Storage giant will combine Isilon with its Atmos products to focus on data management for industries like life sciences, media, and oil and gas.
The storage company's stock dropped from $25-plus per share in 2006 to less than $2 in 2009. Its comeback may have broader implications for the rest of industry.
One way to more closely couple servers and storage is to use a storage device's native processing power to run applications. That's right--we should soon see a storage device that runs applications.
CEO Joe Tucci says the company is seeing solid demand for its gear and software, which are in the middle of the virtualization and hybrid cloud-computing trends.
Apple has reportedly ordered 12 petabytes worth of storage infrastructure from Isilon Systems, presumably for the newest of its data centers. Is this just an upgrade or something larger?
Dell went on a storage-buying spree last year. Do the piece parts now add up to a broader and well-integrated storage vision?
"Shared nothing" computing is taking off, driven by "big data" analytics. Can shared storage play in a "shared nothing" environment?
"Big data" is now a mainstream buzz word. But does it refer to data storage, data analytics, or both?
A recent flurry of storage acquisitions (consuming 3PAR, Isilon, Compellent, and others) leaves enterprises few remaining alternatives to the largest vendors.
Google has agreed to acquire Widevine, a firm that offers digital-rights management and distribution tools that will likely come in handy as the search engine builds out its video services.