—up to 144 nodes in a single cluster and more than 15 petabytes in a single file system. Once racked, an Isilon cluster takes less than 10 minutes to configure and set up, and capacity can be added in less than 60 seconds with no downtime or disruption.

 

Economic Value

With Isilon, you can scale “on the fly,” an ideal solution for agencies that must immediately adapt to new demands and unexpected emergencies with no tolerance for down time. You purchase only the storage you need today, with the ability to easily expand tomorrow with no disruption to workflows or applications. Combined with guaranteed utilization rates of 80% and reduced administration, Isilon delivers proven economic value.

 

High Level Overview

Data Sheet

EMC Isilon Scale-Out Storage Platform Overview

This data sheet provides an overview of the EMC Isilon scale-out storage family including the newest additions: The Isilon X400 and Isilon NL400. Key features and benefits of the EMC OneFS operating system and Isilon product families are provided along with typical enterprise customer use cases.
Solution Overview

Isilon Scale-out Storage for Bioinformatics

This Solution Overview details how EMC Isilon provides storage that instantly scales to meet research demands, is easy to manage and maximizes productivity while minimizing cost. Isilon offers the industry’s highest level of end-to-end data protection.
Solution Overview

Isilon Scale-out Storage Solutions for Government

This Solution Overview describes EMC Isilon solutions for government agencies which address a wide variety of workflows, applications and varieties of file-based data, providing massive scalability, robust performance, data protection, multi-protocol accessibility and value.
Solution Overview

Isilon Scale-out Storage Solutions for High-performance Computing

This Solution Overview details how EMC Isilon scale-out storage meets the storage requirements of both HPC and technical computing environments, eliminating the need to move data from disparate, specialized storage solutions.
Customer Profile

NASA World Wind

This Customer Profile tells the compelling story of how NASA used EMC Isilon scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) to power geoprocessing applications to deliver breakthrough satellite imagery for NASA World Wind.
Customer Profile

San Bernardino County

The County of San Bernardino needed to support the persistent growth of its electronic filing services, and to allow citizens, banks, and other authorized parties to access official documents around the clock. This Customer Profile describes how the County used EMC Isilon to permanently archive more than five million new documents annually.
Customer Profile

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

This Customer Profile describes how  the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County relied upon EMC Isilon scale-out storage and EMC Isilon SyncIQ to virtualize their entire environment quickly with a strong storage foundation that could scale and allow them to add capacity cost-effectively.
Handout

Top Five Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon’s Scale-out NAS Solutions

This Handout summarizes the core benefits of the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage platform.

Technical Overview

Analyst Report

Government Business Council Report: Data Surge and Automated Analysis – The Latest ISR Challenge

Over the past decade, the United States government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to improve its ability to collect intelligence. In this paper, Government Business Council explores how this sheer amount and ever-increasing sophistication of information have overwhelmed analysis systems and processes.
Analyst Report

Government Business Council Report: Game-Changing Technologies for a New Paradigm

In this short paper, Government Business Council describes how the ISR community needs efficient, secure and scalable storage, plus methods for fast, real-time analysis of petabytes of data. Only by incorporating cutting-edge technologies can they get the information they need—on demand and up to date.
EMC Perspective

Managing the Unmanageable: A Better Way to Manage Storage

This EMC Perspective explains how the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage platform facilitates consolidation of applications into a high performance, cost-effective, single, shared pool of storage to meet the growing demands of data availability and management within government agencies.
EMC Perspective

Storage Efficiency: Mission Accomplished with EMC Isilon

This EMC Perspective explains how the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage platform facilitates consolidation of applications into a high performance, cost-effective, single, shared pool of storage to meet the growing demands of data availability and management within military and government intelligence agencies.
White Paper

Storage Performance for Life Science Applications

In this White Paper, BioTeam shares the results of an open source IO benchmarking experiment to determine how well EMC Isilon scale-out storage performs as the shared file system for neuro-imaging and Next-Generation DNA sequencing. In this cross-vendor testing, Isilon was found to offer the greatest IO performance.

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