Press Release

Iomega Expands Network Storage Offerings with New High Performance Scalable NAS Devices

New EMC Designed and Tested Iomega StorCenter PX Series Delivers Business Class Performance to SMBs and Distributed Enterprises: • Solid State Drives, Dual Core Intel Processor • Certified for VMware, Citrix, Windows Server • Fully Populated, Partially Populated and Diskless Configurations • Built-in Iomega Personal Cloud Technology for No-Cost Cloud Capabilities • Up to 18TB in Desktop Enclosure, 12TB in Rackmount Array

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2011 - 

Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the worldwide launch of the 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 for 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 utilization.
  • 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.

CDW is One-Stop Shop for New StorCenter PX Series

In the U.S., CDW has a 30-day exclusive at launch for disk-populated models of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series network storage devices, beginning immediately. The diskless versions of the desktop StorCenter px4-300d, the desktop StorCenter px6-300d, and the rackmount StorCenter px4-300r, will be available in the U.S. at launch from all distribution, resellers and DMR channel partners.

"Iomega's new business class StorCenter PX series is a solid addition to CDW's premiere network storage offerings for our SMB customers," said Matt Troka, senior vice president, product and partner management, CDW. "The StorCenter PX series is a versatile line of high performance, feature-rich network storage devices with the capabilities, versatility and growth capacity that our SMB customers look for in advanced network storage products to protect and manage the critical data of their businesses. CDW brings the best the market has to offer to our customers, and the new Iomega PX series fits in perfectly with our approach."

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 organizations, 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."

About EMC

The new Iomega PX Series of network storage devices is now available worldwide.

The desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d Network Storage devices start at $799.99 for the diskless model, the partially-populated 4TB model is $1,199.99, the 8TB model fully populated with 4x2TB HDDs is $2,299.99, and the fully populated 12TB (4x3TB HDDs) model is $2,999.99.

The desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d Network Storage devices start at $1,199.99 for the diskless model, the partially-populated 6TB model is $1,699.99, the fully populated 12TB model (6x2TB HDDs) is $3,299.99, and the fully populated 18TB model (6x3TB HDDs) is $3,999.99.

The rackmount Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r Network Storage Array units start at $2,299.99 for the diskless model, the fully populated 8TB model (4x2TB HDDs) is $2,999.99, and the fully populated 12TB model (4x3HDDs) is $3,799.99. There is no partially populated px4-300r rackmount model.

All pricing is U.S. suggested retail.

The Iomega StorCenter PX Series includes a standard three-year limited warranty with U.S.-based phone support 13 hours a day, five days a week. Optional service plans include Iomega's Enhanced Service Plan which includes 24x7 phone support with advance replacement.

To review all of the features of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series of network storage devices, please go to www.iomega.com.

Iomega is a worldwide leader of innovative storage solutions for small businesses, distributed enterprises, home offices, and consumers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC, the world's premier information infrastructure technology provider, Iomega has shipped more than 14 million terabytes of storage since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's portfolio includes industry-leading network attached storage solutions that utilize world class EMC storage and security technologies as well as Iomega's Personal Cloud technology; one of the industry's broadest selections of portable and desktop hard drives; multimedia drives that make it easy to view video and Internet content in the living room; and the one-of-a-kind Iomega® SuperHero™ Backup & Charger for iPhone. To learn more go to www.iomega.com. Resellers in US can visit www.iomega.com/ipartner and in EMEA visit www.ioclub.net.

Press Contacts

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Iomega Corporation
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*1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

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