The folks from EMC and Iomega—which EMC bought in April 2008—were united at this Macworld Expo, showing off a number of new storage and backup products. The most significant news was the announcement of a public beta program for EMC Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh.
Look for EMC Retrospect 8 for Mac in the first quarter of 2009. It will come in three different configurations—Retrospect 8.0 Desktop 3-User ($129; upgrade, $59) Retrospect 8.0 Single Server 8.0 ($809; upgrade from Workgroup edition, $539), and Retrospect 8.0 Multi Server ($1,669; upgrade from Server edition, $939).
Those looking for more capacity and more business focused features should check out Iomdega’s StorCenter ix2 NAS (Network Attached Storage) products. In 1TB or 2TB versions ($300 and $480, respectively), the ix2 products have two internal hard drives, Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB inputs for printers, Bluetooth dongles, or extra storage capactity. The products can work with Mac, Windows and Linux computers. They supports UPnP and DLNA certified devices.