EMC Isilon Recognized for Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage in New Gartner Report

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Report Compares Vendors, Capabilities for Scalable, Cost-Effective
Infrastructure for Big Data; EMC Isilon evaluated for Capacity, Management,
Resiliency and Scalability
HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  

News Highlights

* EMC Isilon is the only vendor to receive the highest rating of "outstanding"
in Gartner's product viability analysis.  
* Gartner's report compares nine scale-out file system storage vendors against
nine critical capabilities for Big Data infrastructure.  
* Vendors were evaluated on three use cases: Commercial HPC, Large Home
Directories and Backup and Archiving.  
* EMC Isilon scale-out NAS was evaluated for capacity, management, resiliency
and scalability, as well as new enterprise-grade features and performance within
the use cases.

EMC Corporation  (NYSE: EMC) today announced that its EMC Isilon product has
been recognized with an overall product viability rating of "outstanding"  by
Gartner, Inc. in its new  "Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System
Storage" report(1). The rating was given to EMC Isilon based on its ability to
provide capacity, management, resiliency and scalability within its products, as
well as its rating in the designated use cases of Commercial HPC, Large Home
Directories and Backup and Archiving.

The report evaluates nine vendors, including EMC Isilon, against nine critical
capabilities: capacity, efficiency, interoperability, manageability,
performance, resiliency, security, applicability for infrequently accessed data
and applicability for production data. This multidimensional focus highlights
the key areas customers must evaluate when considering scale-out options, and
marks the most important capabilities for handling Big Data.

As large-scale file-based data grows unchecked, and enterprises in industries
such as oil and gas, life sciences and media and entertainment rely on this data
to move business forward, scale-out NAS is an increasingly critical asset for
ensuring that data is accessible even as the volume explodes. EMC Isilon, known
for immense scalability and ease of management, continues to lead the market due
to high performing, resilient solutions.  

EMC Executive Quote:

Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, EMC Isilon

"EMC Isilon's top strength has always been scalability - but scalability means
nothing if storage management is difficult or the infrastructure isn't
resilient. EMC Isilon NAS scale-out NAS has always been engineered for
simplicity and reliability on top of the scalability that is so important when
dealing with large-scale data that impacts the enterprise. For use, this report
reinforces the fact that EMC Isilon produces solid products tailored to
performance for enterprise-grade Big Data."

Additional Resources:

* Download the complete  "Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System
Storage" report  from the EMC website.  
* Find out more about how  EMC Isilon  can store and protect your large-scale
* Connect with EMC Isilon via  Twitter,  Facebook,  YouTube  and  LinkedIn.

About EMC  

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers
to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this
transformation is  cloud computing. Through innovative products and services,
EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store,
manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information - in a more
agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be
found at  www.EMC.com.

EMC and Isilon are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in 
the United States  and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the
property of their respective owners.  

(1)Gartner Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage,  January 24,
2013, by  Arun Chandrasekaran  and Pushan Rinnen



SOURCE  EMC Corporation

Megan Lane, +1-508-293-7635, megan.lane@emc.com

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