Overland Storage(R) Enhances SnapServer(TM) GuardianOS With Features for Simple Storage Management in Diverse Environments

Overland Storage(R) Enhances SnapServer(TM) GuardianOS With Features for Simple 
Storage Management in Diverse Environments 
New GuardianOS Software Improves Compatibility, Security and
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 --  Overland Storage, Inc.
(NASDAQ: OVRL), a trusted global provider of unified data management
and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today
introduced SnapServer GuardianOS 7.5, the latest version of its
award-winning platform that powers the company's SnapServer Series of
NAS (network-attached storage) Servers. Optimized for reliability and
speed, GuardianOS delivers storage provisioning, data protection and
mixed client network environments, improved cross-platform file
sharing and security. 
The new GuardianOS integrates replication, thin provisioning,
snapshots and backup. Users are able to mix and match hard drives of
different capacities in the same storage array for uninterrupted
storage growth. The thinly provisioned storage pools allow multiple
NAS volumes and iSCSI LUNs to share the same resources and data
protection for simplified administration.  
New GuardianOS Software Features  

--  Data protection, volume management and provisioning enable an
    administrator to easily add storage as business needs change, and
    automatically integrates new capacity to increase storage space for
    all client systems.
--  BitTorrent Sync enables customers to conveniently create their own
    private cloud on a SnapServer NAS without the hassle, risk and expense
    of a third-party cloud service.
--  High-Performance Snapshots are linked to the SnapServer file system
    for more efficient capacity utilization, and offers an up to 3x
    improvement in write performance.
--  Automated software replication initiates offsite movement of files for
    disaster recovery and backup.
--  The Windows-only Tree improves Permission Handling and Authentication
    enabling Windows and UNIX/Mac users to easily share files in mixed
--  The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows administrators
    to set permissions and specify access to directories through name
    lookup to and from a unique user identifier (UID).
--  The new SnapServer Printer Sharing feature eliminates the need for a
    separate, dedicated print server by sharing printing services to
    multiple users on the same local area network.
--  Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0 improves read and write performance for
    Windows clients and servers when accessing SnapServer storage.

"The new GuardianOS storage architecture empowers SnapServer customers
to protect, grow and securely access data remotely all from a single
interface," said Jeremy Zuber, product manager for Overland Storage.
"SnapServer administrators can better plan their storage resource
requirements for future growth and simplify provisioning across users
and departments." 
Commenting on the news, Evan Sackstein, vice president of sales for
BackupWorks (www.backupworks.com), a data storage reseller of
Overland Storage products, said, "These new Guardian OS features give
our customers increased performance and flexibility to share files in
heterogeneous environments and adapt to changes in their businesses." 
Product Availability
 The new GuardianOS software is available now
for download by SnapServer DX customers at
http://support.overlandstorage.com/support/snapserver-nas.htm, and as
a free upgrade for all new SnapServer customers.  
About SnapServer DX Series
 The SnapServer DX NAS Series is a data
storage solution that allows users to manage their storage
infrastructure without manual intervention. It is the simplest
unified NAS and ISCSI SAN storage for today's business applications
-- from virtualized server and Microsoft Exchange environments, to
backup and storage consolidation. 
About Overland Storage
 Overland Storage is a trusted global provider
of unified data management and data protection solutions across the
data lifecycle. The Company delivers one of the most extensive and
complementary product portfolios and service offerings in the
industry. By providing an integrated range of technologies and
services for primary, nearline, offline, and archival data storage,
Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Overland, make it easy and cost-effective to manage different tiers
of information over the data lifecycle, whether distributed data is
across the hall or across the globe.  
Overland Storage recently announced its proposed merger with Sphere
3D Corporation (NASDAQ: ANY). This alliance is intended to bring
together next generation technologies for virtualization and cloud
coupled with end-to-end scalable storage offerings allowing them to
address the larger and growing virtualization and cloud markets.
Overland Storage and Tandberg Data solutions are available through a
select network of value-added resellers and system integrators. For
more information, visit www.overlandstorage.com or
Overland Storage, the Overland logo and Tandberg Data, SnapServer and
GuardianOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Overland
Storage, Inc. that may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 
Pattie Adams
+1 (408) 283-4779
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