Iomega Announces New Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r
New Rack-Mount Powerhouse Broadens
SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2007 – Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced a new rack-mount addition to its extensive line of network attached storage models for small and mid-sized businesses: the new Iomega® StorCenter TM Pro NAS 450r Series with print server capability.
Featuring advanced performance, capacity, and energy efficiency in a 1U form factor, the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r series featuring 1 TB and 2 TB models is the ideal rack-mount file server for protecting and sharing critical data at small to medium-sized businesses, corporate workgroups, and remote offices.
Iomega is showing the new StorCenter Pro NAS 450r for the first time at next week’s Storage Networking World tradeshow, beginning April 16 in San Diego. The product is slated to begin shipping next month.
“The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r provides SMBs and other users with cost effective, highly optimized file-serving and enterprise-quality data protection with the added bonus of professional-level backup and disaster recovery software that can be deployed without any IT expertise,” said Tom Kampfer, President and COO, Iomega Corporation. “Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, Dual-Core Xeon processor, hardware-based RAID, hot swappable SATA II drives, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an industry leading backup software suite are just a few of the advanced enterprise features that make the NAS 450r a superior platform for storing, protecting and archiving critical business data.”
The Windows Standard and the NAS 450r Series
The new Iomega NAS 450r series utilizes Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, resulting in seamless support for Windows file and print services and standard Windows backup and security applications.
“Microsoft is pleased to build on our longstanding partnership with Iomega and provide our mutual customers with an ideal storage solution,” said Bala Kasiviswanathan, director of branch and storage solutions at Microsoft. “Iomega’s StorCenter Pro NAS 450r with Windows Storage Server will help small and medium-sized organizations improve efficiency and productivity through enterprise-class data protection and file sharing.”
Supported Windows services include Distributed File System (DFS-N and DFS-R), Encrypting File System (EFS), Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), Change Journal, Integrated SRM and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), Active Directory Service, Indexing Service, Print Management Console, and Print Serving with a five printer limit (upgrade to unlimited printers available).
High Performance, Energy-Efficient Design
Hardware-based RAID, hot-swappable 7200-RPM SATA II drives, and Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor technology help the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r Series achieve excellent performance and energy efficiency.
Intel’s Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor technology offers up to 3 times the performance of previous-generation single-core Xeon processors while operating within a 65 watt envelope, significantly improving energy efficiency and performance per watt.
Four hot-swappable 7200-RPM SATA II drives combine with hardware-based RAID 0 (Striping), 1 (Mirroring), or 5 (Striping with Parity), offering flexible options in performance and data protection. RAID security minimizes downtime and provides data retrieval and availability should a drive fail.
Other hardware features on the new NAS 450r include dual Gigabit Ethernet connections, ECC memory, and an Ultra 320 SCSI (VHDC1) connection for high-speed archival backup.
Painless Installation and Management
Deploying an Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r Series storage server is virtually automatic with Iomega’s plug-and-play configuration and self-discovery software, requiring no network downtime. Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 comes standard with unlimited client access licenses (CALs), so the 450r integrates seamlessly into existing Microsoft Windows networks.
An Advanced Client Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution
Iomega provides Touch-Free™ backup software for client PCs with CA BrightStor ARCserve OEM edition software with disaster recovery, version 11.5, along with EMC Retrospect Express software for client backup and recovery (5-client license included; additional licenses available from Iomega).
Client PCs on the network can choose continuous backup or scheduled backup to the 450r Series server. With continuous backup, every file the user creates or changes on a client PC can be automatically copied to the 450r Series server as a backup destination. Data security is further enhanced with EMC® Retrospect® Express software’s ability to back up multiple file revisions and its easy configuration of scheduled backups if preferred.
Reliability, Availability, Serviceability
The 450r series meets high reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) requirements at an affordable price with all of the following features:
StorCenter Pro NAS 450r storage servers are supported by all standard Windows enterprise backup applications. The 450r storage servers also support mixed computing environments including Windows, Mac®, Linux, and UNIX.
Microsoft Windows Print Server Option
All Iomega NAS 450r storage servers come with Microsoft Windows Print Server to provide centralized support and management for up to five network printers. Support for unlimited network printers is an available upgrade option.
Price, Availability, and Requirements
The 1TB Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r with print storage server is expected to be available worldwide next month for $3,999. The 2 TB Iomega StorCenter™ Pro NAS 450r with print storage server is expected to be available worldwide in the same timeframe for $4,999. (All prices are U.S. suggested list.) A 4 TB StorCenter Pro NAS 450r model is expected to ship later this year.
Upgrade options include Microsoft Windows Print Server support for an unlimited number of network printers and Iomega’s Gold Plus service plan. All 450r series servers include a standard three-year warranty with telephone, e-mail, and web-based customer support.
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega’s product portfolio includes industry leading network attached storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning removable storage technology, the REV ® Backup Drive. OfficeScreen ®, Iomega’s managed security services, available in the U.S. and select markets in Europe, provides enterprise quality perimeter security and secure remote network access for SMBs, which help protect small enterprises from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega’s digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ipartner.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega® StorCenter Pro NAS 450r Series , anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications, future applications for the new product, references to shipping a 4TB version of the 450r Series later in 2007, and all other statements that are not purely historical, are forward‑looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward‑looking statements are based upon information available to Iomega as of the date hereof, and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to update any such forward‑looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties encountered in ramping up production or other manufacturing issues, including component availability and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing and conformity to specifications, dependence upon third party suppliers, competition, intellectual property rights and other risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10‑K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
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* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
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