Iomega Reveals New Storage Server Lineup

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Iomega is offering a new series of storage arrays that can use either high capacity SATA drives or speedy SSDs

EMC’s Iomega unit has launched a new line of storage servers with the StorCenter PX Server Class Series of network storage products.

This is a line of desktop and rackmount NAS devices utilising server class drives and is aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), remote offices and distributed enterprises.

Model Specs

Designed with EMC storage technology, Iomega’s StorCenter PX Server Class Series incorporates a new version of EMC LifeLine software with advanced computing features as well as 1TB, 2TB and 3TB server class SATA drives.

The new line of Iomega NAS products includes four-bay and six-bay desktop models that range from diskless to 18TB of network storage, and four-bay and 12-bay rackmount models that range from diskless to 36TB of network storage.

In addition to the existing standard features included with Iomega network storage devices, the new desktop and rackmount StorCenter PX Server Class Series launches with a new version of LifeLine software that includes features specifically targeted to operating environments, including configuration backup and restore and a scheduled power feature to create a power schedule to turn on and off StorCenter PX Server Class Series models, including day and time as well as one-time events or recurring events.

The StorCenter px4-300d Server Class Series consists of four HDD bays and up to 12TB of storage; the StorCenter px6-300d Server Class Series is outfitted with six HDD bays and up to 18TB of storage capacity. Both models are available diskless, partially populated and fully populated.  Empty bays in both models are fitted with a drive carrier that can accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch HDD drives, as well as SSD drives for performance-intensive applications.

With up to 12TB of storage capacity, the StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array Server Class Series features four bays for use with HDDs or SSDs. The px4-300r comes in a space-saving 1U form factor ranging from diskless to fully populated with HDD and/or SSD drives. Iomega’s flagship rackmount unit, the StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage array Server Class Series, utilises 12 bays in a 2U form factor that ranges from partially populated with 4TB to fully populated with up to 36TB.

SMB Focus

The desktop StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Server Class Series starts at $699.99 (£444), the desktop StorCenter px6-300d Network Storage Server Class Series starts at $899.99 (£571), the rackmount StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array Server Class Series starts at $1,699.99 (£1,079), and the rackmount StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage Array Server Class Series starts at $4,999.99 (£3.175).

“Iomega’s StorCenter PX Server Class Series is another move forward in Iomega’s plan to provide small and mid-sized businesses and distributed enterprises with network storage products that combine advanced features and capabilities with the ease-of-use often required by smaller organisations and remote work groups,” said Benjamin Woo, program vice president of worldwide storage systems at IT research firm IDC.

“With many of the same attributes as enterprise network storage solutions yet tailored to the smaller enterprise, the PX Server Class Series raises the high end of Iomega’s network storage offerings to a new level that continues to fit nicely below EMC’s entry-level storage systems,” he added.

The StorCenter PX Server Class Series makes it possible to archive, protect and share physical security video and audio files from anywhere (with an Internet connection). StorCenter PX Server Class Series devices offer the ability to optimise video surveillance installations from four to 48 IP cameras per device.

The StorCenter network storage family offers three flexible video surveillance storage and management solutions for SMBs and distributed enterprises: Surveillance Storage Target is a scalable network storage for recorded or archived surveillance video. Integrated Video Management Systems blends smart storage with video management software and IP cameras for an integrated video surveillance solution, and Iomega Hosted Video Surveillance Solutions leverage the power of cloud storage and the ubiquity of a browser-based video management system interface for a more cost-effective security solution.

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