Press Release

Global Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Goes Digital with EMC Isilon

200+-Year-Old Publisher Undergoes IT Transformation; Tames Big Data and Reduces Operating and Power Costs with EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS

SEATTLE, WA, January 11, 2012 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,(NYSE: JWa, JWb), has deployed EMC® Isilon® scale-out NAS systems in eight global locations to manage its Big Data growth. Recent innovations in consumer technologies have put unprecedented pressure on publishing companies to create and store rich-media content. Wiley deployed VMware server virtualization tools and EMC Isilon true scale-out NAS to transform its entire IT infrastructure, streamlining data access, while reducing energy consumption and data center complexity.

Customer Benefits:

  • Power savings: Reduced power usage in the data center over 60% while tripling the number of virtual servers with VMware virtualization solutions
  • Cost savings: Saved over $100,000 alone by leveraging Isilon SnapShotIQ and replication capabilities to replace traditional backup, while eliminating the need for a dedicated storage administrator, allowing IT personnel to focus on moving the business forward
  • Faster data access: Added multiple points of access to the data, increasing interaction speed between LUNs and virtual machines four-fold

Over the past two years, Wiley's Indianapolis, Ind., operation had grown from 15 to 150 terabytes of data, most of it attributed to the newly created interactive, audio, and video content. This content is necessary to complement Wileys' Professional/Trade, Global Education, and Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly publishing businesses. The simplicity and reliability of the EMC Isilon systems guaranteed that the company's data was secure and immediately accessible around the clock. Linear scalability architecture ensured that performance would grow with capacity without compromise.

In Indianapolis, Wiley undertook a project to completely transform its IT infrastructure. In one year, the company consolidated 187 servers to three with VMware virtualization solutions, reducing its data center power consumption by 60%. Wiley knew it needed to upgrade storage which could not manage the newly virtualized data center. After looking at multiple vendors, including NetApp and EqualLogic, Wiley chose EMC Isilon because of the systems' trusted virtualization integration, ease-of-use, scalable architecture, pay-as-you-go model, and longevity.

By implementing EMC Isilon X-Series and NL-Series systems, Wiley was able to simplify its entire storage infrastructure and easily add storage on demand. With EMC Isilon SyncIQ, SmartConnect, SnapShotIQ, the company eliminated traditional backup and storage maintenance, realizing savings of over $100,000 in one year. Wiley plans to deploy EMC Isilon to store and manage its Big Data across all of its global operations and implement a new disaster recovery plan built around the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS systems.

Customer Quotes:

James Sample, Director, WAN Performance & Reliability at Wiley

"Our IT department was constantly configuring LUNs, forcing one member of the team to focus exclusively on storage administration. Having deployed EMC Isilon, we no longer have to worry about where and how to store and manage our digital files. We can focus on producing and delivering valuable, interactive content for and to our customers."

"EMC Isilon was the only option that didn't force us to compromise on performance, scalability or ease of use as we scale to petabytes and as nodes grow in capacity. We've been here for over 200 years, so we are used to thinking long-term. We trust Isilon will go the distance with us."

EMC Quote:

Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing, EMC Isilon

"Wiley is an inspirational company — one that has embraced globalization, but maintained its long-established values. All businesses have been affected by the changes in technology over the past 20 years and, in order to remain competitive, Wiley have adapted. With EMC Isilon they were able to transform their IT infrastructure to deliver the same level of quality content that their customers have grown used to over the past two centuries."

About EMC Isilon

Isilon, a division of EMC, is the global leader in scale-out NAS. We deliver powerful yet simple solutions for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Isilon's products are simple to install, manage and scale, at any size. And, unlike traditional enterprise storage, Isilon stays simple no matter how much storage is added, how much performance is required or how business needs change in the future. We're challenging enterprises to think differently about their storage, because when they do, they'll recognize there's a better, simpler way. Learn what we mean at

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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

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