LenovoEMC Announces New High Performance Network Storage Array

Storage Virtualization — By on Monday, January 13th, 2014

  • Value-oriented 1U NAS for business users who need rackmount form factor for wiring closets or server rooms
  • New software capabilities and hardware features
  • Available in a diskless configuration or up to 16TB* with Server Class HDDs or Pro Series models utilizing standard HDDs

LenovoEMC Limited today announced the worldwide availability of the new LenovoEMC™ px4-400r Network Storage, a 1U, four-bay rackmount Server Class NAS designed for expanding small- to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. The LenovoEMC™ px4-400r Network Storage combines advanced data protection and local and remote content sharing with the simplicity and power of the LenovoEMC™ LifeLine operating system.

The new LenovoEMC px4-400r utilizes hot swap 7200rpm SATA-III Server Class drives for up to 16TB (4 x 4TB) in storage capacity. An optional dual port GigE NIC card provides additional throughput and reliability.

In Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the new LenovoEMC px4-400r is also available in a Pro Series utilizing economical standard HDDs. The diskless version of the new LenovoEMC px4-400r is available worldwide.

Compatible with Windows®, Mac® and Linux® devices, the new LenovoEMC px4-400r is powered by the award-winning LifeLine operating system, which incorporates standard network storage capabilities as well as many advanced business features that professional users expect, including Windows Active Directory domain join, built-in Cloud technology, versatile remote access, broad virtualization certifications, data replication, device-to-device copy jobs, advanced RAID support, solid state drive support and more. New hardware features include HDMI, eSATA and USB 3.0 ports for versatility of use.

Third-party applications from industry-leading software developers will automatically appear as an icon in the LifeLine OS system management interface when they are released, including EMC® AVAMAR™ backup client, McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise, ATI Lite from Acronis or the optional (for an added fee) Acronis® Backup & Recovery for LenovoEMC NAS (ABR), Milestone® Arcus™ Video Surveillance, and more.

“The px4-400r is a powerful rackmount array designed for companies and distributed enterprises, especially those that are focused on expanding or replacing their storage infrastructure with a value-oriented network storage solution that delivers solid business performance,” said Wenping Gao, Vice President, Global OEM Storage & Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. “The px4-400r is fully armed with advanced professional features that enable business users to store, manage and protect their mission critical data with the superior reliability and confidence needed in today’s business environment.”

The user interface for the LenovoEMC px4-400r is localized for 18 languages. Out-of-the-box certifications include Windows® Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, VMware vSphere ESX 5.5 iSCSI and NAS, XenServer™ 6.1, 6.2 (w/ MPIO), iSCSI & NFS.

Availability
The new LenovoEMC® px4-400r Network Storage is now available worldwide. Pricing starts at approximately $1,399.00 for the diskless model. Both the Server Class Series and Pro Series are available with 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB HDDs.

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