December 12, 2006 09:01 ET

Isilon Systems Selects IXIASOFT for its DITA Content Management Solution

Isilon opts for the IXIASOFT DITA CMS Framework to support its DITA-based technical documentation

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 12, 2006) - IXIASOFT, the XML content management market leader, announced today that Isilon® Systems, the leader in clustered storage, has chosen the IXIASOFT DITA CMS Framework to support and streamline their DITA-based documentation process. IXIASOFT's DITA CMS Framework was selected for its native DITA support, complete feature set and flexible approach to deliver a solution that fits with their existing processes.

The IXIASOFT DITA CMS Framework is a robust technical documentation management solution designed specifically to manage DITA content. Based on TEXTML Server, IXIASOFT's native XML repository, the DITA CMS Framework fully leverages the XML structure of all content - including DITA topics, maps and images - stored and managed by the application. Features include: a fully integrated XML editor (in this case, XMetal was selected for its user-friendliness and DITA support), a WYSIWG map editor, advanced searching, workflow support, version control, link management, binary file manipulation and multi-format publishing capabilities.

"As Isilon continues to grow we are focused on improving technical documentation efficiency to deliver on-demand and personalized information to our partners and customers." said Steve Anderson, Technical Publications Manager at Isilon. "The IXIASOFT DITA CMS Framework is the most feature-complete, flexible and scalable solution that will enable us to achieve our business objectives quickly. They clearly demonstrated their document management and DITA expertise which made partnering with IXIASOFT for this project a natural choice."

The implementation of a true single-source content management solution was becoming crucial to Isilon as their software and hardware product lines continue to increase and to reach international markets. Several business objectives were set forth and pushed Isilon to move to DITA and implement a content management solution: improve team productivity, enhance content quality, consistency and re-use, decrease time-to-market and automate various manual processes.

"The DITA CMS Framework was designed specifically to manage DITA-based content, a highly modular approach to writing technical documentation. Because the number of DITA components increase exponentially, organizations are looking for collaborative solutions enabling their writers to easily find, create, re-use, review, track and publish information through a unified interface." said Eric Bergeron, President of IXIASOFT. "With the DITA CMS Framework, Isilon will be able to achieve a quick return on their investment with a flexible solution that can grow with them as their needs continue to evolve over time."


IXIASOFT develops and distributes TEXTML Server, an embeddable XML database and search engine whose purpose is to store, index and retrieve XML content. TEXTML Server was designed to build document-centric applications, such as document management systems, technical documentation systems and knowledge management systems where the content consists mostly of rich semi-structured information. IXIASOFT enjoys a global customer base with various vertical markets such as aerospace, cross-media publishing, legal and government. Strategic partners include Adobe, XMetal (Justsystems) and Microsoft.

® TEXTML Server is a registered trademark of IXIASOFT Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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