Isilon Launches Enterprise Data Management Solutions
Scale-out storage solution provider Isilon has announced the new version of their OneFS storage operating system — with new data management applications SmartPools and InsightIQ. Isilon says they’re aiming to give the IT reseller channel an easier way to manage enterprise data. Here’s the scoop.
The new Isilon OneFS scale-out storage OS 6.0 is built from the ground-up to optimize large data growth, says Isilon VP of Marketing Sam Grocott. But according to Isilon’s press release, the headlining feature is integration with the new SmartPools and InsightIQ to manage workflows and consolidate applications.
SmartPools, says Isilon Director of Product Management Nick Kirsch, is innovative in the storage space for its approach to data consolidation. It provides one file system per volume, giving it a single point of management — but provides multiple tiers within that volume, moving data into deeper storage as it “cools” and reducing the need for manual migration tasks.
It can be used in conjunction with InsightIQ, an analytics platform that enables administrators to identify performance bottlenecks and give visibility into data usage trends. That means VARs can tell what data users need more often and use SmartPools to optimize performance and cost.
Isilon currently estimates they do 62% of their sales through the channel, with a company-wide imperative to hit 70%. But will these new applications, bolstered by the OneFS 6.0 launch, get them there? We’ll be watching.