Press Release

Iomega Brings VMware Cloud Infrastructure and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to Small Business and Distributed Enterprises

VMware vSphere 5 Certification for Top-of-the-Line Iomega Network Storage Products Creates an Ideal Combination for VMware View Virtual VDI Deployments

SAN DIEGO, November 30, 2011 - 

Iomega Corporation, an EMC company (NYSE:EMC) and a leading innovator in data storage solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced that the complete line of the Iomega® StorCenter™ PX series network storage products has been certified as VMware Ready™ for use with servers running VMware vSphere® 5, creating ideal cost-effective storage solutions for VMware® cloud infrastructure and virtual desktop deployments at small and mid-sized businesses and distributed enterprises.

"Qualifying our top-of-the-line PX series of network storage products for VMware vSphere 5 enables Iomega customers to use the newest and best technology from VMware," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corporation. "It's been our goal at Iomega to bring the cost advantages of VMware cloud infrastructure and virtual desktop deployments to SMBs and distributed enterprises. This is another important milestone in the overall value and capabilities of Iomega network storage solutions for serious business use. Bringing enterprise level applications to SMBs and distributed enterprises as part of rock solid, economical Iomega network storage solutions is what being part of EMC is all about."

"Iomega has been instrumental in delivering virtualized storage solutions for SMB customers and has demonstrated a robust solution for SMBs deploying VMware View," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "Now with VMware vSphere 5 certification for the Iomega PX series, customers can use the latest VMware technology on the network storage products that opened up the market for small installations."

News Summary:

The Iomega PX series of network storage products has been tested and certified as VMware Ready with VMware vSphere 5 as both iSCSI and NAS/NFS storage targets.* This certification means that users can take advantage of VMware vSphere features on Iomega network storage platforms designed for small and medium businesses and distributed enterprise locations with up to 250 users.

VMware vSphere 5 is the foundation for desktop virtualization, and Iomega's support of solid state disks (SSDs) with its StorCenter PX series of advanced network storage products provides a unique and compelling value to customers with small installations.

The recently introduced Iomega StorCenter PX series network storage product line now listed on the VMware hardware compatibility list includes the desktop models – the four-bay Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d and the six-bay StorCenter px6-300d – as well as the rackmount models – the Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r and flagship StorCenter px12-350r.

The certifications with both NFS and iSCSI enable users to leverage the flexibility of Iomega network storage and the capabilities of VMware vSphere 5. Certification with iSCSI enables servers running VMware vSphere 5 to use the latest version of VMware VMFS in VMware vSphere 5 on top of block storage to capitalize on benefits such as improved scalability and performance, and reduced space usage by small files. Certification with NFS lets users deploy Iomega's native file-based replication technology for backup or offsite data protection of virtual machines. Both storage options enable customers to fully utilize advanced VMware vSphere 5 features that require network shared storage. In addition, Iomega network storage devices also support CIFS for storing production data from virtual machines running Microsoft Windows.

About Iomega StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Devices

The Iomega StorCenter PX series features four models that are available in diskless, partially populated and fully populated configurations that allow users the freedom of choice and economics to grow their network storage capacity as needed. These include the new four- and six-drive desktop Iomega StorCenter px4-300d and px6-300d models, with up to 18TB** of storage, and the rackmount models – the Iomega StorCenter px4-300r and flagship StorCenter px12-350r network storage array – which offer up to 36TB of storage capacity. All StorCenter PX series models have SSD capabilities for high I/O performance.

All of Iomega's StorCenter NAS devices utilize the acclaimed EMC LifeLine™ software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment that incorporates select EMC world class storage technologies typically available only for enterprise-level customers.

About EMC

All of the Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Series models are available worldwide. Pricing starts at less than $800.00.

The Iomega StorCenter PX Series includes a standard three-year limited warranty with U.S.-based phone support up to 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.

For more information on Iomega's complete line of StorCenter network storage models, including pricing for all models, please go to www.iomega.com.

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 for small and medium businesses and distributed enterprises; one of the industry's broadest selections of direct-attached portable and desktop external hard drives; and multimedia drives that makes it easy to move video, pictures and other files from the computer room to the livingroom. To learn about all of Iomega's storage products and network storage solutions, please go to the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ioclub.

Press Contacts

Chris Romoser
Iomega Corporation
(858) 314-7148
romoser@iomega.com

Copyright© 2011 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 or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. VMware, VMware View and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) 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; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vii) component and product quality and availability; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (x) war or acts of terrorism; (xi) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiii) 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.

* The Iomega® StorCenter™ px12-350r Network Storage Array has been tested and certified as an iSCSI and NAS/NFS storage target. All other Iomega StorCenter PX series models are certified as iSCSI storage targets and are currently completing testing and certification as NAS/NFS storage targets.

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

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