Seattle, Washington – (The Hosting News) – December 8, 2005 – Clustered storage company, Isilon Systems, has announced that MySpace, the premier lifestyle portal, has made
a deployment of 20 Terabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage to meet
the substantial media consumption demands of its more than 40 million members.
With explosive growth in its number of users and their time spent on the site,
MySpace has rocketed to an elite position as the third ranked site in terms of
page views in October 2005, according to comScore Media Metrix.
In order to
accommodate the 24×7 user consumption of its wide ranging catalog of media
content and user profiles, MySpace selected Isilon IQ clustered storage to
provide the extreme levels of scalability and performance needed to fuel its
growth while dramatically reducing IT administration and costs.
According to Aber Whitcomb, CTO, MySpace, ”Our media delivery and storage needs are tripling every year and this presented a challenge for our traditional storage systems. Isilon IQ is a critical part of our infrastructure – the performance, scalability and cost savings we realize with Isilon IQ will help fuel the next wave of our development.”
MySpace switched to Isilon IQ clustered storage to support both music label and user-generated streaming and downloadable media programming. Originally using legacy SATA arrays, MySpace quickly found that their traditional storage systems could not accommodate the exponential growth of their data storage. Using Isilon IQ clustered storage, MySpace was able to unify its entire catalog of media programming into one single file system, providing unmatched flexibility to seamlessly scale capacity to meet rapid growth while recognizing dramatic cost savings and, critically, realizing true operational leverage of its IT staff.
Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Isilon Systems explained, ”MySpace is experiencing unfathomable levels of growth, both in users and in media content, providing a perfect example of the massive growth of digital content and unstructured data driving explosive stores of data in both the consumer and enterprise markets. Isilon IQ has enabled MySpace to leave behind its cumbersome legacy storage systems in favor of a revolutionary new storage architecture designed from the ground up for highly scalable, performance-driven businesses.”
To learn more about the Isilon IQ clustered storage solution, please visit: www.isilon.com.