Isilon Systems has received $15 million in second-round funding, the network storage company said Tuesday. Sequoia Capital led the round, joined by previous investors Madrona Venture Group and Atlas Venture. Isilon, which is designing a storage system specifically for multimedia content such as video and images, plans to use the money to fund its sales, marketing and planned launch of its storage product this fall, company Chairman Sujal Patel said.
The currently unnamed product is being beta tested by customers in the entertainment and media industries; in digital stock photography; and in the health care and life sciences industries, Patel said. Seattle-based Isilon, which has 47 employees,$8.4 million in first-round funding last year.