New network storage array from Iomega
Iomega announced the Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array, multi-protocol networked data storage for small and medium business, remote office/branch office installations and distributed enterprises.
The heart of the product is the new low-power Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2, coupled with 8GB memory. The multicore processor excels at multi-threaded storage workloads like multi-LUN iSCSI and multi-client virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The 8GB memory assists those workloads and easily supports memory-intensive tasks like the Avamar source-based deduplicating agent, included with all Iomega StorCenter PX series storage products.
The StorCenter px12-450r is available in diskless and partially populated configurations, enabling users to start small in terms of storage capacity, or provide their own HDDs and grow as workloads and storage capacity dictate.
The px12-450r is qualified with a broad range of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB consumer and Server Class Series HDDs, as well as upcoming 4TB HDDs. All product configurations and expansion drives for the px12-450r available from Iomega include Server Class Series ATA drives for the highest reliability.
The new px12-450r also supports solid state drives (SSDs), ideal for large amounts of small block random I/O workloads such as virtualization and database. It expands on the px12-350r’s user serviceability with a new mechanical design that makes the processor complex itself user replaceable by removing just two thumbscrews. All product configurations include disk drive trays to simplify capacity expansion – users just add HDDs.
One of the key advantages of adopting leading edge technology like the new Intel Xeon Processor is that the StorCenter px12-450r can handle advanced workloads to increase the lifespan of the network storage array for end users.
The multicore processor and 8GB memory are ready for the next generation of storage-based applications. The px12-450r includes 2 PCIe slots to further expand the px12-450r’s capabilities, particularly by adding I/O connectivity, like 10GbE when it becomes mainstream. Finally, the px12-450r is ready to support 4TB HDDs, expected in wide availability by the end of this year.