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Media Companies Embrace Isilon IQ


More than 70 leading media and entertainment companies have deployed Isilon IQ to accelerate their business while reducing the costs and complexity of digital content storage. Spanning the entire digital media workflow, Isilon IQ delivers a record of up to 528TB of capacity and 7 GBps of performance in one single file system; creating a single shared pool of storage which streamlines the creation, management and delivery of critical media assets. To help deliver the benefits of clustered storage to the media and entertainment industry, Isilon has joined with an ecosystem of businesses including Anystream, Blue Order, Harris Corp., IMAKE, SpectraLogic, Tandberg TV, Telestream and Venaca.

"As the increase in image resolutions and the development of High Definition continues to drive the incredible demand for digital content, the media and entertainment industry will realize as much as a 900-fold increase in its digital storage requirements by 2010," said Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates. "Isilon IQ now offers independent scaling of performance and capacity to address the various needs for digital storage in the media and entertainment industry. Innovative solutions like those from Isilon will help content creation and distribution professionals meet their evolving data storage requirements."

"With the proliferation of new media distribution networks and multiple media formats, the media and entertainment industry is at a fundamental inflection point at which new, digital IT infrastructures are needed to capitalize on the industry's enormous opportunity while also reducing costs," said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing and business development at Isilon Systems. "The broad adoption of Isilon IQ across every aspect of the media and entertainment industry serves as a strong endorsement for the transformative business benefits delivered by clustered storage."

In the media and entertainment industry, content is increasingly being created, managed and delivered digitally, requiring easy to use, high performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage across the entire digital content lifecycle. Isilon IQ was built from the ground up for unstructured data and digital content, making it an ideal solution for media asset storage at every point of the digital media workflow. As the media and entertainment industry continues to look to technology and innovation to accelerate its business, more than 70 companies have deployed Isilon IQ for their digital content storage needs, including: ABC, Ascent Media, CinemaNow, Clear Channel Communications, Digital Dimension, DNA Productions, E! Networks, FotoKem, IFILM, Movielink, NBC Olympics, Paramount, ResearchChannel, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sports Illustrated and Zoic Studios.

"Isilon clustered storage enables us to achieve our ambitious goal of a large scale, open architecture, file-based production environment," said Jeff Mayzurk, senior vice president of technology at E! Networks. "Isilon IQ is unique in its ability to provide heterogeneous access to large volumes of storage with the levels of performance, scalability and reliability that we require in a 24x7 media operations environment."

"NBC has continued to grow and create new broadcast platforms in which we can bring the many fascinating Olympic stories and events to our millions of viewers," said Matt Adams, director of technology for NBC Olympics. "We had such great success in Athens that we again leveraged our relationship with Isilon for the very demanding media environment of this year's Torino Olympic Games."

"We have seen tremendous benefits from the Isilon IQ system because it delivers the same high performance regardless of the number of projects in the pipeline, and is so incredibly easy to use," said Bill Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of FotoKem. "It took us longer to take Isilon IQ out of the box than it did to install the system."

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