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Overland soups up SnapServer

Overland Storage has souped up its SnapServers with Drobo-style dynamic volume resizing and RAID. This is what the Nasdaq fuss is about. The new SnapServers can mix disk types and offer a single storage pool from which volumes are drawn and protected. There are two models – the DX1 and DX2 – which replace the existing 410 and …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2011
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The A-to-Z of storage news: Your quick 'n' dirty tasting menu

The time around VMworld - which runs from 25 to 28 August in San Francisco – saw a frenetic pace of announcements which were obliterated from the main news radar screens by things like VMware’s EVO: RAIL. Here’a catch-up list of many of them. In alphabetic order of the suppliers: Brocade has extended support for its Solid State …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2014
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Don't count out Overland Storage: Borged mixed tape biz = PROFIT at last

We expected declining revenues and another loss and Overland didn’t disappoint. First fiscal 2014 quarter revenues of $10.6m were down 9 per cent on the annual compare and 12 per cent compared to the previous quarter. On the other hand, its new acquisition means it pulls a lot of resources out of the tape biz and into the more …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2013
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Targeted firm smacks back, chucks patent sueball at Overland

Storage firm Quantum has bared its teeth at the T Rex of tape – aka Overland Storage – and counter-sued for patent infringement. What's happening is that Overland Storage, on the hunt for royalty payments and/or licence fees and damages, had sued BDT, a Germany-based maker of tape automation devices used by many OEMs, for patent …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2012

Cash-bleeding Overland: A healthy BYOD brings a sound mind

Overland Storage announced its usual loss-making quarterly results but said it was going full tilt into giving BYOD and smart mobile device owners full access to enterprise apps no matter their size. CEO Eric Kelly has now become chairman of its Canadian partner, Sphere 3D, which provides the virtualisation wizardry needed for …
Chris Mellor, 06 Sep 2013
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Overland Storage overhauls tape library and SnapServers

Overland Storage has announced a larger and LTO-5-supporting NEO tape library as well as a higher-capacity SnapServer. These are two evolutionary product moves by Overland and it's good to see the company improving its products as it climbs out of a period of poor company revenue performance. The NEO 8000e supports the latest …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 2010

Bleeding storage firm Overland: OK, we're losers, but so are our rivals

Is Overland toast? Its latest results are dreadful - again - with revenues down and losses up, yet management talks about operating profitability being gained by July 2013. Is it nuts? CEO and president Eric Kelly said: "Our lower than expected total revenue is largely due to the difficult macroeconomic environment in Europe and …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2012
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Overland to cluster SnapServers

Overland Storage aims to cluster its SnapServers together, using assets it is buying from Maxiscale. This means customers will soon be able to grow SnapServer storage seamlessly to 10PB-plus levels. MaxiScale, which emerged from stealth-mode in September 2009, took in some $25m of funding, using the cash to develop its FLEX …
Chris Mellor, 14 Oct 2010
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Overland struggles to keep its head above water

It sure isn't a snap as Overland reported quarterly results that still show hopes of a long-awaited recovery are unsatisfied. One swallow doesn't make a summer but it sure would be nice to see a swallow, any swallow. Revenues for its second financial 2012 quarter were $14.1m, 20 per cent down on the year-ago quarter. Ouch. This …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2011
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Overland Snaps into iSCSI

Oveland Storage is adding a SnapServer SAN product alongside the SnapServer filer product, and hoping it will be the business growth engine it sorely needs. The SnapServer product is the leading network-attached storage (NAS) product in volume terms and Overland Storage gained it through an acquisition of Snap last year from …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2010
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Gridstore shafts rival Overland over a Barrall

Overland Storage has lost its guiding technology visionary, Geoff Barrall, to a stealthy startup and an exec chairman role at rival Gridstore. Gridstore produces grid-based scale-out filer storage for small and medium business (SMB). At Gridstore Barrall replaces now ex-chairman Dr Chris Horn, the co-founder of Iona Technologies …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jan 2012
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Can Geoff Barrall help rescue Overland?

Overland Storage is still walking the tightrope. Its share price is back down where it was when a reverse stock split took place to evade the jaws of a Nasdaq delisting trap ($2.00). It's not down so low as to threaten its Nasdaq listing again but since April 9 it seems headed that way. CEO Eric Kelly has refinanced the company …
Chris Mellor, 27 May 2010
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Overland Storage preps private cloud rescue

Troubled tape and disk storage vendor Overland Storage has seen revenues drop and losses rise over its last fiscal year, but fared better in its final quarter. A clustered filer product and private cloud offering is coming, hopefully lifting Overland out of the prolonged hole it has been in. The fourth quarter (Q4 2011), ending …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2011
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Overland Storage reboots with product and tech drive

Why do people leave a successful startup and, rather than join another startup, join a mature and almost failed tape storage vendor – one that's escaped Nasdaq delisting by the skin of its teeth, twice, and has a share price determined to show that gravity exerts a downward force? We met Jillian Mansolf at SNW Europe 2010 in …
Chris Mellor, 02 Nov 2010
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Lawsuit loot helps Overland cut loss

Overland Storage has reported a reduced quarterly loss, helped by a $3m gain from a lawsuit. Overland, which supplies NEO physical and REO virtual tape libraries and Snap iSCSI SAN, filer and unified storage products, has reported its second quarter fiscal 2011 results, ending 31 December 2010; both revenue and net loss numbers …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2011
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Overland secures fresh funds

Overland, the struggling data storage vendor, has secured $4.2m in fresh funds from institutional investors. The company will use the money "for general corporate purposes, which may include, among others, working capital needs, capital expenditures and acquisitions". It is not committed to any acquisitions right now though. …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2010
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Nasdaq threatens Overland with de-listing

Overland Storage's share price has fallen so low that Nasdaq is threatening a de-listing. The company will carry out a reverse stock split to boost the value of its shares. Under Nasdaq Global Market listing rules Overland Storage must have a minimum stock price of $1. On August 19 the firm's share price sank to $0.98 and has …
Chris Mellor, 06 Oct 2008
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Tandberg goes atomic on NAS

Tandberg Data has announced a deduping Atom-powered NAS/iSCSI box for its channel along with deduplication software. The DPS2000 is a 4-bay storage box in table-top or rackmount enclosure form. It's powered by an Intel Atom processor and the Linux software provides concurrent iSCSI block access as well as the CIFS, NFS and AFP …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2010
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Iomega opens sub-$2k box of storage tricks

Iomega has bounded into the SME NAS and iSCSI storage market with a sub-$1,800 box, taking on all other low-end NAS suppliers at their own game, and signifying that unified file and block storage is the way to go. The StorCenter Pro ix4-200r is a 1U rackmount, 4-bay, 4TB (hot-swap SATA drives), gigabit Ethernet product, offering …
Chris Mellor, 16 Apr 2009
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BridgeSTOR dedupes primary storage for small biz

Startup BridgeSTOR is going to offer compressed and deduplicated primary storage so that small and medium businesses (SMBs) can hold a lot more data for a lot fewer dollars. The company is using hardware dedupe and compression along with flash caching and small form factor drives to deliver fast performance and application- …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2010
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Adaptec plays Snap with low-end filers

Adaptec aims to sort out confusion in its NAS product line with new low-end filers that run the same software as its larger models, and can therefore integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory. The new devices are the single-disk SnapServer 110 and the dual-disk SnapServer 210, both of which are free-standing and non- …
Bryan Betts, 20 Sep 2006
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Iomega announces StorCenter networked storage array

Iomega has announced the StorCenter ix12-300r 2U rackmount networked storage array for small and medium businesses and small enterprise workgroups, departments and distributed/branch offices. Jonathan Huberman, Iomega's president, said: "The StorCenter ix12-300r [fits] in the market segment between the current Iomega and EMC [ …
Chris Mellor, 05 May 2010
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Storage vendor Overland on the ropes

Savaged by the deepening recession, beleaguered NAS, disk and tape protection vendor Overland Storage has fired 53 people and instituted a ten per cent pay cut for all remaining salaried staff. Having laid off 54 people in April 2008, loss-making Overland was in the midst of a recovery from earlier misfortunes when it bought …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jan 2009