• Store, manage and protect unstructured data with efficiency and massive scalability.

      Dell EMC Isilon is the industry’s #1 family of scale-out network-attached storage systems1, designed for demanding enterprise file workloads. Choose from all-flash, hybrid and archive NAS platforms.


      ESG Solution Showcase: Isilon makes its efficiency story even stronger.

      Read the Brief >

    • Explore Dell EMC Isilon Product Family


      Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash

      Accelerate demanding file workloads with extreme performance and efficiency.

      • Up to 250K IOPS and 15 GB/s per chassis
      • Up to 924 TB capacity per chassis

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      DELL EMC Isilon Hybrid Scale-out NAS

      Realize performance, capacity, and value for a wide range of enterprise file workloads.

      • Dense 4U chassis saves 75% rack space

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      Dell EMC Isilon Archive Scale-out NAS

      Lower the cost to store and protect aging data assets while providing near-primary accessibility.

      See details:

      • A200 for active archive storage
      • A2000 for deep archive storage

    • Unstructured data storage made simple

      • Dell EMC Isilon scale-out data storage solutions are powerful, yet simple to scale and manage, no matter how large your unstructured data environment becomes. Unlike traditional storage, Isilon solutions are flexible, efficient and stay simple regardless of how much storage capacity and performance is required, or how your business needs change. Isilon integrates easily with a choice of cloud services and, with built-in data analytics support, allows you to unlock data capital to accelerate the digital transformation of your business.


        Simple to manage: Simplify management no matter how large your data becomes


        Highly efficient:  Consolidate file workloads and cut costs with 80% utilization, automated tiering and data reduction options


        Massive scalability:  Scale easily from tens of terabytes to tens of petabytes without disruption

    • Simple. Efficient. Scalable. Flexible.

      Dell EMC OneFS operating system powers the #1 scale-out NAS platform 1

      Dell EMC OneFS provides enhanced performance with massive scalability to support the most demanding file-based workloads. With Isilon scale-out NAS solutions powered by OneFS, organizations can modernize their data storage infrastructure to support their digital transformation.

    • Explore Isilon Resources

    Customer Stories

    • Two people examine prototype automobile

      Customer Story: Zenuity

      Dell EMC delivers the full package for ADAS

      Zenuity uses Dell EMC to accelerate the development of world-class driver-assistance technologies.

    • Mad scientist doing experiment

      Customer Story: Washington University and NASA

      Tales of Transformation with Dell EMC Isilon

      Washington University and NASA bring archived data to life with Isilon All-Flash. By increasing access speeds while protecting sensitive data, more time is freed up for fun.

    • 3 kids laughing looking at tablet

      Jam Filled

      Jam Filled brings cartoons to life on the fly with intelligent storage

      A producer uses Dell EMC Isilon storage to easily and efficiently adapt IT infrastructure to keep up with unpredictable, fluctuating project flows, workloads, and staff size.

    • Vital stats screen and IV drip

      Baker Institute

      Dell EMC storage solution used for scientific research at Baker Institute

      Top medical research institute in Australia powers public health research with Isilon All-Flash array.


      Customer Story: TGEN

      Save time. Save money. Save lives.

      High-density Isilon All-Flash helps accelerate the pace of discovery in human health.

    • Customer Story: Lightstorm

      Simple, fast and reliable storage.

      Digital filmmaker propels toward a vision of totally virtual, authentic movies using Isilon All-Flash.

    Product Overview


      Top Reasons to Choose Dell EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS Solutions

      Learn about the advantages of Isilon storage.


      Dell EMC Isilon: Innovation’s Bold Answer for Unstructured Data

      See how the Isilon scale-out NAS storage addresses the unstructured data challenge.


      Dell EMC Isilon Storage

      Check out an inside view of the architecture of Isilon platforms.


      Isilon Scale-Out NAS Product Family

      Scale-out storage solutions designed for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage.


      Isilon All Flash Scale-Out NAS Spec Sheet

      This spec sheet describes the all flash scale-out NAS platforms.


      Isilon Hybrid Scale-Out NAS Spec Sheet

      This spec sheet describes all the hybrid scale-out NAS platforms.

    Analysts Reports


      Gartner Magic Quadrant

      Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage recognizes Dell EMC as a Leader for the fourth consecutive year.


      Maximize Your Data Capital with Dell EMC Isilon

      Learn more about how Isilon can accelerate new workloads and demanding applications


      ESG Lab Validation: Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash

      This Lab Validation report documents the results of recent performance testing of Isilon All-Flash storage.


      Accelerate workloads and simplify data management

      Learn how Isilon solutions deliver the performance needed to drive demanding workloads.



      OneFS OS Overview

      Introduction to the OneFS operating system, the foundation of the Isilon scale-out storage platform.



      Enables client connection load balancing to optimize performance.



      Protects data efficiently with secure, near-instantaneous snapshots while incurring little to no performance overhead.



      Manage your Isilon storage system with informative performance monitoring and reporting tools.



      Replicate data for disaster recovery protection.



      Read how to optimize storage resources, gain cloud-scale storage capacity, and reduce overall storage costs.



      Implement an automated tiered storage strategy to optimize storage resources.



      Protect data against accidental, premature, or malicious alteration or deletion with software-based approach to write once read many (WORM).



      Reduce storage capacity requirements by up to 35% with data deduplication without sacrificing data protection or management simplicity.


      Enterprise data protection and security

      Isilon data protection software safeguards data assets to meet availability and business governance requirements.

    • Dell Technologies on Demand

      More choice, flexibility and assurance in how you consume IT infrastructure

      Dell Technologies On Demand offers a consumption-driven, as-a-service optimized business model ideally suited for the way on-premises infrastructure and expertise is consumed in the on-demand economy.

    • Services & Support


      ProSupport for Enterprise

      Highly trained experts around the clock and around the globe to address your IT needs, minimize disruptions and maintain a high-level of productivity.


      ProDeploy for Enterprise

      Integrate new technology into existing environments with confidence through extensive planning and validation by expert certified engineers.


      Dell Financial Services

      Acquire technology on your terms with a variety of flexible payment solutions from Dell Financial Services.**

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