Isilon Systems Expands Executive Team During Period of Rapid Growth and Expansion Former EMC Senior Executive Joins Isilon to Lead Worldwide Sales; Isilon

Names Paul Rutherford to Vice President of Engineering

    SEATTLE, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq:  
 ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Steve Fitz is
 joining Isilon as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Fitz will
 report directly to Isilon CEO, Steve Goldman, and will lead Isilon's global
 sales business during a period of rapid growth and expansion in the
 clustered storage market. Prior to joining Isilon, Mr. Fitz served in a
 number of senior executive positions at EMC Corporation, including most
 recent posts as EMC Senior Vice President and President of EMC Asia
 Pacific/Japan. Isilon also today announced that Paul Rutherford has been
 named Isilon Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Rutherford had been
 previously serving as Isilon's Senior Director of Software Engineering,
 where he has played a key role in leading Isilon's software team
 responsible for developing Isilon's OneFS(R) Operating System Software and
 Suite of Clustered Storage Software Applications. Prior to joining Isilon,
 Mr. Rutherford served as Chief Technology Officer of ADIC.
     "Isilon continues to grow at an exceptional pace both domestically and
 internationally, and we are excited to expand our executive team with
 proven leaders who can successfully drive our business forward," said Steve
 Goldman, CEO, Isilon Systems. "With Steve and Paul on-board overseeing the
 growth of sales and engineering, we are scaling the Isilon leadership team
 to maximize the market opportunity created by the growing demand for
 Isilon's clustered storage solutions."
     "Isilon has successfully seized on the enormous opportunity created by
 the dramatic growth of digital content and now resides among only a few,
 elite companies that are leading the next wave of transformation in the
 enterprise storage market," said Steve Fitz. "As Isilon enters its next
 stage of critical growth and expansion, I am honored to serve in a
 leadership role which leverages my experience in scaling large and
 successful organizations."
     Prior to joining Isilon, Mr. Fitz, a twenty-year industry veteran,
 spent 16 years at EMC where he managed EMC's sales efforts focusing on
 large-scale, complex IT solutions across services, software and hardware.
 In his most recent position with EMC, Mr. Fitz was responsible for growing
 EMC's Asia/Pacific business, ultimately leading a global team of more than
 2,100 employees spanning 15 countries, which generated more than $1 billion
 in revenue. Prior to that position, Mr. Fitz served as EMC's Divisional
 Vice President based in New York City, leading a team of more than 400
 people with revenue responsibility exceeding $1 billion. Eric Scollard, who
 has been serving as Vice President of Sales for Isilon, will serve as
 Isilon's Vice President of Sales, North America. "North America is our
 single biggest market," said Goldman, "and we will benefit from Eric's
 experience and strategic focus on expanding our customer base in this
 critical market for Isilon."
     Mr. Rutherford brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and
 managing technology strategy in the storage and archiving market to his new
 leadership role at Isilon. During Mr. Rutherford's tenure as Chief
 Technology Officer of ADIC, he oversaw the development of the company's
 data protection, archive and high performance systems, including the ADIC
 StorNext File System. He also has experience leading software development
 for high-capacity storage systems in the federal government and oil & gas
 industries through Raytheon Company. In his new position as Isilon Vice
 President of Engineering, Mr. Rutherford will be replacing Mark Schrandt.
 Mark Schrandt is leaving the company to be closer to his family in
 Minnesota after a long and successful tenure guiding Isilon's engineering
 and development organization.
     About Isilon Systems
     Isilon Systems is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and
 software for digital content, enabling enterprises to transform data into
 information -- and information into breakthroughs. Isilon's award-winning
 family of IQ clustered storage systems combines Isilon's OneFS operating
 system software with the latest advances in industry-standard hardware to
 deliver modular, pay-as-you-grow, enterprise-class storage systems.
 Isilon's clustered storage solutions speed access to critical business
 information while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of storing
 it. Information about Isilon can be found at
     NOTE: The names of companies mentioned herein are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.

SOURCE Isilon Systems

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