Overland Storage Earns CRN 5-Star Rating

Overland Storage Earns CRN 5-Star Rating 
Ranking Recognizes FastTrack Among the IT Channel's Most Elite
Partner Programs 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 --   Overland Storage
(NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data
management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle,
today announced it has been awarded the 5-Star Partner rating in
CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide. The CRN Partner Program Guide is
the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that
service the IT Channel. Overland Storage earned the coveted 5-star
ranking which recognizes solution providers that offer the most
compelling channel partner programs. 
With over 4,600 partners worldwide, Overland's FastTrack Partner
Program provides channel partners exclusive access to a full range of
product, marketing, and sales tools. Sales and marketing tools
comprise of personalized offline and online resources including video
learning, on-demand training and in-person educational events to help
accelerate selling cycles. Established with the objective to grow
partner sales and revenue, the FastTrack Program delivers guaranteed
margin protection through automated deal registration, along with
additional benefits like: 

--  Business development funds for lead generation and brand awareness
--  Exclusive quarterly partner incentives and end-user promotions to
    maximize pipeline return
--  Dedicated field sales, field engineering and inside sales resources

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,"
said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, for
UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors
that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on
the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and
regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional
support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership." 
"We are honored that the Overland Storage FastTrack Partner Program
has been recognized with the 5-star award from CRN," said Jillian
Mansolf, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at
Overland Storage. "Overland is invested in the success of our
partners and we remain committed to continuing to develop new
resources that make our partner program one of the best in the
industry. This recognition highlights Overland's dedication to
providing partners with innovative programs that help them grow their
customer base and increase their profits." 
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into
account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner
profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing
programs and resources, sales support and communication. The 2013
Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star
Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN. 
About Overland Storage
 Overland Storage is the trusted global
provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions
across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of
technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival,
and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to
manage different tiers of information over time. Whether distributed
data is across the hall or across the globe, Overland enables
companies to focus on building their business instead of worrying
about data growth. Overland SnapScale, SnapServer, SnapSAN, NEO
Series and REO Series solutions are available through a select
network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more
information, visit www.overlandstorage.com. 
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Media Contact:
Elizabeth Zaborowska
Bhava Communications
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