EMC may concentrate on the high end of the storage market with its new Symmetrix V-Max platform, but it still has an eye out for the low end through Iomega.
The subsidiary just launched a low-cost NAS system designed to appeal to small organizations needing less than 4 TB of storage with little room to house it. The StorCenter pro-ix4-200r delivers 2 or 4 TB in a 1 RU space at a price of $1,800 to $2,400.
Designed for about 100 users, the device sports 3.2 Ghz Celeron processors and 1 GbE connectivity. It also supports iSCSI for block-level access and VMware ESX for NFS and iSCSI storage, and provides for remote access, RAID 5 and 10, and support for numerous Windows, Linux and Mac protocols.
It also includes EMC's LifeLine OS and the company's Retrospect Express automated backup software, as well as encryption and data protection technology from EMC's RSA division. Users can also tap into the MozyHome or MozyPro online backup services