We've got a great resource in the OneFS Simulator download that puts you in the driver's seat of an Isilon administrator. Now we offer an easy guide that will walk you through a great lab activity so you can demonstrate to yourself the power of scale-out storage.
So grab a copy of the OneFS Simulator first.
Refer to this great getting started video for initial setup.
Then run through this activity - and share your thoughts in the comments below. Do you like this format? Let us know and we'll have more simulator activities for you in the future!