Iomega NAS With Cloud Access for SMBs

Through Atmos from parent company EMC
This is a Press Release edited by on 2012.03.06

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Iomega Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation, announced the integration between Iomega network storage solutions and EMC Atmos, making cloud computing a reality for smaller organizations and others by extending Atmos cloud-based data protection and sharing to Iomega's network storage product offerings.

The new integration gives SMBs, remote offices and distributed enterprises easy access to any Atmos-powered cloud around the world.

The recently announced Iomega StorCenter PX Server Class Series of network storage products features a new version of EMC LifeLine software, which includes the Atmos Connector client software. In conjunction with a service provider, the Atmos Connector software lets a user copy data stored on a StorCenter network storage device directly to Atmos-powered cloud storage. Once a customer's data is in the cloud, it instantly becomes a backup copy to help protect the customer's data from various forms of outage. Additionally, customers can access their cloud-based data from more than one location to facilitate data movement and data sharing.

Atmos is designed to provide a management of globally distributed cloud storage for big data environments. Service providers and enterprises can deploy new services with Atmos and the Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform, add-on software used to deliver and manage storage-as-a-service to any Atmos cloud. The Atmos Connector enables users of Iomega network storage solutions to take advantage of Atmos capabilities while having the flexibility to use their preferred Atmos-powered service provider. The commercial offerings of Atmos-powered cloud storage are important to business users of Iomega products who choose to use a commercial cloud storage service.

Atmos is used by over 35 service providers worldwide, delivering in over 65 worldwide locations. Iomega network storage products are available worldwide its network of distributors and resellers.

"With the integration of the new Atmos Connector in Iomega network storage products, Iomega is taking a leadership position in bringing the power of cloud capabilities to small and medium business, as well as remote offices and distributed enterprise users," said Mike Nikzad, chief operating officer, Iomega Corporation. "The Atmos Connector provides a solution for users that understand the value of cloud services from a commercial provider as well as affordable, dependable network storage products like Iomega's award-winning StorCenter lineup of desktop and rackmount units."

"Some of the world's highest profile service providers have selected EMC Atmos to power their storage clouds and deliver innovative services to market," said Mike Feinberg, general manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC. "The Atmos Connector extends this innovation for our service providers by creating new opportunities to further monetize their clouds."

As Iomega's preferred cloud storage service provider in the U.S., AT&T powers its enterprise grade solution, AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, with Atmos technology. This new capability from Iomega will allow its customers to expand their data storage capacity into AT&T's network-based cloud to share data between locations, and protect files in the event of disaster.

"When small businesses grow, so do their data storage needs," said Gregg Sexton, director of product management, AT&T Business Solutions. "This new capability allows Iomega and AT&T customers to easily configure and expand their storage options on-demand while benefitting from the security, reliability and performance of the AT&T network-based cloud."

In the Asia Pacific region, Ninefold Pty Limited is Australian public cloud computing and storage with locally stored data, free local support, self service flexibility and low latency. This allows users to provision virtual servers and cloud storage - scaling up and down when needed - and only paying for the resources used.

"The Atmos capability included in the latest LifeLine release from Iomega is a powerful tool to help users adopt Ninefold's public cloud storage offering," said Brian Goodman-Jones, technology & innovation, Ninefold, Sydney Australia. "With an Iomega network storage product, users have a simple way to move important files to and from the Ninefold cloud storage service for protection and sharing. This combination of easy-to-use local storage and public cloud storage offers the best of both worlds to our customers."

In Europe, Redstor Limited has been providing storage solutions since 1998 and is now an UK channel focused wholesaler of cloud backup and storage services into the education market and SMBs, having first set up its online platform in 2005.

"Iomega's broad network of resellers makes it easy for users to utilize Redstor's Atmos cloud-based storage service," said Paul Evans, managing director, Redstor. "The Iomega network storage solution works out of the box with our service. Quite simply, the user supplies account information through the Iomega network storage device and it's ready to start storing data in our cloud. This is a straightforward way for users to move files to and from Redstor's cloud service for sharing and protection of important information."

StorCenter Network Storage Products
Iomega network storage products range from the new single drive EZ Media & Backup Center with up to 3TB of storage; the double drive desktop StorCenter ix2, soon to be available from diskless configurations up to 6TB of storage; the quad-drive desktop StorCenter ix4, with up to 12TB of storage; and the top-of-line StorCenter PX Server Class Series of desktop and rackmount models.

The StorCenter px4-300d utilizes four HDD bays and up to 12TB of storage; the StorCenter px6-300d features six HDD bays and up to 18TB of storage capacity. Both models are available diskless, partially populated and fully populated. Empty bays in both models are fitted with a drive carrier that can accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch HDD drives, as well as SSD drives for performance-intensive applications.

With up to 12TB of storage capacity,  the rackmount StorCenter px4-300r Network Storage Array Server Class Series features four bays for use with HDDs or SSDs. The px4-300r comes in a space-saving 1U form factor ranging from diskless to fully populated with HDD and/or SSD drives. The StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage Array Server Class Series, utilizes 12 bays in a 2U form factor that ranges from partially populated with 4TB to fully populated with up to 36TB.  

The EMC LifeLine Atmos Connector is available with the new StorCenter PX Server Class Series and the StorCenter ix2 family of network storage products featuring LifeLine release 3.2 or newer. Iomega network storage products start at less than $150. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.) The Atmos service is available from selected service providers around the globe.