News | October 10, 2012

Iomega Announces Availability Of New Flagship Network Storage Array For Small And Medium Business, Remote Office/Branch Offices And Distributed Enterprises

New Iomega StorCenter px12-450r NAS Features Latest in Hardware and Software Innovations For “Complete” Network Storage Solution

San Diego

News Highlights

  • First EMC® network storage array utilizing the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v2 Product Family for increased performance with reduced power consumption 
  • Designed for advanced business computing functions, includingdeduplication, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and storage-based applications
  • 12-bay, 2U network storage array ready for use today with 4TB* disk drives
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise included, provides industry-leading anti-virus protection
  • New EMC® LifeLine™ software technology with integrated Cloud capabilities powers new Iomega® StorCenter™  px12-450r Network Storage Array

Iomega®, a global leader in data protection, today announced the worldwide availability this month of the new Iomega® StorCenter™ px12-450r Network Storage Array, multi-protocol networked data storage for small and medium business, remote office/branch office installations and distributed enterprises.  The StorCenter px12-450r features the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2 Product Family, 8GB RAM, improved user supportability and the option of 4TB hard disk drives (HDD).  Additionally, the StorCenter px12-450r utilizes the latest version of the EMC® LifeLine™ software, an advanced operating system that makes EMC’s enterprise class expertise and cloud capabilities available to a broad range of users.

The new StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array is designed for advanced functions including deduplication, VDI, database and storage-based applications.  Examples of 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 px12-450r continues Iomega’s expansion of its high performance PX series NAS product line to meet the storage solution needs of our growing SMB customers,” said Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation.  “Designed with the latest Intel processing architecture at its core, Iomega is among the first to market with the highest performance at the best value available in its class. Built with scalable server class storage, the StorCenter px12-450r is also designed tosupport today’s cloud and virtualization storage demands while having enough available headroom to meet the future storage and application growth opportunities.”

“As an active beta tester and early user of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-450r, we have been very impressed with the feature set, high performance and ease-of-use of Iomega’s new StorCenter px12-450r,” said Bob Hoefsloot, CEO of Real Solutions Haarlem, a premier business reseller based in the Netherlands.  “Our customers will appreciate the dependability and scalability of the StorCenter px12-450r, as well as the breadth of data sharing and data protection capabilities and the latest in cloud and virtualizationexpertise that gives this network storage array the versatility required by so many forward-thinking, growing businesses today.  The new px12-450r will be a featured solution in the affordable high-end network storage array offerings that Real Solutions Haarlem brings to our SMB and distributed enterprise customers.”

“At TIG, our focus is on providing fully-featured IT solutions to SMBs, mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as federal, state and local government entities,” said Lutz Vomberg, Storage Practice Director for the Technology Integration Group (TIG), a long-standing North American reseller based in San Diego and a member of Iomega’s ioclub Premier Plus reseller program.  “Our clients look to us for solid, dependable data management solutions that can be scaled to meet their needs as their business and technology needs grow over time.  We have experienced good successwith Iomega’s previous generation of the px12 network storage array among a broad spectrum of our clients, so we’re looking forward to the same success as we present the increased capabilities of the next generation of the px12 rackmount solution to our clients.”

Anatomy of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array

Integral to the StorCenter px12-450r is the new low-power Intel Xeon Processor E3-1265L v2, coupled with 8GB memory.  The multicore processor excels at multi-threaded storage workloads like multi-LUN iSCSI and multi-client virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).  The 8GB memory assists those workloads and easily supports memory-intensive tasks like the Avamar source-based deduplicating agent, included with all Iomega StorCenter PX series storage products.

The new StorCenter px12-450r is a ground-up redesign of Iomega’s previous top-of-the-line model, the StorCenter px12-350r.  The StorCenter px12-450r is available in diskless and partially populated configurations (diskless version available in international markets only), enabling users to start small in terms of storage capacity, or provide their own HDDs and grow as workloads and storage capacity dictate.  The px12-450r is qualified with a broad range of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB consumer hard drives and Server Class Series HDDs, as well as 4TB HDDs, which are newly available with the px12-450r.  All product configurations and expansion drives for the px12-450r available from Iomegainclude Server Class SATA drives for the highest reliability.

The new px12-450r also supports solid state drives (SSDs), ideal for large amounts of small block random I/O workloads such as virtualization and database.  The px12-450r expands on the px12-350r’s user serviceability with a new mechanical design that includes a replaceable processor by removing just two thumbscrews.  To expand the storage capacity, all product configurations include disk drive trays so users can add HDDs. 

One of the key advantages of adopting leading edge technology like the new Intel Xeon Processor is that the StorCenter px12-450r can handle advanced workloads to increase the lifespan of the network storage array for end users.  The multicore processor and 8GB memory are ready for the next generation of storage-based applications.  The px12-450r includes 2 PCIe slots to further expand the px12-450r’s capabilities, particularly by adding I/O connectivity, such as 10GbE when it becomes widely available.

Software Enhancements

The StorCenter px12-450r features two software enhancements that are well matched to its leading edge hardware complex.  The px12-450r is the industry’s only sub $10K (IDC price bands 1&2) storage array to run the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise product natively on the storage.  Also the px12-450r can run Linux applications created with Iomega’s LifeLine™ Software Development Kit (SDK).

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is an enterprise-class endpoint security product which runs natively on the px12-450r, no external server required.  Enterprise-class threat scanning means 1) threat identification and remediation through McAfee’s global network and reach and 2) consistent features (e.g., scanning options) and behavior (e.g., management and reporting) with the rest of McAfee’s VirusScan family.    McAfee VirusScan will be included on all Iomega PX series network storage products when it becomes available.

About the Iomega StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Products

Designed with world class EMC® enterprise storage technology, Iomega’s newest generation of StorCenter PX Server Class Series desktop and rackmount array products incorporates a new version of EMC® LifeLine™ software with advanced computing features as well as utilizing 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TBserver class SATA drives for higher reliability and continuous operation incritical business functions, such as “always on” video surveillance applications.  Storage capacities in the StorCenter PX series range from diskless models up to 48TB.

Availability and Warranty

The new Iomega® StorCenter™ px12-450r Network Storage Array is now available for ordering worldwide.  The product is available in a range of configurations, from a diskless HDD model (international markets only) up to a 48TB configuration with a full complement of 4TB disk drives.  All product configurations include Server Class Series SATA HDDs (except for the diskless model.)  Pricing in the U.S. starts at $6,999.99 for the entry level 4TB 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 innovativestorage 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 videosurveillance 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 obsoleteinventory; (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 and StorCenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  EMC and LifeLine are trademarks are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Iomega Corporation

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