The Iomega brand name has long been synonymous with desktop storage solutions, but following the company's acquisition by enterprise storage vendor EMC, the Iomega brand has now comfortably moved into the SMB storage environment.
“The need for data storage devices and capacity is growing by the day, no matter the size of the business – or even home entertainment system,” says Kathy Milan, Iomega product manager at distributor Ingram Micro South Africa.
“We have long carried the Iomega range and are very excited to offer our resellers these excellent-quality products that will suit the needs of their SMB customers.”
Some of the latest additions to the Iomega range are the StorCentre network storage devices that offer capacities of anywhere from 1TB up to 8TB. The advantage that this iX range offers is that it contains a fair amount of EMC technology that has traditionally only been available to high-end enterprise systems.
“The iX range is unique in that it offers a lot of storage management functions, including the ability to hot-swop drive, VMWare capabilities and RAID functionality,” explains Milan.
This means that storage virtualisation is now available to even the smallest user, at very competitive pricing, she adds.
In addition to the VMWare capabilities, EMC is also bundling ITbackup and disaster recovery software with the StorCentre products, while also providing access to the EMC MozyHome online backup facility.