Overland Enhances Award-Winning ARCvault Tape
Automation Family with Improved Connectivity, Efficiency and Affordability
Wins Prestigious UK Award and Launches Optimized Backup,
Recovery & Archive Solution via SAS Interfaces and LTO-4 HH
SAN DIEGO - July 9, 2008 -
Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today
announced that its ARCvault™ family of entry-level tape automation solutions has
been enhanced with new Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectivity and LTO-4 HH tape
drives. The technology advancements reinforce ARCvault's leading combination of
storage capacity, features, reliability and affordability.
ARCvault 12 value-line autoloader, ARCvault 24
rack-optimized library and ARCvault 48 high-capacity tape library now are
available with SAS interfaces for seamless compatibility with SAS-connected
servers from major manufacturers such as HP, IBM and Dell. By combining the
standardization and affordability of parallel SCSI with the simple connectivity
of Fibre Channel, the ARCvault family delivers significant gains in efficiency,
ease of use and reliability.
Additionally, the ARCvault family
now supports LTO-4 HH SCSI technology, enabling users of ARCvault 24 and
ARCvault 48 models to double their efficiency at a savings of 25 percent over
existing LTO-4 configurations. The enhanced ARCvault family also complements
Overland's NEO SERIES® tape libraries, REO SERIES® disk-based backup, ULTAMUS®
RAID SAN storage and recently added
Snap Server NAS appliances to deliver
heightened, end-to-end data protection.
According to Peri Grover, director
of product management for Overland's tape automation solutions, the latest
enhancements to the ARCvault products upgrade the company's ability to meet the
ever-growing needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). "Overland remains
focused on bringing SMBs affordable, easy-to-use, automated backup, disaster
recovery and archive solutions," she said. "These important enhancements to the
ARCvault line provide seamless connectivity to the latest and greatest server
technology while also delivering improvements in price/performance to ensure our
customers' data protection needs are met effectively and economically."
In validating ARCvault's benefits
in a backup and archive environment,
ARCvault 48 recently garnered a prestigious
Editor's Choice award from Storage Magazine, a leading trade magazine in the
United Kingdom. The recognition further reinforces the continuing market
momentum of the entire ARCvault product line. Introduced in April 2007, ARCvault
48 provides up to 76.8 TBs of storage capacity in a compact 4u form factor. The
high-capacity model further extends ARCvault's space-saving, ease-of-use and
cost-of-ownership advantages to offer a robust yet highly affordable solution
for long-term data retention.
In taking first-place honors at
the coveted "Storries V" awards, Overland's ARCvault 48 surpassed other leading
products from EMC, Emulex, NetApp, Pillar Data Systems and Symantec.
Additionally, ARCvault 48 was rated superior to the Quantum Scalar 50 and Sun/StorageTek
SL500 libraries. "The Storries have grown in significance and stature each year,
as have the array of solutions that vendors are now offering end-users,"
explained Brian Wall, editor of Storage Magazine, which hosts the annual event.
"This year was even more fiercely competitive, with an exceptional quality of
products and services in the frame. Overland is to be congratulated for its
outstanding achievement and success at the 2008 awards."