Network storage specialist Iomega has unwrapped details of this year's StorCenter ix2 Network Storage refresh. The two-bay small-business/prosumer oriented device ships in February in a range of configurations up to 6TB.
Prospective purchasers can opt for a diskless or single drive configuration (choices of 1TB, 2TB or 3TB of total storage capacity) or dual drive configuration with RAID (2TB, 4TB or 6TB) to balance future expansion with up front cost (those hard drives ain't as cheap as they used to be). As with other recent releases from Iomega, the new ix2 supports the company's Personal Cloud technology, as well as Iomega Link for remote access from iOS devices.
Small Business IT gurus will love iSCSI and Windows Active Directory support, as well as full VMware and XenServer virualization compatibility, data replication support to other Iomega devices, as well as video surveillance management support for up to 5 cameras.
- RAID 1 (mirrored) data protection with a fully-populated two-drive configuration.
- User replaceable hard drives for business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Automatic setup of Iomega QuikProtect backup software for simplified PC and Mac computer backups.
- Iomega Personal Cloud for the most economical way to protect, share and access your data from anywhere in the world (Internet access required).
- Video surveillance IP camera support out of the box. (See below for more details.)
- Iomega Link for iOS devices provides a convenient remote iPhone and iPad connection to your data.
- VMware® and XenServer™ certified for virtual desktop implementations.
- Easy to setup device-to-device data replication with two Iomega StorCenter units.
- Expandability of storage capacity by connecting external USB hard drives.
- Native Time Machine® support for use with Apple® Mac backup.
- iSCSI target provides block-level access for most efficient storage utilization.
- Folder quotas, Windows Active Directory Service and more.
Shipping in February, expect to see the Iomega ix2 Network Storage range starting at $199.99 (diskless) through to $769.99 for 6TB capacity