Iomega announced its new StorCenter ix2 network storage device based on enterprise-class EMC storage technology. Available in multiple configurations, the ix2 provides up to 6TB of network storage for content sharing, data protection as well as as cloud computing and video surveillance applications at small businesses, work groups, remote offices and distributed enterprises.
The two-bay storage device supports RAID 1 (mirrored) data protection, and supports automatic setup of Iomega QuikProtect backup software for simplified PC and Mac computer backups. It includes out-of-the-box video surveillance capabilities supporting up to five IP network cameras by Axis, Bosch or Panasonic. IP security cameras can capture and store video (in MPEG4 format) directly to the StorCenter ix2 without the need of a dedicated PC, allowing users fast playback of video surveillance footage and live-view camera support.
The StorCenter ix2 supports iSCSI target for block-level access for efficient storage utilization, and easy device-to-device data replication with two Iomega StorCenter units. It is VMware and XenServer certified for virtual desktop implementations. For easy remote access, the device features Iomega Personal Cloud for protect, share and access your data from anywhere in the world and Iomega Link for iOS devices for a convenient remote iPhone and iPad connection to your data. Users can expand storage capacity by adding external USB hard drive as well.
To be released in February, the Iomega StorCenter ix2 starts at $199.99 for the diskless model.