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Astrum to Provide Critical Technology in the Development of
Overland’s Comprehensive Family of Storage Management Solutions


Overland Data, Inc., the fastest growing provider of enterprise and mid-range storage solutions, and Astrum Software, a leading provider of storage resource management (SRM) software, today announced they are working together to bring a new family of Overland-branded storage management software solutions to market. As part of their technology agreement, Overland will use Astrum technology in the development of its family of storage management solutions, including the Overland Storage Resource Manager and Overland Storage Planner.


“Astrum Software clearly provides the highest quality technology in storage management,” said John Cloyd, vice president and general manager of Overland Data’s storage management business unit. “We are confident that through this partnership we can serve the growing needs for more efficient storage management with an open product, designed for ease of use and delivering an immediate ROI for our customers.”


The first of the Overland-branded storage solutions to be released is the Overland Storage Resource Manager, which enables policy based storage management and allows users to easily detect problems, take corrective action and adjust storage resources in a matter of minutes to realise immediate ROI in any network attached storage (NAS) or direct attached storage environment (DAS). Some of the world’s leading educational and Global 1000 organisations have deployed Astrum’s SRM technology.

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Overland and Astrum are also jointly developing the new Overland Storage Planner, scheduled to ship at the end of the year. Storage or IT professionals can use Overland Storage Planner to easily design custom storage area network (SAN) environments for any organisation using their existing assets as a foundation.


“Astrum Software is pleased to announce its partnership with an industry leader like Overland,” said F. Daniel Haley, president and CEO of Astrum Software. “With Overland, we will now be able to deliver the industry’s best SRM solution to the largest possible customer channel. Working with Overland means we not only get global distribution and support for our leading technology, but we will also receive invaluable input from Overland’s customer base. This input will enable our world-class development team to more quickly and effectively develop storage management software products that best serve our customers’ needs.”


In related press releases today, Overland announced the complete family of Overland-branded software solutions, aimed at small to mid-sized enterprise customers. The company also announced the specific features, benefits, pricing and availability for the Overland Storage Resource Manager, which ships today.

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About Astrum Software

Astrum® Software, a privately held company based in Boston, Massachusetts, delivers storage resource management solutions for the multi-vendor, heterogeneous enterprises within the Global 1000. Astrum Software's StorCast® provides policy management, enables proactive IT planning, optimises storage resources, reduces storage TCO and ensures the performance and availability of an organisation's most critical assets – data and IT infrastructure.

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



http://www.overlanddata.com


Contact:Howard Rippiner

Overland Data (Europe) Ltd.

+44 (0) 1189 898022

hrippiner@overlanddata.com


Sian Ford/Alex Murphy

Strategic Alliance International

+44 (0) 1494 434434

alexm@strategicpr.net


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