Iomega Announces Microsoft and Citrix Certifications for Flagship Network Storage Products

Virtualization and Server Compatibility Certifications Enable Customers To Deploy Iomega Storage Devices in Industrial Strength Environments with Confidence.Iomega Also Announces Expansion of Rackmount Network Storage Line To 8TB for under $4,000

Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data
protection, announced today at the Storage Networking World conference
a full battery of interoperability logo certifications with the
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems, as well as
the Citrix XenServer server virtualization platform.

Iomega’s
flagship network storage products, the StorCenter ix4-200r rackmount
server, the desktop StorCenter™ ix4-200d server and the recently
announced desktop StorCenter™ ix2-200 Network Storage appliance, are
all now certified for the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog and Citrix
Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCLs) as part of the Citrix Ready™
program. Additionally, the ix2-200 iSCSI target will appear on the
Windows Server Catalog by the end of October.

These
certifications validate interoperability and adherence to testing
criteria supporting customer deployments of Iomega network storage
appliances in sophisticated environments. Additionally, logo
certification assures customers of the best service from Iomega and
supported operating system vendors as a result of thorough testing in
applicable test suites.

Iomega also announced today that
it increased the capacity of the StorCenter ix4-200r, its
high-performance rackmount network storage product. By incorporating
2TB* SATA disk drives into the product the ix4-200r is now available in
an 8TB capacity to serve the data hungry needs of virtualized
environments, file serving and unstructured data applications such as
video surveillance. The high performance of the ix4-200r, based on
Intel Celeron processor, 8TB capacity and additional logo
certifications, distinguishes the ix4-200r at the top of its class of
network storage products for small and medium business, workgroups and
departments.

"These additional certifications mean that
new and existing customers can now use Iomega network storage products
in their most sophisticated environments." said Jonathan Huberman,
president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products
Division of EMC. "This is another example of the synergy between EMC
and Iomega, combining EMC’s industry-leading best practices for
interoperability with Iomega’s innovative storage products for small
environments. Without a doubt, the logo certifications combined with
the new capacity point vaults the ix4-200r to the head of its class."

The
Iomega network storage products are on the respective vendors’ HCLs,
and the new ix4-200r is now available worldwide from Iomega’s network
of IT resellers.

Certifications for Peace of Mind in a Microsoft Environment

The
Iomega StorCenter ix4-200r, ix4-200d and the recently announced ix2-200
appliance are Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86 and x64 certified iSCSI
RAID storage devices. This prestigious certification confirms that the
Iomega iSCSI target products have been tested to Microsoft’s standards
and customers can use these Iomega storage units with confidence in the
high percentage of new Windows Server environments. The same products
are also certified with Windows Server 2003 x86 and x64 as iSCSI
storage devices.

Windows Server 2008 certification
validates storage devices for both physical and Hyper-V virtual
environments including high availability with Microsoft MPIO. Windows
Server and Windows Server Hyper-V support a broad range of storage
including low cost iSCSI targets such as Iomega to large scale
enterprise iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN arrays.

"Microsoft is pleased to work with Iomega to certify the StorCenter
products with Windows Server and Hyper-V," said Eric Jewett, director
of Windows Server Division at Microsoft. "The entry of smaller form
factor storage devices such as Iomega offers customers even lower cost
options for deploying Windows and Hyper-V while also offering advanced
solutions and high availability."

Citrix XenServer for Streamlined Deployments

Citrix Ready certification of the Iomega products as both NAS and
iSCSI storage devices with the Citrix XenServer 5.5 server
virtualization platform enables customers to deploy virtualization at a
very low cost. The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions
that are trusted to enhance the Citrix Delivery Center™ product family,
which includes XenServer. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to
third party products that have successfully met verification criteria
set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the
compatibility of the joint solution offering.

"By certifying interoperability with Citrix XenServer, Iomega is
making it easy for their customers to fully leverage the resources and
functionality of their existing storage systems with virtualization at
a fraction of the cost," said Scott Armstrong, senior manager,
Strategic Alliances, Citrix Systems. "This not only expands the use
cases for both companies’ products, but also enables our customers to
more easily integrate virtualization into their existing IT frameworks
and create a more agile virtual infrastructure."

Iomega – Expanding the Use Cases for Shared Storage

With the announcement of these new certifications customers can
confidently use Iomega network storage for server-based applications
previously not addressed by storage in Iomega’s class.

Price and Availability

The new 8TB StorCenter ix4-200r rackmount NAS server is now
available worldwide for $3,799.99. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)
The various Iomega network storage products are listed on the
respective vendors’ Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCLs).

 

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