updated 12:55 am EDT, Thu May 17, 2012
New network storage array to feature anti-virus, run applications
Storage solution provider Iomega announced a new flagship product today, the Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage array, a networked data storage system incorporating an Ivy Bridge processor from Intel. Iomega also announced the addition of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to all Iomega StorCenter PX series products. Iomega's new storage option would appear to be the first non-computer product to feature an Ivy Bridge processor.
The px12-450r features a quad-core Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2 processor, as well as 8GB RAM, and supports up to 48TB of storage and 10 gigabit Ethernet networks. The addition of the processor allows the device to run enterprise applications, such as video management for surveillance, and provides for improvements in encryption performance. The px12-450r also incorporates the latest version of the EMC LifeLine software, which is a Linux operating system and suite of applications to oversee the operation of the devices.
The McAfee VirusScan software will run continuously on both devices, scanning both incoming and outgoing files against McAfee's database of malware. VirusScan is automatically updated, protects across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, and does both heuristic and archive scanning. Reporting and monitoring are accomplished through a browser-based secured interface, negating the need for additional server administration.
Pricing for the PX Server Class Series of Iomega devices starts at $700. Iomega promises availability for the 450r in the third quarter of this year, while other models are available for purchase now.