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Overland Storage Aids Provider

SAN DIEGO -- Overland Storage, Inc.
(NASDAQ:OVRL) today announced that Graybill Medical Group, one of the largest providers of primary medical care in San Diego County, has deployed the REO(R) 9100 disk-based backup, recovery and virtual tape library (VTL) appliance as well as the NEO(TM) 2000 scalable tape library. Overland's tiered data protection offerings are the foundation of a highly reliable and scalable disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup and recovery solution that has reduced Graybill's backup window by 50 percent while lowering administrative overhead from seven hours a week to less than one hour.

For more than 75 years, Graybill Medical Group has been providing responsive, top-quality patient care to families in the Escondido, Calif., area. As the largest primary care medical group in the vicinity, Graybill accommodates more than 129,000 office visits annually at its three locations. As one of the most technically advanced healthcare facilities in southern California, Graybill embraced a leading-edge electronic medical records (EMR) solution as part of a decision to migrate to a paperless environment.

According to Forest Hudson, information systems manager at Graybill Medical Group, the EMR system had an immediate impact on the group's technology foundation, with storage doubling over a three-to-six month period.

Additionally, the group's requirements for protecting the influx of medical records rose dramatically, creating expanded backup requirements. Full nightly backups became arduous and time consuming, often exceeding the allowable backup window while also requiring manual intervention to swap out tapes.

To keep pace with ever-increasing backup requirements, Graybill sought a complementary disk- and tape-based solution, ultimately choosing Overland's REO 9100 disk-based appliance and NEO 2000 tape library. "REO's 'set it and forget it' operation means less time working on backups while NEO gives us an eight-fold capacity increase to scale our data archive as needed," says Hudson. "Overland's tiered disk and tape data protection blends best-of-class features, automation and performance to match our continuing focus on world-class patient care."

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