Friday, February 05, 2010

Sujal Patel

President and CEO; Founder

Isilon® Systems is the proven market leader in scale-out network attached storage (NAS). Our clustered storage and data management solutions for file-based data drive unique business and economic value for customers by maximizing the performance of their mission-critical applications, workflows, and processes. Isilon enables enterprises and research organizations to manage large and rapidly growing amounts of file-based data in a highly scalable, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective way.

More than 1200 companies such as NBC Universal, Merck, Sony, NASA and Harvard Medical School turn to Isilon because their rapidly growing stores of file-based data-audio, video, images, and other unstructured data-create significant management and cost challenges that traditional storage systems are not able to effectively address. Our family of award-winning products-powered by Isilon''s OneFS® operating system software-accelerates our customers'' complex, mission critical workflows, while reducing their capital and operating expenditures.

Sujal Patel is the founder of Isilon and is recognized for pioneering clustered storage as an innovative technical architecture and creating this new sector of the enterprise storage market. Sujal has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2007. He served as Isilon''s Chief Technology Officer from 2001 to March 2008 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from the founding of Isilon in 2001 until August 2003. From 1996 to 2001, Sujal served in various senior engineering roles at RealNetworks, Inc., in part as chief architect behind the company''s second-generation core media delivery system. Sujal holds a number of patents and pending patents, including those for the Isilon OneFS™ distributed file system. Sujal holds a bachelor''s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park.