Overland Extends VTL Capacity

Overland Storage extends VTL capacity to on top-of-the-line REO D2D backup and recovery appliance with hardware compression

October 22, 2007

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SAN DIEGO -- Overland Storage, Inc.(NASDAQ:OVRL) today introduced the REO(R) 9100c, which adds hardware compression to the high-end model of the REO SERIES family of versatile, disk-based backup, recovery and virtual tape library (VTL) appliances. The new product delivers superior data backup, recovery and retention capabilities by doubling the amount of data that can be stored on the REO 9100 and connected expansion arrays.

The REO 9100c leverages the proven design of the REO family to provide flexible functionality when configured as a VTL, standalone virtual tape drives and/or disk volumes (LUNs). The combination of hardware compression with Overland's patent-pending Dynamic Virtual Tape(TM) (DVT) technology, which lets users create virtual tape cartridges that automatically expand or shrink to match capacity requirements, yields unprecedented VTL efficiencies and cost savings. More economical retention of data on disk conserves valuable power and rack space while also lowering administrative overhead.

In addition to hardware compression, the REO 9100c takes advantage of the advanced features and functionality on the 9100 platform, including:

  • Up to 66 TBs of raw data capacity, which can be compressed to 114 TBs of usable virtual tape capacity;

  • User-definable VTL with up to 32 virtual tape drives, 512 virtual cartridges and six library partitions;

  • Dual next-generation SATA RAID controllers;

  • Multiple 4 Gb/second Fibre Channel or iSCSI host connectivity;

  • RAID 5 protection;

  • Near-instantaneous data recovery using direct access disk technology; and

  • Robust, web-based set-up and proactive monitoring.

"The REO 9100c is ideally suited for companies seeking an affordable and reliable solution for improving backup performance and reliability, expediting data recovery as well as increasing disk-based data retention,"says Jeff Graham, senior product manager of Overland's REO SERIES. "When configured with Overland's unique DVT technology, the 9100c significantly lowers management time and overall costs as users can set the configuration once and remain confident that it's optimized for capacity use, eliminating the need to reconfigure the REO as their backup jobs grow or shrink."Overland Storage Inc.

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