We wrote about the deal that Iomega made with McAfee, for installing VSEL on all StorCenter PX network storage products, and now we get to cover the newest member of that line.
Called StorCenter px12-450r multi-protocol network storage array, it is intended for VDI, database, storage-based and dedupe applications.
The hardware revolves around an Intel Xeon E3-1200 x2 central processing unit (CPU).
Said CPU is backed by 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) and manages the data stored on up to 12 server class SATA hard drive units.
The maximum capacity supported is 4 TB, which is more than HDDs currently offer. In other words, this is one of those “future-proof” devices.
Not only that, but two PCI Express slots allow various I/O capabilities to be added on top of what is already available.
Most notably, it will be possible to fully take advantage of 10 gigabit Ethernet networks when they finally become more commonly used.
"With the introduction of the new StorCenter px12-450r, Iomega continues to expand its high performance PX series NAS product line to meet the storage solution needs of our SMB customers," said Mike Nikzad, chief operating officer, Iomega Corporation.
"Designed with the latest Intel processing architecture at its core, Iomega is first to market with the highest performance at the best value available in its class. Built with scalable server class storage, the StorCenter px12-450r is also designed to support today's cloud and virtualization storage demands while having enough available headroom to meet the future storage and application growth opportunities."
In addition to common programs and the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software suite already mentioned, the Linux-loaded StorCenter px12-450r can run software made with Iomega's LifeLine Software Development Kit (SDK).
Sales of the 0-48 TB network attached storage array will begin in the third quarter of the year (July-September, 2012), for $5,499.99 (4,336 Euro) or more.