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Dell EMC Isilon Systems – Product Analysis

Last updated July 9th, 2019 for stubbing + auditing information. 16-page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of the EMC Isilon IQ Series. Download the full Product Analysis now!

Dell EMC Isilon has a series of NAS systems to address various usages for file-based data in a wide range of horizontal and vertical use cases.  Using clustering of multiple nodes, Dell EMC Isilon has created a scale-out NAS architecture to address customer needs in performance, capacity, and price.  Isilon has mulitple models that vary in performance and capacity to meet particular usages.  All models have the same underlying architecture and embedded software.

Isilon was an established startup in the NAS space and was acquired by Dell EMC in November of 2010.

The Isilon systems have been offered as a family with different performance characteristics by models.  The current models are:

H – Hybrid with a mixture of SSDs and HDDs.

A – Archive with high capacity HDDs

F – All flash system with SSDs

Dell EMC Isilon Systems – Product Analysis includes:

  • Highlights
  • Overview of system
  • Hardware architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Reliability, Availability and Serviceability
  • Evaluator Commentary including Strengths and Potential Concerns

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