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Technology helps simplify management of growing storage environments
with product designed for ease-of-use

Overland Data, Inc., a market leader in enterprise and mid-range storage solutions, today announced the availability of the Overland Storage Resource Manager (SRM), a fully open storage resource management solution for small to medium-sized companies. Most IT managers will be able to easily deploy Overland SRM in less than one day, realising ROI immediately.

Overland SRM gives organisations the ability to proactively manage their heterogeneous network attached storage (NAS) and direct attached storage (DAS) environments. It provides the ability to analyse trends, take corrective action before issues arise, rapidly identify and resolve problems when they occur and optimise storage resources in a multi-vendor, heterogeneous environment. Overland SRM is designed for Windows NT/2000, Novell Netware, Unix, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and Linux operating systems.

“Storage resource management is critical to the efficiency of today’s data centres,” said John Cloyd, vice president and general manager of Overland’s software management business unit. “We developed Overland SRM knowing that IT managers want to realise ROI immediately – not in a month or two – and that one tool should not disrupt the network already in place. Overland SRM can be deployed in about three hours and be used with any number of storage products, making it the only SRM tool on the market that provides these benefits.”

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IT managers buy only what their current needs dictate because of the ease and speed with which they can install Overland SRM. The product also lowers costs by increasing storage utilisation rates by up to 50 percent from present storage devices, resulting in less downtime and less resources to manage the storage system. In addition, unlike competing products, Overland SRM is ideal in a multi-vendor environment.

Additional Overland SRM features include:

· Automated Policy Management: Automated storage and system threshold monitoring detects and takes action when a policy is breached.

· Instant Reporting: Automatic scheduling and delivery on all systems and storage monitored by Overland SRM.

· Comprehensive Notification Tools: SNMP, email, pager and pop-up messages.

· Trending: Easy storage and system performance resource tracking analysis.

· Push Installation: Remote NT/2000 agent installation with Autostart.

In a related announcement today, Overland publicly launched its Software Management Business Unit, delivering a family of open enterprise storage resource management solutions targeted at the mid-enterprise market. Overland SRM is the Company’s first shipped storage software product. Other products in the family include Overland Storage Planner and Overland Storage Area Network Manager. Overland also announced today a joint development agreement to use Astrum technology in the development of Overland’s family of storage management solutions.

Pricing and Availability

Overland SRM is available now through Overland’s extensive network of resellers, and is priced by the terabyte. Users activate Overland SRM via an electronic license key that allows them to regularly expand the product’s capabilities to keep pace with growth. Annual support and upgrade plans cost 18 percent of the total system price.

For further product information, readers should call 00800 9652 9652.

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About Overland Data

Overland Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL) is a global supplier of innovative storage solutions for computer networks. The Company's reputation for delivering high availability products, including the award-winning NEO Series of tape libraries, sets the standard for intelligent, automated storage and scalability. 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

Contact: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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