Iomega Partners with Axis Communications for Cloud Solution

— April 06, 2011

Iomega, an EMC company and an innovator in data storage solutions for small and medium businesses as well as distributed enterprises, announced the integration of Iomega StorCenter network storage products with the AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) from Axis Communications. Iomega is now shipping the first of its StorCenter network attached storage (NAS) models with an integrated AVHS client that enables customers to store video files locally and at HDTV or megapixel resolution while simultaneously streaming video data to a secure off-site storage facility developed by their hosting provider. 
 
The AVHS-enabled Iomega network storage devices, along with Axis network cameras and encoders, allow resellers and integrators to deliver video surveillance capabilities to small and medium-sized customers that are secure, remotely accessible, and a cost effective solution compared to DVR-based analog systems with small camera counts.
 
“Iomega’s unique StorCenter devices are proof that end-users are the ultimate beneficiary when the physical security industry works closely with innovations driven from the IT and consumer worlds,” said Phil Atteberry, director of Managed Security Solutions, Siemens Industry, Inc. “Those customers operating limited surveillance assets are no longer confined to using analog technology because of cost. They now have the option to reap all the benefits of IP surveillance at an attractive price.”
   
The combination of Iomega StorCenter storage devices and Axis network cameras allows customers to select different recording and retention policies for both on-site and off-site video files, and also allows remote access from any web browser.  The solution enables businesses to leverage the power and cost effectiveness of cloud services, or select a proprietary onsite system with the StorCenter unit acting as the NAS. Hosted video customers will pay for only the storage they need, allowing them to grow their infrastructure without requiring additional capital investment. Deployment times will also be greatly reduced due to limited infrastructure requirements.
 
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition NAS starts at less than $250.00.  The Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d Cloud Edition NAS starts at less than $800.00. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)

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