Overland Extends Distributed NAS Solutions with New Snap Server 620 & Enhanced, Next-Gen GuardianOS, Replication and Backup Soft

SAN DIEGO , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today introduced the Snap Server(R) 620, a scalable, high- performance addition to its Snap Server NAS family along with major enhancements to its award-winning...


SAN DIEGO , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today introduced the Snap Server(R) 620, a scalable, high- performance addition to its Snap Server NAS family along with major enhancements to its award-winning GuardianOS(TM) (GOS) operating system and Snap Enterprise Data Replicator(TM) (EDR) software. The turnkey NAS solutions further extend Overland's end-to-end data protection strategy with significant improvements in the movement, management and protection of data.

Snap Server 620 takes full advantage of a dual-core AMD Opteron processor to deliver 63 percent faster performance than its predecessor, the Snap Server 520. Additionally, the new NAS platform can be configured with four enterprise-class SATA II drives for an initial capacity of one, two, three or four terabytes as well as optional scalability of up to 88 TBs to suit a wide variety of storage demands and budgets. Embedded GuardianOS 5.0 enhancements ensure heightened data protection and access security while providing more heterogeneous file sharing and streamlined management.

Overland also has broadened its NAS replication functionality with the release of Snap Enterprise Data Replicator 7.2. This optional software, embedded in GOS 5.0, features seamless GOS user interface integration for streamlined management. Snap EDR 7.2 enables movement of data between any combination of GOS-based Snap Servers and Windows, Linux as well as Macintosh OSX servers. Ideally suited for businesses with remote or branch offices, Snap EDR 7.2 includes compression and high-security encryption along with centralized administration, job scheduling, robust reporting open file support and clustering.

According to Ravi Pendekanti , vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Overland Storage, the latest Snap Server platform additions and enhancements further the company's goal of offering end-to-end data protection solutions. "Overland Storage now enables SMB customers and distributed enterprises to build a complete multi-site storage infrastructure with right- sized storage for each location along with remote monitoring, centralized management and enterprise-class data replication," he says. "We will continue to build on these NAS innovations and seek new opportunities to leverage Snap Server IP and the GOS foundation for future integration and interoperability across our entire portfolio of disk, tape and SAN appliances."

Overland also has embedded the latest version of BakBone's NetVault: Backup 8.1 in GOS 5.0 to provide open systems data protection and broad cross- platform support. Value bundles are available that include optional components for simplified ordering and price economies.

For Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, one of the busiest bowling centers on the West Coast, the new Snap Server 620 doubles the capacity of its previous Snap Server 520 while providing greater security for critical video, operational and PCI compliance data. After the original facility was purchased by Kinko's Inc. founder, chairman and avid bowler Paul Orfalea and other Kinko's executives, it was transformed into Zodo's, a thriving, 25,000-square foot entertainment center. The facility includes 24 lanes, an arcade, full-service restaurant and bar, laser lights shows, music videos, DJs on weekends, complete WiFi access as well as 48 Sony and Vitek security cameras to monitor activity and ensure the safety of employees and patrons.

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