Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC Receives InfoWorld's Highest Honor for Innovative IT Deployment Featuring Overland Storage SnapServer NAS Solution

December 8, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today announced that esteemed customer, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, has received a prestigious IDG InfoWorld 100 award for its high-availability video surveillance solution featuring Overland's scalable SnapServer® 620 network-attached storage (NAS). Each year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC is an experiential, technologically advanced exhibition that focuses on the greatest moments in rock history. As an adjunct location to the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the New York venue features state-of-the-art galleries with special lighting and sound to simulate a rock concert experience. To protect priceless pieces of music history, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC invested in a leading-edge video surveillance solution featuring 48 high-resolution IP network cameras from Mobotix Vision Systems integrated with Overland's scalable, high-performance SnapServer NAS.

"This year's recipients of the InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, features editor, Infoworld.

According to David Waggett, general manager of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, the unified security and storage solution ensures the highest levels of safety for visitors as well as an extra measure of protection for irreplaceable artifacts. "We are extremely pleased to be recognized by InfoWorld for our efforts to preserve valuable pieces of rock & roll history," he said. "Security was of paramount importance, so we partnered with Overland Storage and Mobotix to deploy a state-of-the-art video surveillance solution that monitors activity throughout our 25,000 square-foot facility while retaining data-intensive video footage for up to a month."

Ideally suited for this particular application, the SnapServer's small footprint combined with outstanding scalability and ease of use deliver exceptional storage capacity. The dual-core processor can be configured with four enterprise-class SATA II drives and up to 88 TBs to increase storage capacity as well as retain video footage for longer periods of time. SnapServer also comes embedded with GuardianOS(TM) 5.2 software, which includes heightened RAID 6 and 10 data protection, access security, improved heterogeneous file sharing and streamlined management.

"Overland Storage applauds the efforts of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC to achieve unparalleled site security by deploying a best-of-class video surveillance solution featuring our SnapServer NAS solution,," said Jillian Mansolf, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Overland Storage, Inc. "We're extremely pleased that Overland was able to play such an important part in this award-winning project, which stands out as an excellent, real-world example of technology innovation."

About Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC is an experiential, technologically advanced exhibition that focuses on the greatest moments in rock history and resonates with everyone from the casual music fan to the seasoned rock enthusiast. The Annex also showcases selected items from Cleveland'sRock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's vast collection, including Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy, John Lennon's Record Plant Piano, Elvis Presley's motorcycle jacket, a handwritten poem by Jim Morrison and much more. The venue offers six galleries, including the Hall of Fame, the Immersive Theater, Roots & Influences, Moments to Movements, New York Rocks, the Cleveland Gallery and the Special Rotating Exhibit, highlighting rock and roll's impact on music and allowing visitors to discover, or rediscover, their connections to it all. For more information, visit

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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About Overland Storage, Inc.

As a leading, global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, Overland Storage is focused on helping IT departments address data protection and data retention challenges by incorporating innovative solutions with world-class service and support. Overland provides smart, affordable, end-to-end data protection solutions that are engineered to store smarter, protect faster and extend anywhere.

Overland Storage products include award-winning SnapServer® network-attached storage products, NEO SERIES® tape libraries and REO SERIES® disk-based backup and recovery appliances. Overland sells its products exclusively through a select network of value-added-resellers, system integrators and OEMs. The company has shipped more than 300,000 units to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large enterprises in over 60 countries across the globe. For more information, visit

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