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					Isilon Systems Overview
May 5, 2011




How breakthroughs begin.™
Isilon Overview


                • NASDAQ: ISLN – December 15, 2006


               • Clear leader in clustered storage space


             • Unrivaled product innovation


           • World-class manufacturing and global services


          • Strong ecosystem of technology partners

            “Isilon continues to lead where no one has gone before”
              - Steve Duplessie, Founder, Enterprise Strategy Group
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Digital Content Proliferation

File Size

                                                                         60 GB



                                                                 300MB




                                                         50MB


                                               10MB


                            xMB       4MB
                25KB
       5KB

                                     Digital                             Cancer
               Document   Database             Digital   Video
      E-mail                         Camera                        Map   Researc
                            File               Music
                                     Picture                                h



      Traditional Data                           Digital Content
                                                                                   3
Digital Content – Fundamentally Different & Exploding


Traditional Data                      Digital Content




•   Small files                       •   Larger files
•   Modest-size data stores           •   Very large data stores
•   I/O intensive                     •   Throughput intensive
•   Transactional                     •   Sequential
•   Steady capacity growth            •   Explosive capacity growth



                    of new data is              CAGR
                    digital content             (terabytes)


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Traditional Storage Systems


                          Great for Traditional Data…
                     NOT the Best Tool for Unstructured Data

• Islands of storage
                                                               Storage
                                                               Device
                              Servers                          #1
• Not scalable

• Performance bottlenecks                                      Storage
                                                               Device
                              Servers                          #2
• Not highly available

                                                               Storage
• Overly complex                                               Device
                              Servers                          #3
• Cost prohibitive




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Isilon Clustered Storage Systems & Software




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Clustered Storage is Made Up Of ―Nodes‖

OneFS™ 4.5 Distributed File System

Modular, self-contained nodes each include:
•   Standard GigE for front-end network
•   Either InfiniBand OR GigE for back-end network
•   Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz processor
•   4 GB memory read cache/0.5 GB NVRAM
•   Hot-swappable disks, power supplies & fans

Industry standard protocols
• NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP, NDMP, SNMP
• ADS, LDAP and NIS for security




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Isilon Clustered Storage


                 Optimized for the Storage of Unstructured Data

                                                                                   • One huge volume
                                                                                     of storage
                                                                                                       Storage
Servers                                                                                                Device
                              NFS, CIFS,
                                       Servers                                     •   Highly scalable #1
                              FTP, HTTP


                                                                                   • Unmatched performance
Servers                                                                                                 Storage
                                                                                                        Device
                                         Servers
                              (optional 2nd                        (optional 2nd   •   Industry-leading #2
                                switch)                              switch)
                                                                                       availability
Servers                                                                                             Storage
                                                                                   •                Device
                                                                                       Maximum ease-of-use
                                       Servers                                                      #3
                                                                  Intracluster
                           Standard Gigabit       Isilon IQ
Client/Application Layer                                       Communication
                            Ethernet Layer     Storage Layer
                                                               Inf iniband Layer   • Compelling cost-to-
                                                                                     performance ratio




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Isilon’s Clustered Storage Solution



  OneFS™         Enterprise-              Isilon IQ
 intelligent        class                 Complete
  software        hardware             storage system




     A 3-node                  Expandable to
     Isilon IQ Cluster         1000TB
                                  single file system
                                     (96 nodes)
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  Highly Scalable Product Family

Performance



                                                             Isilon IQ 1920, 3000 and 6000 Platform Nodes
              Isilon IQ Node(s) + IQ
                    Accelerator(s)

             Independent
                                                                     Isilon IQ 200 Platform Node
        Performance Scalability
                                                                    Linear Performance &
                                                                      Capacity Scaling



        Isilon offers independent scaling of
        performance and capacity to
        address a wide range of digital
        storage needs. Innovative solutions
        like these from Isilon will help                                   Isilon IQ 6000 + EX 6000 with SAS
        businesses meet their evolving data
        storage requirements.                                                  Independent
             Tom Coughlin, Founder, Coughlin
                                     Associates                             Capacity Scalability

                                                  Capacity
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Core Value: OneFS™ Operating System




          •    Creates one giant ―x:‖ drive
          •    Highest performance, fully symmetric cluster
          •    Easy to manage and grow
          •    Single unified platform across all products


   "Isilon's value is in its software, starting with its OneFS distributed file system that
   now scales to a petabyte with up to 10 GB/sec performance, all within a single,
   logical storage system that is easy to manage. Isilon epitomizes next generation
   storage."
                              Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group


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Writing a File with Isilon IQ




 Servers

                      NFS, CIFS,
                      FTP, HTTP


 Servers
                                                  (optional 2nd
                   (optional 2nd switch)   (optional 2nd
                                                     switch)
                                             switch)




 Servers




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Writing a File with Isilon IQ




                                (optional 2nd
                                  switch)




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Reading File with Isilon IQ
Writing a a File with Isilon IQ




 Servers

                      NFS, CIFS,
                      FTP, HTTP


 Servers
                                                  (optional 2nd
                   (optional 2nd switch)   (optional 2nd
                                                     switch)
                                             switch)




 Servers




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Reading a File with Isilon IQ




 Servers

                     NFS, CIFS,
                     FTP, HTTP


 Servers
                                          (optional 2nd
                  (optional 2nd switch)      switch)




 Servers




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Largest and Most Scalable File System

OneFS™ can scale from 4 to 1000 TB in a single file system
• EMC and NetApp limited to 2-16TB max file system
Under 60 seconds to scale with no downtime
• World’s fastest performance and capacity scaling




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Largest and Most Scalable File System


AutoBalance: Automated data balancing across nodes
• Reduces costs, complexity and risks for scaling storage




                               BALANCED
                                 EMPTY
                                          •   AutoBalance migrates
                                              content to new storage nodes
                                              while system is online and



                               BALANCED
                                 EMPTY
                                              in production


                                 FULL
                                          •   Requires NO manual
                               BALANCED
                                 EMPTY
                                 FULL         intervention, NO reconfiguration,
                                              NO server or client mount point
                                              or application changes
                               BALANCED
                                 EMPTY
                                 FULL
                               BALANCED
                                 EMPTY
                                 FULL




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The Most Reliable Storage System


Built-in high availability clustered architecture
• EMC and NetApp require costly, redundant heads and software


With N+2, N+3, and
N+4 protection, data is                     100% AVAILABILITY

100% available if multiple
drives N+1 protection,
With or nodes fail                          100% AVAILABILITY


data is 100% available             FAILED   100% AVAILABILITY

even if a single drive or                   100% AVAILABILITY

node fails IQ offers the
And… Isilon                                 100% AVAILABILITY


industry’s fastest   drive                  100% AVAILABILITY   (optional 2nd switch)

rebuild times—                              100% AVAILABILITY


                                   FAILED   100% AVAILABILITY
      In less than an hour!



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The Most Available Storage System
FlexProtect-AP: Policy Based Data Protection



 •   FlexProtect-AP™ allows protection changes to be made in real time
 •   Protect content based on organizational needs
 •   Ensure availability, even in the event of a disk or node failure




                                                  Configurable at the
                                                 Cluster, Directory or
                                                 Individual File Level

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The Most Available Storage System
Virtual Hot Spares


 • Harnesses all free space throughout entire cluster to rebuild data
   » Unlike traditional systems that are limited to volume/RAID rebuilds




                                                                  X
                                                                FAILURE




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The Most Available Storage System
Pre-emptive Failure Detection and Correction


 •    Soft Drive / Node Failure
      »   Predictive software detection of at risk components and pre-emptive
          rebuilds to ensure data protection.
          - Replace failed drives at your convenience without
             incurring any rebuild time or risk of data loss
 •    Feature Demo:
                                                             Potential problem




 00101010101110011010100010101010011001010101010



                                                        Data has been rebuilt:
     Automatic rebuild of drive to virtual                Problem found in
     Isilon pre-emptivecluster check
     hot spare across drive                                Drive can failure
                                                          advance of now be
                                                        removed with no rebuild
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Software Application Suite




Applications




Clustered
Operating
System




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                             Local Data Protection


  A snapshot is a locally retained read-only point-in-time image of data
                        simple, scalable & flexible
• SnapshotIQ is a software application that
  leverages OneFS and Isilon’s clustered
  architecture

• Facilitates frequent, near instantaneous, low-
  impact, user-recoverable backup of data

• First line of defense against local data
  corruption, accidental deletion (i.e. ―fat finger
  deletion‖), or modifications

• Snapshots vastly improve the frequency and
  granularity of backups/restore


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                               Load Balancing with Failover


             SmartConnect Advanced software application provides
             seamless enterprise storage access to an Isilon IQ cluster

• Client Connection: Load balancing based on intelligent policies
• Redundant: Dynamic failover of NFS client connections between nodes
• Performance: Zoning for priority user, group & application optimization
   Clients




                         SmartConnect




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                         Asynchronous File-based
                         Replication

 SyncIQ is a software application that delivers file-based, asynchronous
         replication for DR, D2D backup and distributed workflow

• Enterprise-wide: One-to-many replication locations throughout enterprise
• Flexible: Choose what/when content to replicate based on policy engine
• Intelligent: Cluster-aware design delivers unmatched performance

                                                Additional
                                                cluster



                                                              Additional
                                                              cluster



                                                Additional
   Primary                                      cluster
   source cluster
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           Introducing MigrationIQ Software
           First Tiered Clustered Storage Solution


                MigrationIQ is a software application that automates, simplifies &
               optimizes content migration across multiple tiers of clustered storage

           • Automatic: Intelligently migrates content from Tier-1 to Tier-2 storage
           • Simple: Easy to configure, self managing and seamless to end user
           • Optimized: Cluster-aware design and maximum storage utilization / ROI




                                                 LAN
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                   Tier 1:                                                       Tier 2:
             Primary Cluster                                                Secondary Cluster

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Complete End-to-End Product Line




         …makes Isilon the first and only
    enterprise-class clustered storage solution


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Delivering Breakthrough Business Value



             • Complementary


             • Reduces storage costs


           • Increases workflow productivity


          • Increases IT operating leverage


        • Unlocks new revenues



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