SAN DIEGO -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced that the Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) ix2 and Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) Pro ix4-100 desktop network attached storage (NAS) products have achieved VMware Ready(R) Certified status. These easy-to-use, inexpensive NAS appliances represent a value standard for implementing virtualization using VMware in small businesses, remote offices and similarly sized work groups.
Starting at under $300, small business customers and others can utilize Iomega NAS products with VMware to reduce costs and business risk. For example, a small business running Microsoft Exchange on one server and Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP on another server can use VMware to run both those applications on a single server and an Iomega ix2 or ix4-100 NAS. Reducing the number of servers reduces costs - server capital costs, server power consumption, and server management time.
The Iomega StorCenter ix2 and StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS devices are showcased this week in the EMC booth at VMworld Europe 2009 in Cannes, France (February 24-26, 2009).
"Iomega is proud to have our NAS products be among the first storage products of this class to be VMware Ready Certified to enable small business entities and other work groups to enjoy the efficiencies of a VMware platform," said Jonathan Huberman, President of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "The StorCenter ix2 and ix4 can now be the low cost platforms for VMware environments at businesses that might never have been able to take advantage of virtualization to save money and increase computing efficiencies. Now small businesses, remote offices and other work groups can unleash the power of virtualization to fuel the success of their businesses."