Iomega (http://www.iomega.com) has announced the worldwide launch of the new Iomega StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage array. It’s a rackmount storage device for small and medium businesses, as well as small enterprise locations such as workgroups, departments and distributed/branch offices.
Supporting groups of up to 250 users, the StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage array provides up to 24TB of networked storage in a 2-rack unit (2U) form factor. The StorCenter ix 12-300r has sophisticated configuration and networking features often only available in larger enterprise installations, and is ideal for production file (NAS) and block (SAN) data storage, backup to disk (B2D) of critical business data, shared storage for virtualized environments.
The StorCenter ix12-300r mounts in an EIA-310 standard equipment rack and starts with 4TB and 8TB base configurations that can be expanded in four-drive increments of 4TB or 8TB, up to a total of 24TB. In the U.S., configurations of the StorCenter ix12-300r will be available in mid-May from CDW and can be purchased in mid-June from Iomega’s other US channel partners, including EMC’s Velocity partners, at a starting estimated U.S. suggested list price of $4,999.99 (4TB model).