Overland Storage NEO 8000e Named a Finalist for Enterprise Data
Storage Product of the Year by and Storage Magazine

January 27, 2011
Overland's Most Powerful and Highest Capacity Tape Library Among Best Backup Hardware Solutions

SAN DIEGO, CA, Jan 27, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that its NEO 8000e enterprise tape library has been selected as a Storage Magazine/ 2010 Product of the Year award finalist in the Backup Hardware category.

In its eighth year, the Storage Magazine/ Product of the Year awards recognize the greatest achievements in enterprise storage innovation. The editorial staff of Storage Magazine and selected 43 finalists in a range of categories out of approximately 200 entries for the 2010 Product of the Year awards. Finalists in the competition are distinguished by their innovation, value and capabilities. Three winners -- gold, silver and bronze -- will be announced in each category in the February issue of Storage Magazine.

NEO 8000e is a next-generation LTO-5 tape library solution specifically designed for large, data intensive businesses. Built on Overland's patented, award-winning NEO architecture, the NEO 8000e effortlessly expands to meet changing data storage needs and provides high data availability, redundancy and serviceability. With storage capacity of up to 3PB and rapid data transfer rates of up to 24TB/hour, NEO 8000e delivers enterprise-class data protection at a price typically associated with midrange solutions.

"The flexible NEO 8000e tape library quenches businesses' unstoppable thirst for storage capacity and performance and enables large amounts of data to be consolidated onto one simple solution for long term data storage," said Peri Grover, director of product marketing for tape products, Overland Storage. "This recognition by Storage Magazine and underscores the uniquely advantageous position enjoyed by NEO 8000e in the enterprise."

For more information about the 2010 Product of the Year awards and for a full list of enterprise data storage finalists, please visit:,295582,sid5_gci1525950,00.html

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 SnapServer(R), SnapSAN(R), NEO(R), and REO(R) solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit

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