Sphere 3D Announces Availability of New RDX QuikStor Backup Appliance

January 7, 2015

New RDX QuikStor Includes USB3+ Technology for Data Portability and Sphere 3D’s RDX+ Technology for Greater Than 2TB Capacity Media

SAN JOSE, CA and MISSISSAUGA, ON–(Marketwired – Jan 7, 2015) – Sphere 3D Corporation, (NASDAQ: ANY), a virtualization technology and data management solutions provider, today announced the availability of its new RDX® QuikStor® backup appliance, the industry’s first portable, USB3+ powered RDX QuikStor with future expansion to larger than 2TB capacity media through Sphere 3D’s groundbreaking RDX+™ software technology.

Available exclusively from authorized resellers and OEMs, the new RDX QuikStor is a ruggedized backup appliance solution that provides secure, reliable and convenient removable storage for backup, archive, data exchange, and disaster recovery. Designed as an enterprise grade solution, it is ideally suited for distributed enterprise workgroups and small-to-medium business (SMB) environments. The USB3+ technology eliminates the need for external power supply requirements for RDX devices, making the RDX QuikStor a natural fit in environments where data portability and encrypted data security are essential.

In addition to the new portability capabilities, with USB3+, RDX QuikStor customers can achieve enterprise performance and fast transfer rates up to 936GB per hour and capacities of up to 2TB per cartridge, plus future expansion to larger capacity media enabled by Sphere 3D’s RDX+ technology. The new RDX QuikStor features backward and forward compatibility for Sphere 3D customers and partners to allow users to upgrade to higher capacity media without compromise.

“We have seen rapid adoption from our customers and aggressive capacity growth of our RDX QuikStor appliances globally,” said Nilesh Patel, VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at Sphere 3D Corporation. ”The new RDX QuikStor with USB3+ technology significantly enhances data protection and mobility, and gives organizations more flexibility on how, when and where their employees can collect, share and protect information.”

The RDX QuikStor appliance integrates tightly with AccuGuard® backup software with deduplication, and with SnapServer® NAS or NEO® tape libraries, automating several manual data backup operations. Customers using a combination of SnapServer NAS and RDX QuikStor experience even faster data transfer because of the optimized integration with Guardian OS. Administrators deploying multiple QuikStor appliances in their environment can further simplify installation and media rotation by easily and efficiently consolidating up to four QuikStor appliances in a standard 19-inch rack cabinet with a RDX QuadPAK™ 1.5U rack mount kit.

About RDX
The patented RDX series with AccuGuard enterprise software provides encryption, deduplication, scalability, centralized management and reliability for backup, archive, data interchange and disaster recovery. RDX provides enterprise performance and fast access, with transfer rates of up to 936 GB per hour and capacities up to 2TB per cartridge, plus future expansion to larger capacity media enabled by Sphere 3D’s breakthrough RDX+ technology available exclusively from Sphere3D. Users have enough capacity to support a wide range of storage requirements, ensuring their data is fully protected.

About Sphere 3D
Sphere 3D Corporation (NASDAQ: ANY) is a virtualization technology and data management solutions provider with a portfolio of products that address the complete data continuum from active data to data at rest. Dedicated to continue to lead through innovation, Sphere 3D enables the integration of virtual applications, virtual desktops, and storage into workflow, and allows organizations to deploy a combination of public, private or hybrid cloud strategies. Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0® platform delivers virtualization of some of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today, making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment. Sphere 3D’s V3 converged infrastructure solutions include one of the industry’s first purpose-built appliances for virtualization and the Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ management software for VDI. Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sphere 3D, provide an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, and archival data storage through their data storage, data management and data backup brands, SnapServer®, SnapScale®, SnapSAN®, NEO® and RDX®, that make it easy and cost-effective to manage different tiers of information over the data lifecycle. For additional information, visit,, and

Overland Storage, SnapServer, SnapScale, SnapSAN and NEO are trademarks of Overland Storage, Inc., and Tandberg Data, RDX, QuikStor and AccuGuard are trademarks of Tandberg Data Holdings, S.à r.l. that may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, unforeseen changes in the course of Sphere 3D’s business or the businesses of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data; any increase in Sphere 3D’s cash needs; possible actions by customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities with respect to Sphere 3D; and other risks detailed from time to time in Sphere 3D’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including, without limitation, risks detailed in the Form F-4/A relating to Sphere 3D’s merger with Overland filed by Sphere 3D with the SEC. Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


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