Isilon® (NASDAQ:ISLN) today announced the sixth generation of its OneFS scale-out storage operating system and two new data management software applications, SmartPools(TM) and InsightIQ(TM). With OneFS 6.0, SmartPools and InsightIQ, Isilon delivers a uniquely powerful yet simple approach to solving complex data management challenges, enabling enterprise IT departments to easily manage data, consolidate applications and scale out a single storage resource in lockstep with evolving business needs.

Leveraging the innovations of Isilon's industry-leading scale-out storage platform, SmartPools enables users to unify multiple Isilon storage performance tiers into a single file system, providing simplified data management and automated data movement to drive increased efficiency, cost-savings and application performance. Using SmartPools in combination with InsightIQ, Isilon's new storage analytics application, administrators can optimize workflow performance by closely aligning application demands with storage resources, improving resource utilization and reducing both capital and operating expenses.

"Traditional data storage continues to be increasingly more complex, and so instead of breaking down barriers to information, it creates them, placing significant stress on IT budgets, staff and infrastructure," said Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing, Isilon. "At Isilon, we've engineered the complexity out of the system to deliver a powerful storage platform that's simple to install, manage and scale, at any size. With these new software applications, we continue to deliver on this mission, providing easy-to-mange solutions that eliminate barriers to information and enable sustained productivity improvements throughout the enterprise data center."