Overland Storage Introduces NEOs Family of Automated Tape Libraries
Additions to Award-Winning NEO
Family Offer Easy, Affordable and Reliable Data Backup, Recovery and Archive
Overland Storage, Inc. today
announced the availability of the new NEO®S family of automated tape libraries,
which provide simple and affordable backup, disaster recovery and archive
capabilities. Ideally suited for SMEs and distributed network environments, the
NEOS family of tape libraries leverages the reliability, serviceability and data
availability of Overland’s award-winning NEO® Series of tape backup and archive
NEOs Family of
Automated Tape Libraries
The NEOS line includes the NEO 200S, a compact 2u model that provides up to 38.4
TB of capacity and the NEO 400S, an expandable library that packs up to 76.8 TB
of capacity in a 4u form factor to maximize capacity while minimizing costly
rack space. The new family takes advantage of standard NEO family features that
have become the hallmark for simplified installation and ongoing operation,
• Web-based remote management and diagnostics;
• Removable cartridge magazines that expedite access to data while reducing
media handling costs;
• An integrated barcode reader to facilitate fast media tracking; and
• User-configurable mail slots for easy, secure access to individual tape
• Expandability for increased capacity as data storage needs change; and
• Encryption to ensure data confidentiality and compliance.
“The NEO brand is synonymous with quality and is
well respected for its rock-solid reliability, technological innovation and
superior investment protection,” says Peri Grover, director of tape automation
products at Overland Storage. “The new NEOS complement and broaden the rest of
the NEO family platform while also leveraging our proven product architecture to
give SMEs world-class functionality in a highly affordable, compact tape
automation solution that meets a vast array of backup and archive requirements.”
The NEOS libraries utilize industry-leading HP LTO3 and LTO4 tape drives that
can be easily removed, replaced and upgraded as needed. Connectivity flexibility
is provided through SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS configuration options.
Additionally, the NEO 400S provides redundant power as well as partitioning to
provide optimum library utilization. In the first calendar quarter of 2010,
Overland plans to offer expandability and encryption options for the NEO 400S.
The expandability feature will enable end-users to combine the library with
other NEOS models that appear to the host as a single library. Furthermore, the
encryption capability will ensure the privacy, confidentiality and integrity of
business-critical data while meeting compliance requirements.
Tape Automation Market
According to IDC, the worldwide mid-range tape automation market is expected to
exceed $1 billion in annual sales this year, with more than 101,000 units
projected to ship by the end of 2009. "Mid-range tape libraries remain important
and cost-effective backup, disaster recovery and long-term archiving solutions
for small and medium-sized businesses that are consolidating their IT
environments," said Richard Villars, vice president of storage and IT executive
strategies at IDC. "Solutions like Overland's new NEO mid-range tape libraries
will help SMEs better protect their IT investments while overcoming space,
resource and budget limitations."
Pricing and Availability
Overland’s NEO 200S comes in two models: a
one-drive,12-cartridge autoloader and a one- or two-drive, 24-cartridge library.
The NEO 400S is available with up to four tape drives and up to 48 cartridges.
The NEOS family is available now for a starting MSRP of $3,995.