VMIX Transforms Online Media Management With Isilon IQ

Leading Provider of Online Video Publishing Solutions Deploys Isilon Scale-out NAS to Increase Operational Efficiency while Significantly Reducing Storage Management

Jan 22, 2010, 07:00 ET from Isilon Systems

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that VMIX has deployed Isilon scale-out NAS as a primary element of its hybrid, n-tier storage repository powering its online media-management and publishing solutions. Using Isilon IQ, featuring its OneFS® operating system, VMIX has centralized its in-house data center storage on a single, highly scalable, high-performance shared pool of storage, accelerating content delivery for its customers while reducing storage management to less than an hour per week. With Isilon's unique "pay as you grow" scaling of performance and capacity, VMIX has grown its storage in step with customer demand, increasing operating leverage and enabling the company to maximize revenue potential for its unique online media-management solutions.

"Our live, mobile and on-demand video solutions for in-house, syndicated and user-generated video depend on fast, reliable and scalable storage," said Greg Kostello, founder and CTO, VMIX. "Our hybrid, n-tier storage system integrates Isilon storage in our data center with cloud storage services so we can get the best of both worlds."

VMIX is a premier provider of custom online video and media-management solutions that are easy to deploy and manage. By deploying Isilon IQ, VMIX has been able to unify content storage to streamline data access and accelerate its workflow. As customer demand for VMIX solutions created rapid data growth over the past year, VMIX was able to upgrade seamlessly from an Isilon IQ 6000X to an Isilon IQ 12000X cluster, doubling its capacity without interruption to customer service. With the 12000X cluster providing double the capacity in the same size rack, VMIX was able to grow its storage without requiring any additional power, cooling or rack space.

"With Isilon storage in our data center, we get maximum speed and reliability with a single, easy-to-manage, cost-effective file system," added Kostello. "As a result, their products have helped simplify management of our in-house storage, letting us respond more quickly and capitalize on rapidly increasing customer demand. Coupled with our integration with cloud storage services, we are able to extend our storage capacity with infinite scalability on a moment's notice."

"Every day, companies are finding new ways to transform their business with online video," said Sam Grocott, senior director of product management, Isilon Systems. "Whether being used to create new revenue opportunities, cut costs or change the way they do business, VMIX's premier line of custom video solutions is helping businesses turn their vision into reality. By using Isilon scale-out NAS to power their business, VMIX is delivering cutting-edge products and services required for businesses to stay competitive."

About VMIX

VMIX Media Inc. (http://www.vmix.com) is a leading provider of online video and media-management solutions. The company is the trusted partner of news, entertainment and enterprise companies including Penguin Books, Raycom Media, Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company, National MS Society, Toyota-Scion, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Post Newsweek Television Stations.

For more information, contact:

Bill Curci, VMIX, +1-858-792-8649 x169, bill@vmix.com

About Isilon Systems

Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) is the proven leader in scale-out NAS. Isilon's clustered storage and data management solutions drive unique business value for customers by maximizing the performance of their mission-critical applications, workflows, and processes. Isilon enables enterprises and research organizations worldwide to manage large and rapidly growing amounts of file-based data in a highly scalable, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective way. Information about Isilon can be found at http://www.isilon.com.

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