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Users Now Have More Tape Library Options, Mutual Product Support

Overland Data, Inc., a market leader in enterprise and mid-range tape automation solutions, today announced that IBM has certified Overland’s comprehensive set of data storage devices for the latest release of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM’s industry-leading centralised data protection solution. Customers now have an additional source for automated tape libraries, further supporting diverse IT requirements and budgets with the latest tape technology.

“IBM’s certification of Overland products reaffirms our position as a leader in data storage devices. Certification by IBM also underscores the need for flexible solutions that meet a wide range of storage management requirements,” said Howard Rippiner, marketing manager EMEA for Overland. “We are very impressed with the delivery of the latest features of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and its ability to conveniently make a duplicate copy of a backup tape. Overland intends to work closely with IBM to ensure that we continue to deliver new technologies with the highest level of support.”

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 5.1 will support Overland’s enterprise-class Neo Seriesä libraries, mid-range PowerLoaders and industry-standard autoloaders. These products support a variety of leading technologies including:


· DLT8000, SuperDLT


“Meeting our customers’ differing and rapidly changing storage needs is a priority for us,” said Brenda Zawatski, vice president, Tivoli Storage, IBM Software Group. “Overland offers a comprehensive set of solutions that are compatible with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Customers need ways to stretch their IT budgets and the combination of Overland’s tape automation solutions with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager provides customers with an easy-to-use, expandable and reliable storage system that protects their investment over the life of the product.”

Overland’s enterprise libraries provide nonstop operation and expansion on demand, allowing IBM Tivoli Storage Manager customers to build as they grow, while keeping existing libraries functional. High Availability features include component redundancy to avoid a single point of failure, Live SwapTM drives and power supplies, as well as critical parts that can be upgraded in the field. Overland’s unique SmartScale Storage® architecture offers investment protection for upgrading components without replacing an entire tape library.

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About Overland

Overland Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL) 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 enterprise and mid-range tape automation market. Overland sells its products worldwide through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers. For more information, visit Overland's Web site at .

Howard Rippiner
Overland Data (Europe) Ltd.
+44 (0) 1189 898022

Sian Ford/Alex Murphy
Strategic Alliance International
+44 (0) 1494 434434

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