CLOUD STORAGE

Efficiency and Cost Savings, Simple to Manage, Agility & Industry Leading Products and Applications

Minimizing cost and management time for underlying storage is a critical factor in the deployment and success of public or private clouds. With EMC Isilon, capacity and performance is delivered in a single storage system, a single file system, and a single volume, so management time and complexity won’t increase no matter how much storage you add or what your business needs in the future.By making the decision to store data in a consolidated architecture, storage becomes simple to manage, enabling you to focus on strategic cloud initiatives.

 

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Efficiency and Cost Savings

The ability to easily manage storage over time without requiring extensive resources, seamlessly scale capacity and/or performance and leveraging the continuing commoditization of storage is built into the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS family.

  • A single, scalable volume provides true operating leverage.
  • Isilon applications including SmartConnect and SmartQuotas simplify the administration of common cloud tasks such as balancing load across the system, have native support for on-demand storage and enforcing/reporting on actual end-user utilization.
  • With the ability to add capacity and/or performance in less than 60 seconds, Isilon enables you to balance spending with actual storage usage – key for a successful cloud business model.

Simple to Manage

Isilon is unique in the ability to create a single, scalable file-system, that can seamlessly, non-disruptively increase both performance and capacity.

  • With Isilon, you dramatically reduce management time with a single file-system and avoid spending your time managing multiple systems, multiple volumes and multiple filers.
  • The Isilon scale-out NAS platform enables you to support virtualization solutions and provide for shared access on the same storage device with varying degrees of isolation.

Agility

Isilon enables you to build a storage model around multiple systems that can scale dynamically, provide far-greater protection mechanisms than standard RAID and have per-workflow performance and capacity optimization capabilities.

Industry Leading Products and Applications

  • For private clouds, especially those focused on handling traditional enterprise workloads, lower density X-Series nodes or S-Series nodes deliver higher performance required.
  • For public cloud providers, the EMC Isilon S-Series delivers maximum concurrency with an excellent balance of price/performance. The NL-Series is also ideal for public clouds, especially those with large amounts of data at rest.
  • For disaster recovery/business continuance the SyncIQ application is ideal for storage replication.
  • SmartPools delivers the ability to drive costs down by migrating stale data to lower cost points while maximizing the performance of working set data.

 

High Level Overview

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.
Solution Overview

EMC Isilon Solutions for Corporate IT: Scale-out NAS for the Virtualized Data Center

This Solution Overview describes the details of EMC Isilon solutions for tier3/4 virtualized storage infrastructures.
Data Sheet

EMC Isilon SyncIQ

This Data Sheet describes EMC Isilon SyncIQ, which  offers powerful, flexible and easy to manage replication of data for Disaster Recovery, Business Continuance, Disk to Disk Backup and Remote disk Archive.
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

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.
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

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.

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