ISILON AND FRONT PORCH COLLABORATE TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL MEDIA

Press Release : April 09, 2010
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ISILON AND FRONT PORCH COLLABORATE TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL MEDIA

New Partnership Delivers Unified Content Management Solution for Entire Digital Media Workflow, Speeding Time-to-Air while Decreasing Operational Expenses

SEATTLE April 8, 2010 Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that it has joined with Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management, to deliver a unified content management solution for every stage of the digital media workflow including, ingest, transcoding, encoding, editing and archive. By combining Isilon scale-out NAS with Front Porch Digitals DIVArchive CSM solution, broadcasters can unify their digital media onto a single, highly scalable, high-performance, shared pool of storage, streamlining content access at every point in its lifecycle to accelerate time-to-air. Using Isilon IQ with DIVArchive enables broadcasters to eliminate disparate content silos and complex system management, increasing productivity, while reducing operating costs.
In todays evolving media landscape, a wide variety of new delivery mediums are providing broadcasters an unprecedented opportunity to monetize their content and grow their audience, said Dave Polyard, senior vice president strategic sales, Front Porch Digital. The performance that Isilon products bring to the table, combined with DIVArchive, can help facilitate a multi-modal distribution model and also help eliminate issues related to stranded and displaced content. By combining Isilon scale-out NAS and Front Porch Digital DIVArchive CSM, broadcasters can unify their media assets, cut costs and maximize the value of their content.
Front Porch Digitals DIVArchive manages, moves and secures digital media content throughout its lifecycle, from ingest to archive. When combined with Isilon IQ featuring Isilons OneFS operating system software, DIVArchive creates a single, shared storage resource that can scale performance and capacity on-demand, eliminating disparate content silos to streamline data access and accelerate time-to-air. By enabling servers, editing systems and other workflow applications to work together, DIVArchive with Isilon IQ provides a unified content management solution that significantly reduces system management and resource demands, enabling broadcasters to be more productive at less cost.
Todays leading broadcasters must deliver content on-demand, so they need storage that can deliver performance and capacity in kind, said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of global channels and OEM, Isilon Systems. By working with Front Porch Digital to combine DIVArchive with Isilon scale-out NAS, were providing broadcasters with a single content management solution for the entire digital media workflow, enabling them to deliver more content in less time and maximize their revenue opportunity.
Isilon and Front Porch Digital will both be exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, April 10-15. Isilons booth is number SL4105 and Front Porchs booth is number N5806.

About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch Digitals SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the companys DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo, Front Porch Digital has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at www.fpdigital.com

About Isilon Systems
Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) is the proven leader in scale-out NAS. Isilons 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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Lucas Welch, Isilon Systems, +1-206-315-7621, lucas.welch@isilon.com
Anne Harding, The Message Machine, +44 1895 631448, anne@themessagemachine.com

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