Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Boot Storm Surprises Audience With New Standard for Low Cost per Seat

Iomega and VMware bring Enterprise Class VDI To SMBs and Distributed Enterprises

26 May, 2011, 09:00 ET from EMC Corporation

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced a "first" in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for small and medium sized businesses and distributed offices when 100 thin clients with VMware View 4.6 were simultaneously booted in a matter of minutes -- an unheard VDI implementation utilizing a sub-$3,000 network storage device.

Before thousands of IT professionals at the recent EMC World in Las Vegas, the six-bay desktop high performance and scalable Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d -- utilizing two 128GB* solid state drives and four 2TB** hard disk drives -- booted 100 Wyse clients to VMware View on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform in less than five minutes, establishing a new low cost, high performance bar for VDI deployments for today's small installations, such as a Fortune 500 call center or a professional services firm.  To see the video of this amazing demonstration, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrPNB1b_M0w.

"VDI's are taking enterprise IT installations by storm today, but until now small and medium sized businesses and distributed offices didn't have the capabilities to take advantage of the cost savings and management simplicity," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega.  "With the power of EMC companies VMware and Iomega, the advantages of VDI are now accessible to whole new segments of businesses and others for less cost than ever. The new Iomega StorCenter PX series products are powerful business class network storage devices that were created using the same practices that produce EMC's enterprise network storage products.  This demonstration continues Iomega's multi-year history of collaboration with VMware and why we were the first in our class to have the full VMware certification.  This demo is one more example of Iomega's thought leadership in this space and our close relationship with VMware -- all because Iomega is part of the EMC family."

All You Need to Know About the New Iomega PX Network Storage Series

The new Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Series of network storage products, launched earlier this month, is Iomega's most advanced series of desktop and rackmount NAS devices created specifically for high performance use at small- to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises.

Powered by world class EMC® storage technology, the StorCenter PX Series features four-bay and six-bay desktop models and a four-bay rackmount model, each available in scalable configurations at competitive prices.  SMBs, remote offices and distributed enterprise users will benefit from the optional use of SSD drives for even higher performance, as well as such advanced data protection features as multiple RAID levels with hot swap drives, UPS support, user quotas, device-to-device replication and certification for most virtualization environments.  

Easy to set up, simple to manage, affordable to own, Iomega's new StorCenter PX Series of network storage devices range from diskless with no included storage up to 18TB of storage capacity.  The PX Series also includes award-winning Iomega Personal Cloud technology, empowering users to protect and share data from virtually anywhere without any incremental costs.

Desktop StorCenter px4-300d and px6-300d

The new StorCenter PX series features two desktop models, each available in flexible configurations.

The Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d consists of four HDD bays and up to 12TB of storage, and the Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d is outfitted with six HDD bays and up to 18TB of storage capacity.  Empty bays in both models are fitted with a drive carrier that can accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch HDD drives, as well as SSD drives for performance-intensive applications.  

Rackmount StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array

With up to 12TB of storage capacity, the Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r Network Storage Array features four bays for use with HDDs or SSDs.  The px4-300r comes in a space-saving 1U form factor ranging from diskless to fully populated with HDD and/or SSD drives.  Moreover, the px4-300r has all of the high availability features of Iomega's flagship rackmount unit, the Iomega® StorCenter™ ix12-300r Network Storage array, including redundant power supplies.    

CDW is One-Stop Shop for New StorCenter PX Series  

In the U.S., CDW has a 30-day exclusive at launch for disk-populated models of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series network storage devices, beginning immediately.  The diskless versions of the desktop StorCenter px4-300d, the desktop StorCenter px6-300d, and the rackmount StorCenter px4-300r, will be available in the U.S. at launch from all distribution, resellers and DMR channel partners.

Availability and Warranty

The new Iomega PX Series of network storage devices is now available worldwide.  

The desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300d Network Storage devices start at $799.99 for the diskless model, the partially-populated 4TB model is $1,199.99, the 8TB model fully populated with 4x2TB HDDs is $2,299.99, and the fully populated 12TB (4x3TB HDDs) model is $2,999.99.

The desktop Iomega® StorCenter™ px6-300d Network Storage devices start at $1,199.99 for the diskless model, the partially-populated 6TB model is $1,699.99, the fully populated 12TB model (6x2TB HDDs)  is $3,299.99, and the fully populated 18TB model (6x3TB HDDs) is $3,999.99.

The rackmount Iomega® StorCenter™ px4-300r Network Storage Array units start at $2,299.99 for the diskless model, the fully populated 8TB model (4x2TB HDDs) is $2,999.99, and the fully populated 12TB model (4x3HDDs) is $3,799.99.  There is no partially populated px4-300r rackmount model.

All pricing is U.S. suggested retail.

The Iomega StorCenter PX Series includes a standard three-year limited warranty with U.S.-based phone support 13 hours a day, five days a week.  Optional service plans include Iomega's Enhanced Service Plan which includes 24x7 phone support with advance replacement.

To review all of the features of the new Iomega StorCenter PX Series of network storage devices, please go to www.iomega.com.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

About Iomega

Iomega is a worldwide leader of innovative storage solutions for small businesses, distributed enterprises, home offices, and consumers.  A wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC, the world's premier information infrastructure technology provider, Iomega has shipped more than 14 million terabytes of storage since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's portfolio includes industry-leading network attached storage solutions that utilize world class EMC storage and security technologies as well as Iomega's Personal Cloud technology; one of the industry's broadest selections of portable and desktop hard drives; multimedia drives that make it easy to view video and Internet content in the living room; and the one-of-a-kind Iomega® SuperHero™ Backup & Charger for iPhone.  To learn more go to www.iomega.com. Resellers in US can visit www.iomega.com/ipartner and in EMEA visit www.ioclub.net

NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

*1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes

**1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

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