Iomega StorCenter PX NAS VMware Ready
Iomega Corporation, an EMC company, announced that the line of the
PX series network storage products has been certified as VMware Ready for use
with servers running vSphere 5, creating storage solutions for VMware cloud
infrastructure and virtual desktop deployments at SMBs and distributed
"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."
The PX series of network storage products has been tested and certified as
VMware Ready with vSphere 5 as both iSCSI and NAS/NFS storage targets. This
certification means that users can take advantage of vSphere features on Iomega
network storage platforms designed for SMBs and distributed enterprise locations
with up to 250 users.
vSphere 5 is the
foundation for desktop virtualization, and Iomega's support of SSDs with its
StorCenter PX series of network storage products provides a value to customers
with small installations.
The recently introduced StorCenter PX series
network storage product line now listed on the VMware hardware compatibility
list includes the desktop models - the four-bay StorCenter
px4-300d and the
StorCenter px6-300d - as well as the rackmount models - the
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 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 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.
StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Devices
StorCenter PX series features four models that are available in diskless,
partially populated and fully populated configurations that allow users to grow
their network storage capacity. These include the new four- and six-drive
px6-300d models, with up to 18TB of storage, and
the rackmount models - the 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 I/O performance.
All of Iomega's StorCenter NAS devices utilize the EMC LifeLine software, a
Linux operating environment that incorporates select EMC storage technologies
typically available only for enterprise-level customers.