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S3 Attains Isilon Platinum Status and Wins European Partner of the Year Award

22/06/10 | in: Press Releases

Isilon recognises achievements’ of S3 in delivering successful scale-out NAS projects to a growing client base within biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

UK — 22nd June, 2010 – Solid State Solutions (S3), a leading Value Added Integrator of Data Storage and Storage Management Systems, today announced it has been named as Isilon’s European Partner of the Year following an outstanding annum successfully delivering major Isilon projects for a growing roster of pan European clients. S3 has also become the first UK channel partner to attain Platinum status within the recently launched Isilon Preferred Partner Program.

“S3 have shown a real commitment and expertise in delivering Isilon scale-out NAS solutions to a number of high profile clients within complex environments,” explains Mark Stevens, Vice President & General Manager in EMEA for Isilon Systems, “This award and achievement of Platinum partner status is recognition from Isilon of the outstanding work S3 has carried out over the last year and we look forward to working with them on a number of upcoming projects and events over 2010.”

S3 has worked closely with Isilon to host its annual Data Management in Life Sciences Seminar, which has included guest speakers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Illumina.

“Isilon is an innovative and progressive storage vendor that has created a platform that delivers scalability, performance and cost reduction features that offer many advantages to our clients,” comments Simon Ragg, Managing Director for S3, “Our position as a Platinum partner and the expertise we have developed in-house is helping us to deliver successful projects that deliver real benefits.”

About S3 – Simplified Storage Solutions.

Solid State Solutions trading as S3 is a leading privately owned Information Management Solutions Company. Founded in 1988 S3 has jealously maintained its position as an independent vendor. Through a judicious choice of partners and an imaginative and innovative approach, S3 applies advanced technologies and creative thinking to the solution of complex business challenges for a diverse range of clients. The company is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. For further information visit

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