Iomega ( has announced the Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage, a two-bay desktop network storage device available in multiple configurations and designed specifically for content sharing and data protection as well as cloud computing and video surveillance applications at small businesses, work groups, remote offices and distributed enterprises.   

Based on enterprise-class EMC storage technology, the new Iomega StorCenter ix2 provides up to 6TB of network storage for small and medium-sized business networks and distributed or remote locations utilizing Mac, PC and Linux computers. It encompasses such business capabilities as out-of-the-box video surveillance capabilities for up to five IP camera installations. 

Users can also utilize their choice of cloud backup capability with Mozy, Amazon S3 and EMC Atmos-enabled cloud backup services offered by service providers, as well as Iomega’s Personal Cloud technology. All of the new Iomega® StorCenter ix2 Network Storage models are expected to be available worldwide in February 2012.  Pricing starts at US$199.99 for the diskless model without any included hard drives.