LenovoEMC launches storage array for SMBs, remote offices

Summary:At CES 2014, LenovoEMC outlines new network storage arrays designed for SMBs and branch offices.

LenovoEMC on Monday said launched its px4-400r network storage array designed for small- to mid-sized businesses and branch offices in larger companies. The joint venture between EMC and Lenovo also added a four-bay desktop network attached storage offering.

The px4-400r, a single rack unit, has four bays and serves as a network attached storage array. It includes LenovoEMC's LifeLine operating system and has 7200rpm SATA-III drives that add up to 16TB of capacity.

As for the price tag, the LenovoEMC px4-400r (below) starts at $1,399 for a diskless model.

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LenovoEMC said the system comes in a diskless version and has standard drives for Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

According to the company the LenovoEMC px4-400r is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems and has HDMI, eSATA and USB 3.0 ports. The system also is localized in 18 languages and certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, VMware vSphere ESX 5.5 and other popular storage applications.

Separately, LenovoEMC rolled out the px4-400d (right), a desktop NAS. The launch, timed with CES, will start at $729 for the diskless version. LenovoEMC said the px4-400d is for SMBs as well as workgroups and early adopters.

Topics: Storage, CES, EMC, Lenovo


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