Iomega expands network storage offerings with new scalable NAS devices

Iomega, an EMC company, has launched its new Iomega StorCenter PX Series of network storage products, Iomega's most advanced series of desktop and rackmount NAS devices created specifically for high performance use at small-to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises.


Powered by world class EMC storage technology, the StorCenter PX Series features four-bay and six-bay desktop models and a four-bay rackmount model, each available in scalable configurations at competitive prices.  SMBs, remote offices and distributed enterprise users will benefit from the optional use of SSD drives to drive even higher performance, as well as such advanced data protection features as multiple RAID levels with hot swap drives, UPS support, user quotas, device-to-device replication and certification for most virtualization environments.  
Easy to set up, simple to manage, affordable to own, Iomega's new StorCenter PX Series of network storage devices range from diskless with no included storage up to 18TB* of storage capacity.  The PX Series also includes award-winning Iomega Personal Cloud technology, empowering users to protect and share data from virtually anywhere without any incremental costs.
"The new Iomega StorCenter PX series products are powerful business class NAS devices designed to meet and exceed the network storage needs of today's small and mid-sized businesses," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega.  "The PX series has the same easy-to-use LifeLine operating system and hardware designed and tested by the same team that produces EMC's enterprise network storage products. The result is easy-to-use, high performance desktop and rackmount network storage devices with a server-class pedigree, advanced data protection features, flexible storage configurations, Iomega's Personal Cloud technology and more.  With the debut of the StorCenter PX series, Iomega now offers a complete range of network storage solutions for everyone from entry-level consumers and home offices to SMBs and distributed enterprise locations of the world's largest companies."
Advanced Business Features of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series
The many business class features and advanced capabilities of the new desktop and rackmount StorCenter PX series include:
High performance through optional solid state drives, dual Core Intel processor, 2GB memory and dual GbE NICs.

Multiple RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+1 (hot spare) and 6, all with automatic RAID rebuild and hot swap functionality.

 Scalable configurations include fully populated, partially populated and diskless options.  7200 rpm SATA HDDs and SSD Drives are available from Iomega or may be purchased from the approved vendor list. 

Active Directory Support and remote access for anytime, anywhere data availability.

 Certified for VMware vSphere 4.0, Citrix XenServer, and Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2.

 Cross-platform file sharing with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and simultaneous iSCSI block access for the most efficient storage utilisation

All major network file protocols supported.

Iomega Personal Cloud technology, a revolutionary web-based computing architecture that connects your Iomega network storage device to other individuals and/or devices via the Internet.  

Windows Active Directory Trusted Domains, MSCS and Hyper-V Live Migration Support.

 Data replication and device-to-device copy jobs keeps your data backed up and secure.

With the embedded AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS), the PX Series provides support for up to 12 AXIS IP security cameras for affordable and superior video surveillance solutions compared to today's traditional DVR-based surveillance installations.

 Network storage performance tested by EMC's highly respected E-Lab.  
Desktop StorCenter px4-300d and px6-300d
The new StorCenter PX series features two desktop models, each available in flexible configurations.
The Iomega StorCenter px4-300d consists of four HDD bays and up to 12TB of storage, and the Iomega StorCenter px6-300d is outfitted with six HDD bays and up to 18TB of storage capacity.  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.  
Rackmount StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array
With up to 12TB of storage capacity,  the Iomega StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array 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.  Moreover, the px4-300r has all of the high availability features of Iomega's flagship rackmount unit, the Iomega StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage array, including redundant power supplies.    
Analyst Quote
"Iomega's new StorCenter PX series is an SMB network storage solution which fits naturally between Iomega's previous top-end StorCenter devices and EMC's latest entry-level offering," said Liz Conner, senior research analyst, storage systems & personal storage, IDC. "Targeted at smaller organisations, the PX line offers enterprise storage and security features, an easy-to-use interface, affordable pricing and such new features as Iomega's Personal Cloud technology, hot swappable disks, SSD capability, and model sku's with full, partial and diskless options."

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