• Press Release

    November 30, 2011

    Iomega Brings VMware Cloud Infrastructure and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI to Small Business and Distributed Enterprises

    VMware vSphere 5 Certification for Top-of-the-Line Iomega Network Storage Products Creates an Ideal Combination for VMware View Virtual VDI Deployments

    SAN DIEGO - November 30, 2011 -

    Iomega Corporation, an EMC company (NYSE:EMC) and a leading innovator in data storage solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced that the complete line of the Iomega® StorCenter™ PX series network storage products has been certified as VMware Ready™ for use with servers running VMware vSphere® 5, creating ideal cost-effective storage solutions for VMware® cloud infrastructure and virtual desktop deployments at small and mid-sized businesses and distributed enterprises.

    "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."

    News Summary:

    The Iomega PX series of network storage products has been tested and certified as VMware Ready with VMware vSphere 5 as both iSCSI and NAS/NFS storage targets.* This certification means that users can take advantage of VMware vSphere features on Iomega network storage platforms designed for small and medium businesses and distributed enterprise locations with up to 250 users.

    VMware vSphere 5 is the foundation for desktop virtualization, and Iomega's support of solid state disks (SSDs) with its StorCenter PX series of advanced network storage products provides a unique and compelling value to customers with small installations.

    The recently introduced Iomega StorCenter PX series network storage product line now listed on the VMware hardware compatibility list includes the desktop models – the four-bay Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d and the six-bay StorCenter px6-300d – as well as the rackmount models – the Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r and flagship StorCenter px12-350r.

    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 VMware 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 fully 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.

    About Iomega StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Devices

    The Iomega StorCenter PX series features four models that are available in diskless, partially populated and fully populated configurations that allow users the freedom of choice and economics to grow their network storage capacity as needed. These include the new four- and six-drive desktop Iomega StorCenter px4-300d and px6-300d models, with up to 18TB** of storage, and the rackmount models – the Iomega 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 high I/O performance.

    All of Iomega's StorCenter NAS devices utilize the acclaimed EMC LifeLine™ software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment that incorporates select EMC world class storage technologies typically available only for enterprise-level customers.

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