by Lyle Smith

Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array Announced

Iomega has announced the global availability of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array, a rackmount unit that uses EMC's best-in-class storage technologies at a price suitable for small and medium businesses, remote office/branch office installations, and distributed enterprises.

The StorCenter px12-400r combines very high data-throughput with quad-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and an Intel Core i3 Processor in user-friendly storage configurations that range from a diskless model (allowing users to use their own HDs) to models containing 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB Server Class hard drives options. The StorCenter px12-400r also utilizes the latest version of EMC LifeLine software, an advanced operating system for Iomega NAS devices that makes EMC's cloud capabilities available to a variety of smaller business users and other customers.

Advanced functions incorporated into the new StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array include: deduplication, VDI, database and storage-based applications. Emerging applications include video management systems (VMS) for surveillance and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise running natively on the storage. Other performance and reliability features include 4GB of DDR3 memory, four 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports, and support for 10GBE through optional PCIe card.

The StorCenter px12-400r uses the Intel Core i3 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge Processor to support heavy workloads like virtualization, deduplication, database management, and video surveillance. Additionally, it is compatible with multiple virtualization platforms, including VMware vSphere 5.0, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008R2.

Included with px12-400r is EMC's Atmos Cloud Connector, which allows users to backup and share data using Iomega network storage devices as the source and Atmos cloud technology as the target. Users can also setup cloud folders and configure jobs to automatically copy data to any Atmos cloud.
Additionally, the StorCenter px12-400r can run Linux applications created with Iomega's LifeLine Software Development Kit, which is now available for free.

Pricing and Availability
The new Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array is now globally available in a range of configurations. All product configurations include Server Class SATA HDDs (with the exception of the diskless model). Pricing starts at $4,699.99 USD for the diskless model.

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