Iomega StorCenter NAS
introduces the PX Server Class Series of Desktop and Rack-Mountable NAS Storage
PX Series arrays support advanced video capture
EMC's Iomega subsidiary today unveiled a new series of
desktop and rack-mountable storage arrays that use high capacity SATA or
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs).
StorCenter PX Server Class Series of storage
arrays range in price from $400 to $10,000 and offer up to 36TB of capacity.
The new arrays are being marketed as data protection for
small- to mid-size businesses, remote offices and the remote office locations of
The PX Series 300d desktop NAS system
The StorCenter PX Server Class Series of network storage
products can be deployed as both a desktop and rack-mount network-attached
storage (NAS) devices. The PX Series can utilize 1TB, 2TB or 3TB SATA hard
drives. The PX Series 300d comes in a four-bay and six-bay desktop configuration
for up to 18TB capacity for a four-bay.
The PX4-300r and PX12-350r rackmount NAS system
The PX4-300r and PX12-350r arrays are four-bay (1U, or
1.75-in high) and 12-bay (3U high) rack-mount models, respectively, that support
up to 36TB capacity. Both configurations support either 2.5-in or 3.5-in.
The arrays are based on Intel Celeron and Core 2 Duo
processors and feature EMC's LifeLine software.
Lifeline enables automated backup and data restoration, as
well as array configuration information that includes users, groups, device
identification and share names and permissions. "This capability is particularly
useful when cloning a configuration across the deployment of multiple systems,
such as branch offices and retail locations," Iomega said in a statement.
The management software can also schedule system power ups
and downs to automatically turn on and off StorCenter PX Server Class Series
models. Users can also create encrypted volumes for both block- and file-level
In addition, the PX-series has SMART hard drive monitoring
that reports on the status of all drives, sending a warning when a drive's
health becomes questionable.
Users can also take advantage of the Secure File Transfer
Protocol for moving data across networks to other computer systems.
The arrays natively support EMC's cloud storage service,
Atmos, for offsite data storage as well as the LifeLine Native Video
Surveillance Enhancements, which support Axis, Panasonic IP cameras and Bosch IP
cameras. The array supports up to 48 IP video cameras via a browser-based video
management system interface.
For users requiring higher performance, the PX arrays also
have an SSD option and can use Intel's dual-core processors and up to four GbE
NICs and 4GB of DRAM.
The arrays are certified for VMware vSphere 5.0, Citrix
XenServer and Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2.
Finally, Iomega is introducing its "Personal Cloud"
technology - a web-based computing architecture that connects an
StorCenter PX Server Class Series network storage device to other users and/or
devices via the Internet.
The desktop Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage
Server Class Series starts at $699.99 retail; the desktop Iomega StorCenter
px6-300d Network Storage Server Class Series starts at $899.99; the rackmount
Iomega StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array Server Class Series starts at
$1,699.99; and the rack-mount Iomega StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage Array
Server Class Series starts at $4,999.99.