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Overland Enhances Its Leadership Position in AIT Automation
With an Early Lead in the Marketplace

Overland Data, Inc., a market leader in enterprise and mid-range tape automation solutions, has announced the first shipment of its LibraryProÒ tape library using Sony’s new AIT-3 technology.

Overland’s AIT-3 scalable LibraryPro supports up to 15 TB capacity and 200 MB/s throughput, which doubles the product’s previous specifications. LibraryPro’s scalable architecture is ideal for a vast range of application environments. Smaller configurations of LibraryPro match perfectly for distributed and workgroup applications requiring high performance rackmount or tabletop solutions. When paired with Overland’s SanPiper Fibre Channel technology, LibraryPro easily integrates into numerous SAN environments.

"The integration of this new tape drive into LibraryPro has gone extremely smoothly,” said Robert Scroop, VP & GM of Overland Data’s Storage Resource Business Unit. “Sony's delivery of this next generation drive is a testament to their commitment to aggressively extend the AIT technology roadmap. At Overland, we fully support the Sony roadmap and we are excited to deliver this new library to our customers."

“We are excited to be among the first to experience the AIT-3 drive technology,” said Stacy Schwartz-Gardner, Director of Technical Service, Integrated Archive Systems. “Overland’s AIT-3 version of LibraryPro will double the efficiency of our backup and restore capabilities.”

Availability

Overland plans for volume production in January 2002.


About Overland

Overland Data, Inc. is a global supplier of innovative data storage and storage automation solutions for computer networks. The Company’s reputation for delivering high availability products, as well as its award-winning SmartScale Storage® architecture, which set the standard for intelligent automated storage and scalability, has established Overland as a leader in the mid-range tape automation market. Overland sells its products worldwide through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers.


Contact:

Howard Rippine
rOverland Data (Europe) Ltd.
+44 (0) 1189 898022
hrippiner@overlanddata.com

Paul Shlackman/Alex Murphy
Strategic Alliance International
+44 (0) 1494 434434
pauls@strategicpr.net


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