Iomega Announces Lower Cost Solution for SMBs

Paul Lilly

Network storage specialist Iomega on Tuesday unveiled what it describes as the "most advanced entry" in its lineup of network storage products, the Iomega StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage array. Iomega is billing the device as the ideal rackmount storage device for small and medium businesses (SMBs), in addition to small enterprise locations like workgroups, departments, and distributed/branch offices that need expandable storage and advanced features without a dedicated IT staff.

"The new StorCenter ix12-300r is an exciting network storage array that delivers EMC's world class enterprise storage technologies to small businesses and distributed enterprises in the market segment between the current Iomega and EMC network storage offerings," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "From capacity, expandability and reliability to network flexibility to support for applications like Microsoft Exchange 2010, the ix12-300r retains Iomega's signature ease-of-use with key features business users expect and need, including testing and list on EMC's own EMC Storage Matrix (ESM). The software capabilities, testing and certification set the ix12-300r apart from anything else in its category."

The StorCenter ix12-300r mounts in an EIA-310 standard equipment rack and is available in 4TB and 8TB configurations. These can both be expanded in four-drive increments of 4TB or 8TB for a total of 24TB.

CDW will carry the new storage device in mid-May, while other US partners will begin offering it in mid-June. Pricing will start at $5,000 for the 4TB model, Iomega says.

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