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Iomega Announces Availability of Latest Network Storage Array For Small and Medium Business, Remote Office/Branch Offices And Distributed Enterprises

New Iomega StorCenter px12-400r NAS Delivers Innovative Network Storage at Affordable Prices

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights

  • Iomega's latest network storage array powered by EMC storage technology with sister company software innovations, including EMC Atmos Cloud Connector and EMC Avamar data deduplication
  • Ideal for production data stores, server virtualization, backup-to-disk target and video surveillance applications
  • 12-bay, 2U network storage array ready for use today with 4TB* Server Class hard drives and the option of solid state drives
  • Available in diskless, partially populated or fully populated configurations up to 48TB in a single array
  • Included McAfee VirusScan Enterprise provides industry-leading anti-virus protection

Iomega, a global leader in data protection, today announced the worldwide availability of the new Iomega® StorCenter™ px12-400r Network Storage Array, a rackmount unit that leverages easy-to-use best-in-class EMC® storage technologies at price points ideal for small and medium business, remote office/branch office installations and distributed enterprises. 

The StorCenter px12-400r combines extremely high data throughput with quad-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and an Intel Core i3 Processor in user-friendly storage configurations ranging from a diskless model that allows users to add their own hard drives to models that incorporate the flexibility of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB Server Class hard drives.

Additionally, the StorCenter px12-400r utilizes the latest version of the award-winning EMC® LifeLine™ software, an advanced operating system for Iomega NAS devices that makes EMC's expertise and cloud capabilities available to a broad range of smaller business users and others.

Among the advanced functions incorporated into the new StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array: deduplication, VDI, database and storage-based applications.  Emerging applications include video management systems (VMS) for surveillance and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise running natively on the storage.

Executive Quotes

"The launch of the new StorCenter px12-400r continues Iomega's expansion of its high performance PX series NAS product line that now includes multiple storage array and desktop models to meet the advanced data storage needs of small businesses up to remote enterprise locations," said Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation.  "Built with scalable Server Class storage and performance capabilities at the top of its class, the StorCenter px12-400r is designed to locally store, protect and share business data as well as encompassing cloud and virtualization storage capabilities that give today's savvy business users a breadth of options for current and future storage and application growth opportunities."

"At Complete IT Systems, we pride ourselves on combining top flight customer service with a comprehensive offering of the latest IT products available in the marketplace today," said Paul Spence, Managing Director of Complete IT Systems Ltd, a leading provider of information technology solutions, products and services in the UK.  "Iomega network storage products have been a mainstay of our recommended offerings to many of our small and medium enterprise clients. The new StorCenter px12-400r represents another rackmount option for those clients that require state-of-the-art network storage that is versatile in terms of sophisticated local and remote storage, the latest in virtualization, data protection capabilities and more.  The fact that Iomega network storage devices have proven themselves to be easy-to-use, cost effective and reliable in many of our client installations gives me great confidence in the latest addition to Iomega's high performance network storage products."    

Welcome to the new Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array

The StorCenter px12-400r utilizes the Intel Core i3 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge Processor to support demanding workloads such as virtualization, deduplication, database management and video surveillance.  Other performance and reliability features include 4GB of DDR3 memory, four 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports, and support for 10GbE through optional PCI card (when available; sold separately).

Available in diskless (0TB) as well as partially and fully populated configurations, the StorCenter px12-400r empowers users with the option to start small in terms of storage capacity, or provide their own HDDs and grow as workloads and storage capacity dictate.  The px12-400r is qualified with a broad range of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB Server Class HDDs, topping out at 48TB of storage (12 x 4TB).  For users who start small in storage capacity, Iomega offers four-drive disk packs to enable expansion to 8- and 12-drive configurations.  

The new StorCenter px12-400r is compatible with multiple virtualization platforms, including VMware vSphere 5.0, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008R2.

Iomega's latest network storage array operates as an ideal iSCSI target, providing block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially for backup, database and email application performance. Other business class features include Windows Active Directory Trusted Domains, Microsoft Cluster Server and Hyper-V Live Migration support.  

Software Enhancements

The new StorCenter px12-400r runs the industry-leading McAfee VirusScan Enterprise product natively on the storage, giving smaller businesses and others added protection from viruses and other malicious threats.  McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is an endpoint security product that requires no external server. 

The included EMC Atmos® Cloud Connector lets users backup and share data using Iomega network storage devices as the source and Atmos cloud technology as the target.  Users can setup cloud folders and configure jobs to automatically copy data to any Atmos cloud. 

With EMC Avamar® support on the StorCenter px12-400r, users have the industry's first storage product that natively supports EMC's industry-leading Avamar sub-file deduplication for remote office/branch office backup.

The StorCenter px12-400r can also run Linux applications created with Iomega's LifeLine™ Software Development Kit (SDK), now available free of charge.

Availability and Warranty

The new Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array is now available worldwide.  The product is available in a range of configurations, from a diskless HDD model up to a 48TB of storage capacity.  All product configurations include Server Class SATA HDDs (except for the diskless model.)  Pricing in the U.S. starts at $4,699.99 for the diskless model.  (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 425 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading desktop and rackmount network attached storage products ideal for content sharing, data protection at small offices, small and medium businesses and distributed enterprises, as well as vertical applications such as video surveillance installations. To learn about all of Iomega's network storage solutions, please go to the Web at www.iomega.com.  Resellers can visit Iomega at www.ioclub.net.

NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

Copyright© 2012 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved.  Iomega, StorCenter, EMC, Avamar, Atmos, and LifeLine are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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