INTERNET AND CLOUD SERVICES

Near-Limitless Scale for Service Providers

For internet and cloud service providers, it’s impossible to predict and know exactly when your site or service will take-off and content on your site will surge.

Web and cloud service providers face two major challenges:

  • Cost-effectively scaling storage performance and capacity, non-disruptively
  • Remaining agile and online during unpredictable growth patterns

 

Fluidly Scale and Adapt Storage around Elastic Demands

With the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS platform, you can fluidly and non-disruptively scale performance and capacity in the right combination, depending on the usage access pattern or content type of your business. As web, video, and image server utilization drives higher or requires more servers, Isilon’s scale-out architecture scales seamlessly in lock step with media serving capabilities.

With EMC Isilon, you can scale from under 10 TBs to over 15 petabytes in a single file system. With the sixth generation OneFS operating system software and the latest advances in industry-standard hardware, Isilon scale-out NAS platform delivers modular, pay-as-you-grow, enterprise-class solutions.

 

Driving Efficiencies at Scale

Isilon scale-out NAS is easy to use and manage. No special storage training or experience is required. You can start small and pay-as-you-grow. Isilon customers range from small web sites to the largest active media and content stores in the world. Your staff will not need any special training, and you can manage large and growing data sets with very few people.

 

Accelerate Your Service

The EMC Isilon operating system, OneFS, provides the cornerstone of accelerating service performance as access or capacity needs demand. Capacity and performance scales-out and -back, non-disruptively, in modular units, as demand dictates. As new content is created or the workload increases, performance improves as your cluster scales-out.

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High Level Overview

Customer Profile

Dailymotion

This Customer Profile describes how Dailymotion, a web-based video content sharing site, utilized EMC Isilon to achieve better availability, new levels of resilience and data security, and cost-effective and scalable expansion paths to accommodate new file formats.
Data Sheet

EMC Isilon InsightIQ

This Data Sheet describes how EMC Isilon InsightIQ helps you maximize the performance of your Isilon scale-out storage system with innovative, advanced analytics to optimize applications, correlate workflow and network events, and accurately forecast future storage needs.
Specification Sheet

EMC Isilon NL-Series

This Specification Sheet summarizes key customer benefits provided by the EMC Isilon NL-Series product line.  Elements include NL-Series Node specifications, storage cluster and product attributes, and environmental specification plus an Isilon Platform level storage architectural diagram.
Specification Sheet

EMC Isilon S-Series

This specification sheet summarizes key customer benefits provided by the EMC Isilon S-Series product line.  Elements include S-Series Node specifications, storage cluster and product attributes, and environmental specification plus an Isilon Platform level storage architectural diagram.
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.
Specification Sheet

EMC Isilon X-Series

This Specification Sheet summarizes key customer benefits provided by the EMC Isilon X-Series product line.  Elements include X-Series Node specifications, storage cluster and product attributes, and environmental specification plus an Isilon Platform level storage architectural diagram.
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

Quest Software (Surgient)

This Customer Profile describes how Surgient, acquired by Quest Software, obtained single file system, clustered architecture and speed at one-third the cost per terabyte compared to their legacy system.  Quest also eliminated the need to manage multiple volumes for each customer, or move data as customers changed storage usage.
Customer Profile

Stronghold Data

Stronghold Data provides a range of services from simple file-level backup to system-level mirroring and complete infrastructure hosting.  This Customer Profile describes how Stronghold leveraged EMC Isilon to create a solution that would scale almost without limit, but, more importantly, a system that would scale without disruption.

Technical Overview

Analyst Report

Glasshouse Technologies Report: Reducing Risk with Scale-out NAS for Large-scale Virtualization

In this 2009 report, Glasshouse Technologies explains the many benefits of EMC Isilon for virtual machine storage, including increased availability, simplified storage management, simplified recovery, and non‐disruptive scalability.
White Paper

Isilon Insight – Understanding the Role Storage Plays in Virtual Environments

While virtualization enables you to increase the efficiencies in the datacenter, you also increase the burden on storage. At the same time, with virtualization, system complexity and predictability of workloads multiples. Isilon’s Scale-out Storage platform eliminates the challenges of managing and growing both virtualized and non-virtualized workloads in a simple to manage, highly scalable storage platform.
Analyst Report

Storage Switzerland Report: The Case for Scale-Out NAS

Performance bottlenecks caused by multi-tenant workloads and server virtualization negatively impact revenue, customer satifisfaction and competitive advantage. In this report, Storage Switzerland reviews how scale-out storage can resolve these bottlenecks and outpace the performance capabilities of traditional storage architectures.

 

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