Iomega Offers StorCenterNetwork Storage Array for Small Businesses

The StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array runs McAfee’s VirusScan Enterprise endpoint security product and is optimized for VDI environments.

Iomega, a storage solutions subsidiary of storage hardware firm EMC, announced the availability this month of the StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array, a multi-protocol networked data storage solution for small to medium-size businesses, remote office and branch office installations and distributed enterprises. Storage capacities for the StorCenter PX series range from diskless models up to 48TB. The px12-450r features the Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2 product family, 8GB of random access memory (RAM), and the option of 4TB hard disk drives (HDD).

Designed with EMC’s enterprise storage technology and optimized for deduplication, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), database and storage-based applications, the latest generation of StorCenter PX Server Class Series desktop and rackmount array products incorporates an updated version of EMC’s LifeLine software, with advanced computing features as well as utilizing 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB Server Class Series SATA drives.The StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array, currently available for ordering worldwide, is available in a range of configurations, from a diskless HDD model—available in international markets only-- and up to a 48TB configuration with a full complement of 4TB disk drives.

All product configurations include Server Class series SATA HDDs, except for the diskless model, with pricing in the United States starting at $6,999.99 for the entry-level 4TB model.The platform’s multicore processor is designed for multi-threaded storage workloads like multi-LUN iSCSI and multi-client VDI environments, while the 8GB of memory assists with workloads and supports memory-intensive tasks like the Avamar source-based deduplicating agent, included with all StorCenter PX series storage products. The StorCenter px12-450r is available in diskless and partially populated configurations and includes two Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) slots to expand the px12-450r's capabilities by adding input/output (I/O) connectivity.

The storage array also runs security specialist McAfee’s VirusScan Enterprise endpoint security product, and can run Linux applications created with the LifeLine Software Development Kit (SDK). The px12-450r also supports solid state drives (SSDs), designed for large amounts of small block random I/O workloads such as virtualization and database, and the platform expands on the px12-350r's user serviceability with an updated mechanical design that includes a replaceable processor, which can be removed using two thumbscrews. To expand the storage capacity, all product configurations include disk drive trays so users can add HDDs.

"The launch of the new StorCenter px12-450r continues Iomega's expansion of its high performance PX series NAS product line to meet the storage solution needs of our growing SMB customers," Imoega chief operating officer Mike Nikzad, said in a statement. "Designed with the latest Intel processing architecture at its core, Iomega is among the first to market with the highest performance at the best value available in its class. Built with scalable server class storage, the StorCenter px12-450r is also designed to support today's cloud and virtualization storage demands while having enough available headroom to meet the future storage and application growth opportunities."