Northern offers full compatibility with EMC's Isilon scale-out NAS storage

Northern Storage Suite and Isilon combine to deliver a seamlessly integrated, immediately scalable platform for efficient enterprise storage management; provides foundation for Big Data initiatives

Framingham, MA – July 18, 2011 – NORTHERN, global providers of Storage Resource Management (SRM) solutions, today announces that its flagship SRM (storage resource management) solution is now fully compatible with EMC's Isilon scale-out NAS storage platform. Northern Storage Suite, working in tandem with Isilon, enables IT administrators to efficiently manage their enterprise storage infrastructure, delivering instant scalability, high availability and uncompromised performance.

Northern Storage Suite adds key functionality to Isilon NAS systems, giving IT administrators the ability to manage unstructured data, glean insights into what type of data is stored, who is storing it and where, as well as offering means to control the data growth through soft or hard disk quotas.  The combined solution also puts customers on an affordable, easy path to building a Big Data foundation, enabling them to extract value from their voluminous business data quickly, collaboratively, and securely — which is a known key differentiator and critical success factor in many industries.

"Being able to offer full functionality for Isilon scale-out storage further reinforces Northern’s commitment to meeting the growing needs of large enterprises," says Jonas Areskoug, Northern’s CEO. "Integrating the Isilon platform with Northern Storage Suite actually goes beyond simplifying enterprise storage management by giving customers the ability to turn their vast and ever- expanding volumes of data into actionable business 'intelligence," a critical edge for organizations looking to compete in today's data-driven global environment.""  
Northern recently received the coveted “Challenger” designation in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the SRM market, outstripping other SRM vendors in its completeness of vision, its ability to execute, and its ability to identify and resolve customer pain points. Northern’s flagship product, Northern Storage Suite, is a software solution that enables organizations to constrain data growth, align the value of data with the cost of storage, and extend the life of storage infrastructure, making efficient storage usage a part of business culture. This is achieved through five areas of functionality: award-winning quotas, comprehensive reporting & trending, internal billing, automation & migration, and an end-user portal that encourages self-management. Northern Storage Suite provides multi-platform support, seamlessly integrating with NAS devices and SANs; there are also specific versions of the suite for EMC Celerra and NetApp NAS.

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Northern is an international software company specializing in the development of reliable, flexible, and easy to use solutions for storage management. In October 2010 Gartner recognized Northern Storage Suite as challenger in their yearly ’Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management’. The company serves a global market through its six bases of operations, United States [Framingham, MA], Sweden [Stockholm], France [Paris], Finland [Helsinki], United Kingdom [London], and Italy [Turin]. For more information, visit:

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