Iomega today announced the availability this month of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array, multi-protocol networked data storage for small and medium business.
The StorCenter px12-450r features the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2 Product Family, 8GB RAM and the option of 4TB hard disk drives (HDD). Additionally, the StorCenter px12-450r utilizes the latest version of the EMC LifeLine software, an operating system that makes EMC's enterprise class expertise and cloud capabilities available to a broad range of users.
The new StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array is designed for functions including deduplication, VDI, database and storage-based applications.
Anatomy of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array
Integral to the StorCenter px12-450r is the new low-power Intel Xeon Processor E3-1265L v2, coupled with 8GB memory. The 8GB memory assists those workloads and supports memory-intensive tasks like the Avamar source-based deduplicating agent, included with all Iomega StorCenter PX series storage products.
The StorCenter px12-450r is available in diskless and partially populated configurations, enabling users to start small in terms of storage capacity, or provide their own HDDs and grow as workloads and storage capacity dictate. The px12-450r is qualified with a broad range of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB consumer hard drives and Server Class Series HDDs, as well as 4TB HDDs, which are newly available with the px12-450r. All product configurations and expansion drives for the px12-450r available from Iomega include Server Class SATA drives.
The new px12-450r also supports solid state drives (SSDs). The px12-450r expands on the px12-350r's user serviceability with a new mechanical design that includes a replaceable processor by removing just two thumbscrews. To expand the storage capacity, all product configurations include disk drive trays so users can add HDDs.
The px12-450r also includes 2 PCIe slots to further expand the px12-450r's capabilities, particularly by adding I/O connectivity, such as 10GbE when it becomes widely available.
The sub $10K storage array runs the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise product natively on the storage. Also the px12-450r can run Linux applications created with Iomega's LifeLine Software Development Kit (SDK).