Press Release

EMC Isilon’s Star Shines With Top Media Companies

Broadcast and Media Companies Choose EMC Isilon, Global Leader in Scale-out NAS Architecture for Scalable, Flexible and Powerful Storage

Story Highlights

  • Some of the world’s biggest media companies continue to turn to Isilon for scalable, flexible, and powerful storage solutions to address their growing data needs.
  • Isilon has helped Neoscape and John Wiley & Sons unify their operations, by consolidating silos and streamlining processes, to allow for much improved performance and response time.
  • Isilon offers Livestream an adaptable storage solution to keep up with its rapidly growing content demands, and allow capacity and performance to grow simultaneously.
LAS VEGAS, NV – NAB Show, April 17, 2012 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced at the NAB Conference that EMC® Isilon continues to be the preferred scale-out NAS solution of choice for media organizations’ broadcast and production storage needs. Organizations across the globe continue to turn to Isilon for scalable, flexible, and powerful storage solutions to address their growing data needs, from initial media creation to management and production to content delivery and archiving.

Isilon has helped some of the world’s biggest media companies take control of their storage. By consolidating silos, streamlining processes and simplifying the ability to quickly adapt to dynamic workflows, media and entertainment companies have benefited from increased data performance and capacity. Streamlined management and planning have also allowed companies to cut costs and future-proof their investment in Isilon and in their own long-term growth.

Livestream, the leading provider of live event streaming, needed a storage solution to scale with its rapidly growing user demand, and to accelerate the performance of its data-intensive broadcasting operations. Through EMC Isilon, Livestream has seamlessly scaled storage nodes to meet increasing capacity needs while reducing IT management time and operating costs. For more, please see the full release, announced this week at NAB.

Neoscape, an industry-leading 3D visualization services provider, uses Isilon’s scale-out NAS storage systems to manage its growing volumes of rich media, empowering artists and designers to share and collaborate. Neoscape has increased the speed to access files fourfold, providing customers with faster response time. The founder, Nils Norgren explained the process: “EMC Isilon has given us a powerful and integrated system and has enabled us to increase throughput by 400%, with a greatly simplified architecture.”

The Associated Press, the global news wire, deployed EMC Isilon scale-out NAS in January 2012, to support the Big Data demands of its high-definition video production and archive workflows. The AP was able to simplify IT management, accelerate content access and seamlessly scale to meet capacity and performance needs – all while lowering storage and IT costs. “With EMC Isilon, we don't have to compromise capacity for performance – we can grow both simultaneously. EMC Isilon has given us a competitive advantage over other content providers, something that is more important than ever in today’s media climate,” said Don Merrick, the AP’s storage and backup services manager.

Corus Entertainment, Canada’s premier integrated media and entertainment company, uses EMC Isilon for a complete storage management solution, allowing the company to focus on creating content, not managing or storing it. “Corus owns 37 radio stations, and brings specialty and pay television programming to audiences across Canada. Our storage architecture needs to be fast and flexible,” said Kevin Harkins, engineering supervisor, Corus Entertainment. “The EMC Isilon system gives us a single solution that takes care of storage management so that we can focus our efforts on developing great content.”

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., global publisher, was feeling the pressure facing the publishing industry to increase rich-media content creation and struggled to find the right storage solution to manage this newly created content. The company deployed Isilon’s scale-out NAS storage systems across eight global locations to replace its cumbersome and disjointed IT infrastructure, streamline data access and reduce management costs. “Since working with EMC Isilon, we no longer have to worry about storing or managing our digital files. As a company that’s been around for over 200 years, we are used to thinking long-term. We trust Isilon will go the distance with us,” said James Sample, Director, WAN Performance & Reliability at Wiley & Sons.

EMC Isilon is at NAB Show 2012 and representatives are on-hand to discuss how scale-out storage solutions can help companies improve efficiencies for broadcast, post production or other media workflows. Please stop by the EMC Isilon Booth #SL6315 in the South Hall to learn more. Follow @Isilon on Twitter for live updates from NAB.

About 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 EMC

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