Iomega introduced its new line of StorCenter PX Servers today, giving small business and enterprise customers even more options when it comes to backing up their data across the network. The new lineup leverages Iomega’s and parent company EMC storage experience to create several new NAS models.
Each box packs 1, 2 or 3TB drives, which means that customers can pick up a unit that delivers anywhere from zero to 36TB of storage. The desktop models include both four- and six-bay models (0 – 18TB) while the rackmount devices are available in four- and twelve-bay variants (0 – 36TB).
Lower-end models utilize Intel’s power-sipping Atom CPU to drive the storage units, while higher-end units use Intel Celeron as well as, interestingly, Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs.
The new PX line brings a few advanced features generally reserved for high-end storage appliances down to the achievable realm of the smaller business user, including block and file level encryption, personal and hosted cloud storage interoperability, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+1 and 6 modes and certification for vSphere 5.0, XenServer, and Windows Server 2k3 and up.
The new Iomega StorCenter px4-300r.
In addition, the new StorCenter PX lines feature dedicated hardware and firmware to deal with the unique needs of video surveillance customers – each PX can store the video feeds from up to 48 IP security cameras. Models from Bosch, Panasonic and Axis are all supported.
Iomega’s new desktop models include the StorCentrer px4-300d and px6-300d, which are the four- and six-bay models, respectively. Rackmount versions are the new StorCenter px4-300r and px12-350r, featuring either four or twelve bays. Each of the four new devices are available diskless, partially filled, or completely populated with hard drives. Each bay’s drive carrier can handle both 2.5- and 3.5-inch drives, so users can employ both high-speed SSDs and high-storage HDDs.
All of the new StorCenters are available worldwide starting today. The px4-300d starts at $699.99, the px6-300d at $899.99, the px4-300r at $1,699.99, and the px12-350r at $4,999.99.