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Tandberg Data announces new 4TB RDX cartridges, ideal for hybrid Cloud & data-intensive applications
Sphere 3D subsidiary continues to demonstrate technology leadership as RDX enters its 10th year of world-wide deployments

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandberg Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY), announced the release of 4TB RDX® cartridges, the highest capacity RDX media on the market today, increasing maximum per cartridge storage by 30 percent.

The new 4TB cartridges fit any RDX disk-based storage system, including Tandberg Data’s QuikStor™ removable disk system and  QuikStation™ network-attached removable disk array which combine the benefits of tape - reliability, portability, archive life, and low cost - with the performance, speed and random access of hard disk technology – providing a rugged, reliable, secure and convenient backup, ideal for the SMB and SME market.   Also, this November, RDX hit its 10th anniversary milestone of world-wide deployments by staying committed to offering the best rugged, reliable, high performance and convenient storage for backup, archive, data interchange and disaster recovery.

“RDX 4TB Media and Tandberg Data's RDX QuikStation models fit perfectly into virtual environments,” said Andy Spencer, Backup Exec Product Marketing Lead at Veritas Technologies, LLC.  “Backup Exec™ 16 in combination with the RDX QuikStation running in either disk mode or as tape library is a turnkey offering for the SMB market at a well suited price.” 

"As a partner with Tandberg Data, we have found their RDX solutions to be great storage products. They work perfect with our Archiware P5 software suite for backup, synchronization, and archive,” said Dr. Marc Batschkus, Business Development Manager for Archiware. “Their launch of 4TB cartridges expands the RDX solution range especially for video, postproduction and broadcast. We are pleased to continue our great partnership with Tandberg Data and congratulate them as they reach their 10th anniversary for RDX.”

“4TB capacity media is another milestone for our RDX technology which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year,” said Hugo Bergmann, Product Manager RDX Storage and Software Solutions at Tandberg Data.  “Tandberg Data continues to demonstrate its leadership position for removable disk and removable disk appliance market with more than 850,000 RDX systems and over 2.9 million cartridges representing a capacity of over 1.4 Exabyte sold worldwide since we introduced our RDX range in November 2006.”

In addition to traditional server and backup applications, the new 4TB RDX cartridge is ideal for usage in data-intensive environments, such as professional workflow and archiving, hybrid Cloud applications and database seeding.

The RDX QuikStor offers data retrieval that is simple and painless by providing features like fixed disk mode that allows a seamless integration into Windows-backup. SATA III and USB3.0 interfaces make system integration easy and provide data transfer speeds of up to 330 MB/s. Users can select between 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and now 4TB cartridge capacities or 128GB and 256GB solid state products. The three-year warranty and advanced replacement service, plus a rugged, shockproof design means data remains protected even under the most extreme conditions.

The RDX QuikStation 8 delivers the highest RDX media capacity currently available in the market – up to eight x 4TB RDX slots for a maximum capacity of 24TB online and unlimited offline. The RDX QuikStation 4 provides four x 4TB integrated RDX drives. Combined with Tandberg Data's high capacity RDX removable media, the system offers online storage with unlimited offline storage capacity.

4TB RDX cartridges are available now.  Starting at MSRP of USD $599 and € 539 Euro.

About Tandberg Data
Tandberg Data is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) which delivers data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network.  Sphere 3D, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands including Glassware 2.0™, SnapCLOUD™SnapServer®, SnapSync™, V3®, RDX®, and NEO®.  For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D, @overlandstorage, and @tandbergdata.

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