Iomega Announces New Rackmount and Desktop NAS Devices for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
New Iomega® StorCenter™ Pro Servers Boost Capacity and Meet the Growing Need for Network Storage
SAN DIEGO, September 20, 2007 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data protection and security, today expanded its lineup of network attached storage (NAS) servers with new rackmount and desktop devices designed to meet the growing data needs of contemporary small and mid-sized businesses.
For rackmount implementations, Iomega is announcing two new four-drive models to its current NAS offerings: the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB* Server and the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB Server with Print Serving capability. Both models are designed to fit seamlessly into the data center with support for key Microsoft file services.
For cost-effective desktop NAS, the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 150d 3TB Server gives SMB network administrators a reservoir of add-on network storage with Active Directory support and unbeatable ease-of-use.
"The new Iomega 200r and 150d NAS devices are excellent examples of Iomega continuing to maximize NAS performance and usability at great prices that deliver real value to SMBs that need secure, reliable network storage for their growing data needs," said Tom Kampfer, president and COO, Iomega Corporation. "Iomega has the industry's broadest lineup of network storage devices for the growing needs of SOHO and small business customers. From basic to feature-rich Windows-based servers, as well as Linux-based network hard drives ranging in capacity from 250GB to 3TB, we have the right network storage devices, at the right price, to address all phases of a growing small business."
Both the 200r and the 150d NAS devices use a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) port to connect to the network and come with four SATA-II drives that can be configured for RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), or RAID 5 (striping plus parity) operation. RAID 0 provides maximum performance and operating capacity; RAID 1 and RAID 5 provide maximum data security, protecting all data even in the event of a drive failure.
The 200r and the 150d NAS devices also offer true hot-swappable hard drives, meaning that any one of the four hard drives in a RAID 1 or RAID 5 array can be removed from the NAS enclosure while it is running. When a replacement drive is inserted, the NAS device will rebuild the new drive into the existing RAID 1 or 5 array without any interruption or downtime. This is an enterprise-class feature that Iomega is helping make truly affordable to the small business and home office user.
For secure storage and worry-free backup and disaster recovery, Iomega's StorCenter Pro 200r and 150d servers include five client licenses for EMC® Retrospect® Express software. Retrospect Express delivers automated, reliable, cost-effective protection for Windows® and Mac® users. Its award-winning design makes it easy to set up and manage highly efficient backups on any personal computer, greatly simplifying disaster recovery. Users can back up open files, verify backup integrity during the backup, have scheduled backups proceed even without logging in, and recover individual files or a complete system to any point in time. Additional licenses are available for purchase online at www.iomega.com.
In addition, the StorCenter Pro NAS 200r comes with CA eTrust® Antivirus version 7.1 software preinstalled. CA BrightStor® ARCserve® OEM edition with Disaster Recovery, version 11.5, is also included.
200r Server Features
Both the new Iomega® StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB (Express edition) and its companion product, the NAS 200r 1TB with Print (Workgroup edition) are rackmount NAS devices powered by Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 and support Microsoft's Encrypting File System, Volume Shadow Copy Services, and Active Directory Services. As Windows servers, they can run third-party applications, which is a major differentiator over lower-cost Linux-based products. The NAS 200r servers are compatible with today's most common backup and security software titles.
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Workgroup edition offers true Print Serving which gives the StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB with Print the ability to manage up to five printers; a Windows Print Server upgrade to unlimited printers is available as an option.
150d Server Features
In creating the StorCenter Pro NAS 150d Server, Iomega focused on NAS essentials with the priority on value and simplicity for the home and small office user. The result is a fast and easy-to-use desktop device. Iomega's Discovery Tool software makes setup virtually automatic. The StorCenter Pro NAS 150d Server supports computers running the Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. Print server functionality is built in; simply connect a printer to the included USB 2.0 interface.
Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r and 150d Servers support clients running Microsoft Windows Vista/2000/XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64, Mac® OS X 10.2.7 or higher, and Linux distributions, including Redhat 9, Madrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, and FedoraCore 3.
Supported network file protocols include Microsoft, Linux/UNIX, Apple, Internet and FTP.
Price and Availability
The Iomega® StorCenter™ Pro NAS 150d 3TB Server is now shipping worldwide for $1,699.00. The Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB Server will be available later this month for $1,899.00; the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB Server with Print will also be available later this month for $2,499.00. (All prices are suggested US retail.)
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 new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB Server and the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 150d 3TB Server, anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications, future applications for the new product 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.
* 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
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