Overland Storage SnapSAN S2000 Achieves Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Interoperability Certification, Including Microsoft Hyper-V

New iSCSI SAN Solution Optimized for Virtualized Server Environments Delivers Enhanced Microsoft Networking and Virtualization Solutions to Joint Customers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that its SnapSAN S2000 has been certified as compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, which includes compatibility for Microsoft Hyper-V. Overland's SnapSAN S2000, which was designed for virtualized server environments, including Windows Server environments, completed a rigorous verification process to ensure seamless compatibility with Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization software, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. 

The SnapSAN S2000 enables companies using Windows Server, Hyper-V, VMware, UNIX, Linux, Citrix, or Mac OS X to take advantage of SAN capabilities that have traditionally been considered too complex to manage without specialized expertise, including active-active mirroring and failover, snapshots, replication and Microsoft Cluster Server support. With this certification, SnapSAN is certified to support Microsoft Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Writer directly for consistent replication and backup and active-active failover for clustered Hyper-V servers. Featuring integrated Windows management with automated capacity expansion, the solution enables policy-based storage volume growth to occur in a just-in-time manner without IT intervention, eliminating guesswork and over-provisioning. The SnapSAN S2000 scales effortlessly to 192TB and is a cost effective solution for businesses with virtualized server environments or storage consolidation requirements.

"SnapSAN S2000, our first iSCSI SAN solution, was built from the ground up with virtualized server environments and their managers in mind," said Joe Disher, solutions marketing manager, Overland Storage. "This interoperability certification further ensures that we are able to deliver compatible products that address the specific storage needs of joint customers. Overland remains dedicated to working closely with Microsoft, and offering storage solutions that can be quickly and easily deployed within existing environments for instant scalability and reliability. Overland strives to deliver storage solutions that are truly effortless for businesses of any size."

SnapSAN S2000, along with all of Overland's Windows Server certified products can be found in the WindowsServer Catalog: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com. The SnapSAN S2000 and SnapServer E2000 expansion unit are available from authorized resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.overlandstorage.com

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®, SnapSAN™, NEO® and REO® solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.overlandstorage.com.

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Overland Storage's SnapSAN S2000 is a 2U iSCSI SAN appliance designed specifically for businesses with growing storage needs and limited resources to manage an end-to-end storage strategy.