October 04, 2007 09:01 ET

Isilon Systems Selects IXIASOFT to Develop a DITA-based Knowledge Center Portal

Isilon's Knowledge Center Portal will provide online access to their DITA-based technical documentation

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - IXIASOFT, the XML content management market leader, announced today that Isilon® Systems, the leader in clustered storage, has chosen IXIASOFT to develop its DITA-based Knowledge Center Portal. The Isilon Knowledge Center portal will provide customers a single access point for help information, reference information, knowledgebase articles, and product downloads.

Isilon Systems has chosen the DITA standard in order to improve technical documentation efficiency and deliver on-demand personalized information to their partners and customers. In order to support their DITA-based documentation process, Isilon Systems has just deployed IXIASOFT's DITA CMS Framework for the production of their content.

The DITA CMS Framework will push DITA content directly to the Knowledge Center allowing Isilon to fully leverage the structure and modularity of their content. One of the key advantages of the Knowledge Center is that users of the portal - partners, customers, internal Isilon teams - will necessarily have access to up-to-date information giving them the tools to perform high quality work. The Knowledge Center, just like the DITA CMS Framework, is based on TEXTML Server, IXIASOFT's award-winning XML database.

"We are excited to work with IXIASOFT on this project. The Knowledge Center will fully leverage our usage of DITA and enable us to further reuse our modular content." said Steven Anderson, Technical Publications Manager at Isilon. "Isilon's Knowledge Center will enable our customers and partners to have real-time access to centralized information delivered according to their profile - this is dynamic publishing at its best."

"Isilon's Knowledge Center Portal is a natural extension to the DITA CMS Framework solution that we recently deployed to support their DITA-based documentation process." said Eric Bergeron, President of IXIASOFT. "When they decided to use DITA, Isilon had a clear vision that this standard would improve the efficiency of their technical communications processes. Now, with the Knowledge Center project, Isilon is taking their DITA strategy to the next level by offering users this dynamic portal."

The Insight Knowledge Center Portal is scheduled to be delivered in October 2007. IXIASOFT is currently exhibiting at the DITA 2007 East Conference in Raleigh, NC, October 4-6th.


IXIASOFT is a leading provider of XML content management software to organizations worldwide. Its flagship product, TEXTML Server, is a native XML database used to store, index and retrieve large volumes of XML content. It is an embeddable component which has been integrated into various content management applications. IXIASOFT also offers the DITA CMS Framework, a content management solution designed for technical communicators to efficiently author, manage and publish DITA-based documentation. IXIASOFT enjoys a global customer base in various vertical industries including newspaper & publishing, technical documentation, software/hardware manufacturers and libraries & education.

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