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Isilon Awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Partner Rating

Isilon Preferred Partner Program Recognized as 'Exceptional' by Leading Channel Authority

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America's top information technology (IT) vendors for its Preferred Partner Program. Additionally, Isilon's Preferred Partner Program was awarded a Five-Star rating, representative of an exceptional program.

Isilon's partner program received this Five-Star recognition in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging the company's commitment and strength of its reseller partners programs, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

"Isilon's Preferred Partner Program is designed to empower our partners to maximize the margin and revenue opportunities associated with Isilon's scale-out NAS solutions," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of global channels and OEM, Isilon Systems. "Isilon's recognition as a Five-Star program is really a testament to our partners' success in doing exactly that and we look forward to continued success in 2010."

Isilon's program differs from those of other major storage vendors by providing unique benefits based on two core principles. The first is Isilon's approach to its pricing and discount model, which enables resellers to set their own discounts, while maintaining 20-plus percent margin to maximize the revenue opportunities possible with the company's scale-out NAS solutions. The program's second core principle is that professional services are driven through the channel, furthering revenue streams associated with Isilon's solutions.

"We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year's Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel."

The PPG list and those companies recognized as five-star appear in the March 29 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.Channelweb.com.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results. www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

About Isilon Systems

Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) is the proven leader in scale-out NAS. Isilon's clustered storage and data management solutions drive unique business value for customers by maximizing the performance of their mission-critical applications, workflows, and processes. Isilon enables enterprises and research organizations worldwide to manage large and rapidly growing amounts of file-based data in a highly scalable, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective way. Information about Isilon can be found at http://www.isilon.com.

The names of companies mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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