SAN DIEGO, Calif. - April 16, 2009 -
Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the latest addition to its growing network solutions portfolio with the worldwide launch of the affordable, easy-to-use Iomega® StorCenter™ Pro ix4-200r NAS Rackmount Server. Powered by the robust EMC® LifeLine™ operating system, the StorCenter Pro ix4-200r delivers economical file sharing, fast data throughput, cross-platform support and world class enterprise level features for today's small to medium businesses and remote work groups.
The new StorCenter Pro ix4-200r provides up to 4TB* of networked storage to business users searching for the easiest and most technologically advanced way to share, secure and protect their most important data, including productivity application data, media files, backup data, and other digital files. This four-drive NAS rackmount server offers such advanced features as iSCSI block-level access, multiple RAID configurations, folder quotas support, jumbo frames, Windows Active Directory support, remote access and management, IP security camera support and a first for its rackmount storage capacity and price category: VMware® Ready certification for vitualization installations – all at a starting price of less than $1,800.00.
"The feature set and EMC software innovation in the new StorCenter Pro ix4-200r makes this rackmount NAS a powerful and affordable networking solution for today’s dynamic small and mid-sized businesses," said Jonathan Huberman, President of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "Rock solid reliability and ease-of-use are hallmarks of the new ix4-200r NAS. Iomega is the only entry level NAS provider that incorporates EMC’s world class storage technologies into products like the new ix4-200r, which not only separates Iomega from the competition but sets apart the ix4-200r from similar rackmount units."
The new ix4-200r NAS offers an array of business-focused features that make it an advanced, innovative and easy-to-use network storage rackmount unit. The features include:
With just four mouse clicks, the ix4-200r is ready to work with any computer on the network. Management of the ix4-200r is handled by a user friendly web interface, accessible in any of 11 supported languages. Users can access files from any networked Windows PC, Linux workstation or Macintosh computer for easy file-sharing, data backup and print-serving.
The four drives in the ix4-200r are hot-swap SATA II hard drives that minimize downtime and allow for easy replacement. And with Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and a high-performance embedded architecture, the ix4-200r boosts small business productivity by making data readily accessible and secure over a local network.
The StorCenter Pro ix4-200r NAS provides data backup and protection for any number of desktops and laptops with integrated EMC Retrospect® Express 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.
For additional protection, the ix4-200r includes MozyHome™ online backup service, a secure way to store, protect and access important files. MozyHome online backup service provides 2GB of free online storage per user for backing up selected folders directly from their computers to world-class EMC data centers. Users can also upgrade to unlimited online storage for just $4.95 per month per client computer, or to the centrally-managed MozyPro® plan for businesses.
The StorCenter Pro ix4-200r 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 Pro ix4-200r NAS Rackmount Server is compatible with Windows®, Mac OS®, and Linux® environments. The interface is localized in 11 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, German, and Russian).
The 2TB Iomega® StorCenter™ Pro ix4-200r NAS Rackmount Server is now available worldwide for $1799.99; the 4TB model is also now available worldwide for $2,799.99. (All prices are U.S. suggested retail.) Both models include a three-year warranty (with registration).
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