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Iomega® StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage

2009-10-12 10:08:43

Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the next generation of its popular double-drive desktop NAS appliance with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega StorCenter ix2-200. Based on industry-leading enterprise-class EMC storage technologies, the versatile yet affordable StorCenter ix2-200 wraps ease-of-use around big business data management functionality and advanced media serving and other consumer features that make it the ideal NAS appliance for small business users and home users.

Available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, the new ix2-200 utilizes a very simple four-step setup to be operational in a matter of minutes - be it in a business setting or in the digital home. Starting at less than €250, the ix2-200 employs an easy-to-understand interface to provide robust data management and protection for the serious business user, as well as the latest in multimedia serving and remote access features that makes it a breeze to access your own data, whether in the office, the home, or anywhere else in the world. Among the standout business features of the new StorCenter ix2-200: Device-to-device replication for business continuity and file recovery iSCSI block-level access for efficient storage utilization. RAID 1 configurations for optimized data protection Windows Active Directory support. A new front panel QuikTransfer button for easy copying of selected files. User replaceable hard drives. Multiple IP security camera support. And for the forward-thinking small business, VMware certification for virtualization installations.

The new StorCenter ix2-200 also has a treasure trove of features for the digital home, including: A DLNA certified UPnP AV Media Server that makes the ix2-200 the central repository for serving up all your movies, pictures, music and other files to any compatible device on your network. Serves as a Time Machine target for Apple computer backups. Built-in torrent support for file-sharing without the need for a dedicated PC. Bluetooth capability for uploading all kinds of digital content from a smart phone. Cooliris slide show plug-in allows for easy photo viewing. And remote access to the ix2-200 from anywhere in the world "The new StorCenter ix2-200 is definitely the easiest to use small office and consumer network storage appliance in the marketplace today," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC.

"Combining EMC’s world class enterprise storage and security technologies with advanced media serving features makes the ix2-200 a versatile and affordable NAS appliance that gives smaller organizations, work groups and home users not only cost-effective and robust network storage but some of the same sophisticated data management capabilities as a Fortune 100 corporation – but without any need for IT experience." The new Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS appliance is now available in the Americas and Europe from retailers, VARs and IT resellers. For more information please visit product's page.