Overland Storage Named Industry Leader in iSCSI Disk-to-Disk Storage

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Overland Storage Inc. (NasdaqNM: OVRL), the leading provider of backup and recovery solutions, has shipped more units and terabytes of iSCSI-based Disk-to-Disk (D2D) backup this year than any other vendor in the industry, according to a viewpoint released by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The report, which highlights the success of the REO 4000 high-performance disk-based backup and recovery appliance, states that Overland Storage has smartly combined D2D backup, iSCSI and S-ATA drives within an appliance that has a price/performance ratio that is hard to beat.

Overland has demonstrated its leadership in D2D backup with REO 4000, which delivers an excellent price/performance solution to customers, said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, the Enterprise Strategy Group. ESG believes that the combination of iSCSI and D2D backup is a killer application, and Overland has emerged as the leader in iSCSI disk-based storage.

ESG research also found in a recent study that 66 percent of IT professionals state that their backups take too long. REO 4000 is a high performance disk-based appliance that delivers accelerated backups and immediate data restores. ESG believes that this class of appliances has the potential for wide market adoption starting in 2004 and for years to come.

REO 4000 is a preconfigured, easy-to-install appliance with specialized intelligent software, hardware, and both iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity. It supports optional RAID capabilities for organizations seeking an extra level of data protection. Capable of operating as either disk or virtual tape, REO 4000 enhances existing backup and recovery processes by improving performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for data protection.

As ESG has confirmed, more organizations are choosing the high-performance REO for disk-based backup and recovery than any other comparable product on the market, said Christopher Calisi, president and CEO, Overland Storage. The REO is a key component of our strategy to deliver powerful data protection solutions that ensure business continuity, and we are gratified by this acknowledgment of its success.

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