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Overland Unveils Certification

SAN DIEGO -- Overland Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVRL) today announced continued marketing momentum resulting from its 2008 North America Partner Summit, which took place last week in Chicago. The summit provided nearly 70 channel partners with information on the company's strategy, vision and new channel program initiatives, including a certified VAR program as well as the creation of a Partner Council to address ever-increasing demands for tiered data protection.

The new certified VAR program, which is slated to launch on July 1st, is designed to ensure that channel partners have the appropriate skills and resources to sell and support Overland's broad portfolio of disk- and tape-based appliances. Opportunities to certify sales professionals and storage architects will be supported by a series of training webcasts, which will be held every two weeks starting in July to cover a diverse range of product and data protection topics. Current Platinum and Gold partners will be required to complete the credentialing process by the end of 2008.

According to Ravi Pendekanti, vice president of worldwide marketing for Overland Storage, the Partner Summit was an excellent opportunity to share the strategic steps Overland is taking to add more value to its channel partner relationships. "We are extremely pleased to introduce new channel marketing programs that will help our partners drive revenue growth of high-margin, innovative disk- and tape-based solutions," he says. "In addition, we were thrilled to reward and recognize top performers who have made major contributions to our business growth over the past year."

Overland Storage Inc.