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Lunch and Learn: Have Data Storage and Management Problems? Isilon Can Help!

Next week EMC Isilon will hit the road, kicking off our “Lunch and Learn” events nationwide to discuss all things regarding file consolidation. We developed a program series that will dive deep into the options end-users have when tackling their file sharing challenges, specifically discussing how EMC combines the unmatched flexibility of Syncplicity file sync and sharing technology with a secure, on-premises storage infrastructure based on EMC Isilon scale-out NAS. If you are looking for ways to increase productivity and collaboration within your organization, reduce risk, and increase security and efficiency overall, come join us at one of 11 cities over the next two weeks!

Take a look at our schedule to see if we will be in your area, and don’t forget to register ahead of time.

Date Location EMC Partners EMC Speakers
Tuesday, July 30 Minneapolis, MN


Nexus Nate Klaphake, Mike Campfield
  Phoenix, AZ Trace3 Keith Dobson, Philip Peterson
Wednesday, July 31 Dallas, TX Technologent, Sigma Kevin Burck, Mike Campfield
  Toronto, ONT Softchoice Jeffrey Wiggins, Adam Goff
Tuesday, August 6 Philadelphia, PA Arraya, Core BTS Norm Toro,

Adam Goff

Wednesday, August 7 Denver, CO Trace3, Technologent, Kovarus, MSN Communication, Netsource, System Technology Association Dan Cohen, Philip Peterson
  New York, NY Technologent, Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. Brian Knispel, Adam Goff
  Santa Clara, CA FusionStorm, Kovarus Mike Noble,

Jeff Schultz

Thursday, August 8 Boston, MA Presidio Keith Nargi, Adam Goff
  Nashville, TN LPS Integration Brad Bunce,

Mike Campfield

  San Diego, CA Trace3, FusionStorm, Technologent Eric Seidman, Philip Peterson

We look forward to seeing you all this summer!  Also, make sure to follow @EMCIsilon on Twitter and hashtag #IsilonLunch for updates on where we are and live tweets from the events.

EAGE London 2013: Event Recap

As we trek back to the U.S. after a busy week at EAGE 2013, we wanted to provide a quick recap of all the conference festivities that happened in London. EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) is the largest and most comprehensive geoscience event in the world. It lasts about a week, and consists of a conference and a technical exhibition presenting the latest developments in geophysics, geology and reservoir/petroleum engineering.

Booth #266 was EMC Isilon’s home for the week. We had tons of activity going on in our booth with giveaways, demos, meetings with partners, customers, or just passerbys intriqued by our swag.


 We raffled off a handful of Apple TVs and kinetic bracelets to those who attended the demos and presentations. Check out one of the lucky winners below!


 EMC Isilon hosted three separate demo pods throughout the week that showcased how we meet the increasing data storage demands of the oil and gas industry and optimize collaborative workflows:

  1. Demo 1: Featured how the functionality of the Ocean Plug-in for Isilon will allow Petrel users to invoke Isilon snapshots to make copies of project files.
  2. Demo 2: Featured EMC’s Exploration and Production Infrastructure (EPI) solution for oil and gas and how our new model is simpler to manage and scales as our customers’ data grows and their performance needs increase.     
  3. Demo 3: Featured EMC’s Next Generation Seismic Data Management system based on Isilon scale-out technology, and how—in partnership with Wipro—this seismic data management solution will enable data to be loaded once and then delivered to interpretation applications with quality-assured automated data transfer.


What an exciting week it was in London! Special thanks to all who stopped by our booth and attended our presentations. We had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again soon!

InsightIQ® 2.5: Driving Storage Performance Metrics to the Next Level

Flexible deployment + powerful data export tools = the perfect time to upgrade your customers

It is no secret that viewing and analyzing storage performance data can bring infinite value to your customers, which is why we took performance metrics to the next level with our latest release of EMC Isilon InsightIQ® 2.5, which now includes integration with third-party tools and flexible deployment options.

Today’s update is a direct result of feedback we received from our partners and customers who requested a simpler, more integrated product. They realize that EMC Isilon InsightIQ software is the perfect complement to EMC Isilon scale-out storage systems, so we added tools and options that will maximize the performance of their storage systems, simplify the process, and forecast their future needs. Your customers will reap great benefits, such as improved performance and deeper insight into their data analytics.

New data export tool

Previously, customers had to use other products in conjunction with InsightIQ to extract end-to-end performance data. With InsightIQ 2.5, there’s no need for another product, thanks to an included data export tool. This new tool allows users to access InsightIQ data in two ways:

  1. By using ad-hoc data extraction by simply clicking on “download” from the user interface and exporting it into in a spreadsheet.
  2. By using the command line interface, which enables customers to define the data to extract, and set up a regular schedule of data exports into their own analytics tool, such as Splunk.

Multiple deployment options

In addition, customers now have a choice on how to deploy InsightIQ. Previously shipped as a plug-and-play virtual appliance, customers simply launched it, entered a password, and connected to clusters. However, the underlying operating system, Linux Ubuntu, did not fit well into some customers’ data centers. While retaining the option to install InsightIQ as a virtual appliance, InsightIQ 2.5 also provides a new native installation option that allows customers to install InsightIQ on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, and physical hardware. This not only improves performance, but also enables customers to run InsightIQ without configuring a virtualized environment.

Even easier upgrading

Previous upgrades to InsightIQ meant setting up a new virtual appliance, and then manually importing the configuration. But now, with InsightIQ 2.5, customers can simply apply the upgrade and retain all previous configurations—making upgrades non-disruptive.

As you can see, we listen to feedback that is given to us. If you’re an Isilon customer and have any questions or comments on InsightIQ, I encourage you to let me know.



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