Jamie Shepard, Executive Vice President, International Computerware, Inc. (ICI)"At ICI, we recognize the increasingly important role that Big Data plays in creating meaningful competitive advantage for our customers. EMC clearly shares that same vision. With the introduction of its next-gen Isilon operating system — OneFS 7.0 — EMC has succeeded in simultaneously addressing Big Data challenges AND the type of file system challenges commonly encountered by enterprises, allowing ICI to compete and win more frequently against products from other vendors. We applaud this vision and look forward to working with EMC to help our customers meet their most pressing storage challenges." Technology Partner Quote: Cheryl Doninger, SAS Senior Director, Research and Development "Big Data will continue to grow and put more pressure on companies to continue to increase performance. Isilon OneFS will help address this with the simplicity of a shared storage environment, ease of administration, performance and scalability. Our customers demand powerful yet easy-to-use tools for managing shared file systems critical to working with SAS software. With OneFS 7.0, companies using both SAS and Isilon technology are able to easily manage Big Data as it continues to get bigger." Analyst Quote: Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralitix "EMC Isilon has always been about scale, and scale is driven by much more than hardware. OneFS 7.0 brings key capabilities for performance, scalability and availability in the latest version of a proven OS—making scale-out NAS even simpler to manage while catering to storing the biggest of Big Data. EMC has again coupled power with innovation with this latest EMC Isilon upgrade." EMC Quote: Sam Grocott, Vice President Marketing & Product Management, EMC Isilon "With the way Big Data is growing, customers can't keep throwing more hardware and administrators at the problem—they need smart, scalable software to ensure high performance and availability in the form of scale-out NAS. The more complex storage becomes, the simpler management needs to be, which is why we've architected OneFS 7.0 for easy management of the powerful storage infrastructure that's under the hood. Overall, the latest version of OneFS offers the best of both worlds: the ease of a simple storage solution with the horsepower of EMC Isilon."