Overland Storage, Inc. (ticker: OVRL, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Overland Storage Ships NEO SERIES(TM) 8000 Tape LibrariesData Center-Class Tape Library Offers Unmatched Combination of Data Availability, Performance, Scalability and Affordability
SAN DIEGO, Jan 21, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Overland Storage, Inc.
(Nasdaq: OVRL), the leading provider of backup and recovery solutions, today
announced the company has commenced shipping the newest member of its NEO
SERIES(TM) of tape libraries, the NEO 8000. Designed for the large data
center and built on the award-winning NEO architecture, the NEO 8000 offers
industry-leading performance, scalability, data availability and field-proven
technology at the best value in its class.
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"The NEO 8000 represents an important milestone in Overland's market
strategy to offer products with increased performance, scalability and
favorable economics," said Christopher Calisi, president and chief executive
officer, Overland Storage. "With the exponential growth in data assets,
larger mid-range companies are vulnerable to reaching the limits of storage
capacity. The NEO 8000 provides customers with a cost-effective solution to
meet expanding capacity requirements, with the ability to accommodate further
data storage requirements in the future."
The NEO 8000 family consists of a base model that can be easily expanded
using its software key expansion feature, eliminating cumbersome mechanical
changes. Capacity ranges from 100 to 500 cartridges in a 19-inch rack
footprint, making the economical NEO 8000 a compact option for data center
environments where space is at a premium.
"Unlike other tape libraries in its class, the NEO 8000 combines high-end
functionality with mid-range affordability, enabling data centers to protect
both their data assets and their technology budgets," said Robert Scroop, vice
president and general manager, Storage Resource Business Unit, Overland
Storage. "The NEO 8000 reinforces our mission of protecting critical assets
and ensuring business continuity for our customers."
"The NEO 8000 is a strong addition to the Overland Storage portfolio,"
said Nancy Marrone-Hurley, senior analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. "The
product line combines the proven NEO architecture with a high-density library,
making the NEO 8000 a highly available, high-performance solution at one of
the lowest price points in its class. By meeting the need for high-end
performance at a mid-size price, the NEO 8000 will further solidify Overland's
position in the data storage marketplace."
About the NEO SERIES 8000
The NEO 8000 features up to 200 TB of storage capacity in less than seven
square feet of floor space. With multi-interface connectivity and support for
all major operating systems, the scalable NEO 8000 protects technology
investments and enables future expansion. In addition, its partitioning
capability enables IT managers to simplify storage management and centralize
disparate backup environments.
With built-in self-monitoring capabilities, the NEO 8000 protects itself
from unexpected disruptions of service. These capabilities include drive
performance monitoring, predictive failure notification and system fault
isolation, allowing IT managers to anticipate and prevent potential problems.
The library also includes all of the high-availability features of the award-
winning NEO architecture, such as full redundancy, browser-based monitoring
and control, field-proven robotics, and hot-swap drive replacement. In
addition, the NEO 8000 incorporates HP Ultrium LTO 2 tape technology, the
industry's highest capacity and performance tape drive.
"In developing the NEO 8000, Overland listened to what our end users have
been telling us they need from a tape library system, providing a product that
fulfills a unique requirement in the data center environment," said Dave
Holloway, chief operating officer, West Coast Technology, an Overland value-
added reseller. "With the Overland name behind the high-performance features
and functionality, we recommend the NEO 8000 to our customers with
Certified with Leading Software Products
In addition, the NEO 8000 has been certified with leading software
products from Computer Associates, BakBone Software, Atempo, Bridgehead
Software, and Syncsort.
"With the volume of data growing at a far faster rate than IT budgets,
companies must find more cost-effective ways of scaling their backup-and-
recovery infrastructure," said Nigel Turner, senior vice president of
BrightStor solutions at Computer Associates. "The combination of the NEO 8000
and CA's BrightStor storage management provides exactly this kind of
affordable, high-performance solution."
"We are pleased to be teaming with Overland Storage and the NEO 8000,"
said Randy Batterson, director, strategic alliances and OEMs, Atempo. "The
NEO 8000's capacity, availability and scalability complement Atempo's
strengths in scalability and utility-model, vendor-agnostic solutions.
Working with Overland Storage, Atempo looks forward to bringing exceptional
value to U.S.-based data centers, just as we have in Europe and Asia."
Pricing and Availability
The NEO 8000 tape library is now available worldwide through select
Overland partners at an MSRP of $73,530. For more information, please visit
About Overland Storage
Overland Storage(TM) provides world-class data storage management
solutions designed to ensure business continuity. Focused on backup and
recovery, Overland(TM) delivers hardware and software solutions for midrange-
computer environments. These include NEO SERIES(R), the award-winning
automated storage libraries that set the standard for intelligent, automated
and scalable storage, and REO SERIES(TM), the disk-based backup acceleration
solutions. Overland sells its products worldwide through leading OEMs,
commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers. For
more information, visit Overland's website at www.overlandstorage.com .
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could cause or contribute to such differences include continuing transitional
issues at the company's major OEM customer, technology spending levels,
unexpected shortages of critical components, rescheduling or cancellation of
customer orders, loss of a major customer, the timing and market acceptance of
new product introductions by the company, the launch of the company's new
products including the NEO 8000, its competitors or its licensees, the timing
and amount of licensing royalties, general competition and price pressures in
the marketplace, the company's ability to control costs and expenses and
economic conditions. Reference is also made to other factors set forth in the
company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the
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the company's Form 10-K for the most recently completed fiscal year. These
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of this release.
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