Overland Storage Introduces New Scale-Out NAS Platform with More Features, More Capacity and More Intelligence

  Overland Storage Introduces New Scale-Out NAS Platform with More Features,
  More Capacity and More Intelligence

  Now with Unified Block and File access and a new platform that is 50% more
                               space efficient

Business Wire

WOKINGHAM, UK -- September 12, 2013

Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted leader in data management and
data protection has launched their latest scale-out NAS platform, the
SnapScale X4. The SnapScale X4 provides a high-density solution to more
efficiently manage growing amounts of unstructured data. The new clustered NAS
offering now unifies NAS and iSCSI storage volumes under one global namespace
helping enterprises strike the balance between storage capacity and return on
investment, while still maintaining the ability to expand.

The SnapScale X4 will allow businesses to take full advantage of iSCSI
block-level access for hosted databases, virtualisation and other applications
that can leverage block access over well-understood IP networks. All SnapScale
platforms, which are VMware and Microsoft certified, maximise performance and
provide greater redundancy, making it ready to meet the unique and very
complex demands of companies with unpredictable data growth. This unified
architecture is perfect for organisations that require a highly available
primary storage solution that consolidates file-based and block-based access
into a single, scalable storage architecture providing maximum uptime.

With up to 36 drives in one node and the ability to house 1.4 Petabytes of
capacity in a standard 42U server rack, the SnapScale X4 clustered NAS
solution is designed to help companies maximise valuable rack space. The
clustered architecture intelligently deploys file-level data striping between
drives, and uses dynamic Data Balancing, which ensures that when a cluster is
expanded, files are simply rebalanced to optimise all resources within the
cluster. This results in increased performance and maximised availability as
the cluster scales.

Joe Disher, Director of Product Marketing for Disk Based Products, Overland
Storage explained: “By supporting more drives within each SnapScale node than
ever before, we are able to help companies manage the rapid growth and
management of unstructured data which has become a real issue for IT
administrators. While density is key to maximising rack space efficiencies,
businesses are increasingly migrating to a virtualised infrastructure and the
SnapScale X4 helps our customers support these efforts, as well as providing
them with all of the existing benefits they have come to expect from

As well as these latest features, SnapScale X4 continues to offer the benefits
that have become synonymous with the SnapScale brand. Built on RAINcloud™ OS
and using Rapid Rebuild technology, SnapScale provides 99.999% uptime and a
no-single-point-of-failure architecture along with enterprise-class features
such as redundancy, snapshots, automatic failover, replication and flexible

With the ability to easily add hundreds of petabytes of capacity, SnapScale X4
can scale to support the largest of capacity needs, allowing businesses to
grow their storage infrastructure non-disruptively. Simple to deploy, manage
and scale - a SnapScale X4 cluster can be configured in less than 10 minutes
with no added management complexities as the storage infrastructure grows.

Terri McClure, Sr. Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group commented: “Whether a
company requires a resilient archiving facility for compliance reasons,
disk-to-disk backup facilities for business continuity, or an economical, high
capacity multi-site replication strategy, enterprises are juggling many
different data demands at the moment, and they often do it with many different
storage arrays. SnapScale X4 aims to meet these challenges with a simple,
effective, and scalable solution. This will enable companies to focus on their
core business goals without worrying about unnecessary challenges due to
explosive storage demands.”

Pricing and Availability

The Overland Storage SnapScale X4 is available immediately from a worldwide
network of value added resellers and system integrators with an MSRP starting
at $48,597 for a 72TB cluster configuration including installation services
and support. For more information, please visit: www.overlandstorage.com.

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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Overland Storage, SnapScale, SnapSAN, SnapServer, NEO Series, REO Series,
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