Iomega Announces High Performance yet Affordable Four-Drive NAS Appliance With
Innovative Features for Small Businesses and Distributed Offices
Virtualization, RSA Security, Data Protection,
Replication, and Video Surveillance Technologies from EMC's Enterprise Arsenal -
No Dedicated IT Staff Required!
Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in
data protection, today announced the next generation of its quad-drive desktop
NAS appliance with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega® StorCenter™ ix4-200d.
Based on industry-leading enterprise-class EMC® storage technologies, the
affordable ix4-200d is the ideal NAS appliance for small businesses, distributed
offices and home office networks that require advanced data storage and
protection features without the need for a dedicated IT staff.
Up and running in a matter of four mouse clicks
and a few minutes, the ix4-200d NAS appliance provides up to 8TB* of networked
storage that easily integrates with existing infrastructure for expanded
storage, file-sharing and backup of critical business data. The ix4-200d
delivers advanced features such as:
iSCSI block-level access for efficient storage
Device-to-device replication to network
targets for business continuity and file recovery
Multiple RAID configurations for the highest
level of data protection
Windows® Active Directory support
Remote access and management
IP security camera support
A new front panel LCD and QuikTransfer button
for easy one-touch copying of selected files
And unique to this category of products VMware®
certification for virtualization installations - all at a starting price of
less than $700.00.
Affordably priced for small businesses and home
office use, the new
Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS appliance is now
available to IT resellers worldwide via select distribution channels, and will
be on display next week in the EMC booth at the VMworld 2009 tradeshow in San
Francisco at the Moscone Center, Aug. 31 - Sept. 3.
EMC is also pleased to announce that as part of
its Academic Alliance Program with more than 300 participating universities and
colleges around the world, a
StorCenter ix4-200d NAS appliance will be made
available under special terms to each institution.
"The new StorCenter ix4-200d delivers the
unquestionable advantages of EMC's world class enterprise storage technologies
to small businesses and distributed enterprises in an affordable and easy to use
solution," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and
Small Business Products Division of EMC. "From device-to-device replication and
iSCSI support to dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, VMware certification and
other innovative and user-friendly features, the ix4-200d is an excellent yet
affordable NAS appliance that gives smaller organizations and work groups not
only cost-effective powerful network storage but many of the same sophisticated
data management capabilities as a Fortune 100 corporation that no competitor can
Small business and consumer demand for
efficient and affordable data protection, storage and backup solutions continues
to grow as more people recognize the value in proactively protecting and being
able to quickly recover their data. The functionality and overall performance
found within the new StorCenter ix4-200d will enable channel partners to deliver
world class enterprise storage technology solutions at an affordable price and
in a form factor that is easily managed. That's a great value proposition,
especially in today's budget conscious marketplace.
Powerful, Versatile and Dependable to Meet
Today's Data Management Challenges
Available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities, the
Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS desktop
appliance utilizes the acclaimed EMC LifeLine™ software, a fully-developed Linux
operating environment and suite of applications that protects your data and
performs valuable business tasks above and beyond simple storage, all designed
to make it easy to securely store, protect and serve up data when you need it
and where you want it. EMC LifeLine software is designed for cross-platform
support with PC, Mac and Linux computers.
The ix4-200d can be configured with different
levels of RAID support: RAID 5 (pre-configured) and RAID 10 (both with automatic
RAID rebuild), as well as JBOD. The four drives in the ix4 are user replaceable
SATA II hard drives that minimize downtime.
With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and a
high-performance embedded architecture, the ix4-200d boosts small business
productivity by making data readily accessible and secure over a local network.
The ix4-200d also has three USB 2.0 ports for adding printers or additional
storage capacity with external USB drives.
In the home office, users also benefit from the
ix4-200d's advanced media features, listed below.
Key Features of the StorCenter ix4-200d NAS
ix4-200d NAS appliance offers an array of
additional features that make it one of the most advanced, innovative and
easy-to-use network storage device for small businesses today:
Device-to-Device Replication (D2D):
Copy or backup files to and from the ix4-200d to any other NAS device
without the need for a client computer. Jobs can be set to run at
pre-determined schedule or at the touch of the ix4-200d's QuikTransfer
button. The ix4-200d uses either the rsync or Windows File Sharing protocol
to transfer data between itself and another network storage device.
iSCSI Support: Provides
block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially
for database, email and backup application performance. This feature also
allows host-based operating systems and virtualization software to use the
full capabilities of their native file systems, such as enabling VMFS for
VMware® Ready Certification:
The ix4-200d is certified as both NAS (NFS) and iSCSI storage for VMware
vSphere. The ix4-200d is listed on the VMware hardware compatibility list,
enabling small businesses and other work groups to affordably take advantage
of the benefits and advanced features offered by shared storage in a VMware
environment. The ix4-200d is the ideal storage match for smaller
virtualization deployments that use the new VMware vSphere Essentials and
vSphere Essentials Plus software packages.
Remote Access: Set up remote
access and remotely manage and access data on the ix4-200d from anywhere in
Multiple Network Protocols:
Works in Windows, Linux and Mac environments with network protocol support
including CIFS/SMB/Rally, NFS, and AFP/Bonjour. The ix4-200d also supports
advanced protocols such as HTTP, FTP and SNMP.
Time Machine® Support: Lets
Apple® users easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later)
using Time Machine.
Windows® Active Directory Support:
Allows the ix4-200d to function as a client member in an Active Directory
domain, giving users and groups access to the ix4-200d.
Video Surveillance: Supports
up to five Axis® Network video cameras, for real-time monitoring and video
capture directly to the ix4-200d, without the need of a dedicated computer
(dependent upon system workload and network conditions). The ix4-200d can be
used as a storage target for other network surveillance cameras as well.
Print Server: Supports
intelligent print sharing capability for up to three USB printers directly
connected to the ix4-200d.
UPnP AV Media Server:
Compatible with UPnP and DLNA certified media players, the ix4-200d streams
photos, audio content and videos to not only laptops and computers but a
variety of media devices, including game consoles (Xbox® 360, Sony
PlayStation® 3), audio bridges, iTunes™ players, networked digital picture
frames and other compatible devices.
Bluetooth® capability: Allows
users to upload contacts, photos and more from a cell phone, pocket PC or
Blackberry® phone (Bluetooth USB adapter required, sold separately).
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP):
Supports no touch, automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via one
of the four USB 2.0 ports on the ix4-200d.
Versatility: Supports read
and write on various formats, including Fat32, HFS+, NTFS or ext2/ext3
formatted hard disks.
Alerts: Provides email and
SNMP notification for quick system status.
System Dashboard: Provides
easy-to-understand status information on space utilization, device,
peripheral and backup status.
Backup and Security Software for a Complete
StorCenter ix4-200d NAS appliance provides data
backup and protection for any number of desktops and laptops with integrated EMC
Retrospect® backup software. During the set-up process, users choose files and
folders for scheduled automatic backups. After that, any changes or additions
are updated and saved automatically.
The ix4-200d also comes with Iomega QuikProtect™
backup software for simple scheduled file-level backup of data to hard drives
and network-attached storage devices.
For data security, the ix4-200d also includes
RSA® BSAFE® encryption security technology for protecting installs and upgrades
from viruses or malware. RSA is the security division of EMC that protects
digital data at many of the world's largest banks.
The StorCenter ix4-200d NAS appliance is
compatible with Windows®, Mac OS®, and Linux® PCs. The interface is localized in
11 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Traditional and Simplified Chinese, German, and Russian).