• Press Release

    May 26, 2011

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI Boot Storm Surprises Audience with New Standard for Low Cost Per Seat

    Iomega and VMware bring Enterprise Class VDI To SMBs and Distributed Enterprises

    SAN DIEGO - May 26, 2011 -

    Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced a "first" in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for small and medium sized businesses and distributed offices when 100 thin clients with VMware View 4.6 were simultaneously booted in a matter of minutes – an unheard VDI implementation utilizing a sub-$3,000 network storage device.

    Before thousands of IT professionals at the recent EMC World in Las Vegas, the six-bay desktop high performance and scalable Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d – utilizing two 128GB* solid state drives and four 2TB** hard disk drives – booted 100 Wyse clients to VMware View on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform in less than five minutes, establishing a new low cost, high performance bar for VDI deployments for today's small installations, such as a Fortune 500 call center or a professional services firm. To see the video of this amazing demonstration, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrPNB1b_M0w.

    "VDI's are taking enterprise IT installations by storm today, but until now small and medium sized businesses and distributed offices didn't have the capabilities to take advantage of the cost savings and management simplicity," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega. "With the power of EMC companies VMware and Iomega, the advantages of VDI are now accessible to whole new segments of businesses and others for less cost than ever. The new Iomega StorCenter PX series products are powerful business class network storage devices that were created using the same practices that produce EMC's enterprise network storage products. This demonstration continues Iomega's multi-year history of collaboration with VMware and why we were the first in our class to have the full VMware certification. This demo is one more example of Iomega's thought leadership in this space and our close relationship with VMware – all because Iomega is part of the EMC family."

    All You Need to Know About the New Iomega PX Network Storage Series

    The new Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Series of network storage products, launched earlier this month, is Iomega's most advanced series of desktop and rackmount NAS devices created specifically for high performance use at small- to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises.

    Powered by world class EMC® storage technology, the StorCenter PX Series features four-bay and six-bay desktop models and a four-bay rackmount model, each available in scalable configurations at competitive prices. SMBs, remote offices and distributed enterprise users will benefit from the optional use of SSD drives for even higher performance, as well as such advanced data protection features as multiple RAID levels with hot swap drives, UPS support, user quotas, device-to-device replication and certification for most virtualization environments.

    Easy to set up, simple to manage, affordable to own, Iomega's new StorCenter PX Series of network storage devices range from diskless with no included storage up to 18TB of storage capacity. The PX Series also includes award-winning Iomega Personal Cloud technology, empowering users to protect and share data from virtually anywhere without any incremental costs.

    Desktop StorCenter px4-300d and px6-300d

    The new StorCenter PX series features two desktop models, each available in flexible configurations.

    The Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d consists of four HDD bays and up to 12TB of storage, and the Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d is outfitted with six HDD bays and up to 18TB of storage capacity. Empty bays in both models are fitted with a drive carrier that can accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch HDD drives, as well as SSD drives for performance-intensive applications.

    Rackmount StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array

    With up to 12TB of storage capacity, the Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r Network Storage Array features four bays for use with HDDs or SSDs. The px4-300r comes in a space-saving 1U form factor ranging from diskless to fully populated with HDD and/or SSD drives. Moreover, the px4-300r has all of the high availability features of Iomega's flagship rackmount unit, the Iomega® StorCenter™ ix12-300r Network Storage array, including redundant power supplies.

    CDW is One-Stop Shop for New StorCenter PX Series

    In the U.S., CDW has a 30-day exclusive at launch for disk-populated models of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series network storage devices, beginning immediately. The diskless versions of the desktop StorCenter px4-300d, the desktop StorCenter px6-300d, and the rackmount StorCenter px4-300r, will be available in the U.S. at launch from all distribution, resellers and DMR channel partners.

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