Overland Launches Two New Versions of SnapSAN Storage

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-07-11 Print this article Print

The SnapSAN 3000 and SnapSAN 5000, scalable to a whopping 288TB of capacity, are fully redundant systems with enterprise-level high-availability attributes, Overland said.

Overland Storage, the San Diego-based company that has reinvented itself over the last four years to remain relevant in the midrange and small- and midsize-business storage markets, on July 11 launched two additions to its popular SnapSAN high-performance storage line.

The SnapSAN 3000 and SnapSAN 5000, scalable to a whopping 288 terabytes of capacity, are fully redundant systems with enterprise-level high-availability attributes, Overland said.

Key new features include:

  • Multidimensional tiers that maintain optimal performance and provisioning without IT intervention.

  • Enterprise-class data protection without the high incremental costs usually associated with such capabilities; both products come standard with real-time replication, volume cloning, snapshots and thin provisioning.

  • Certified for Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, the SnapSAN 3000 and SnapSAN 5000 also have built-in VMware API support, as well as a vCenter plug-in for seamlessly integrated administration.

  • Ideally suited for I/O-intensive applications, virtualized and private cloud environments, as well as regulatory compliance, the new SnapSANs enable administrators to quickly provision storage to easily meet application-driven and compliance requirements.

The SnapSAN 5000 also features increased I/O performance and advanced automation, such as  AutoCache (with up to 800GB of additional solid-state device (SSD) cache memory), AutoTune, AutoTier and compliance WORM (write once, read many), the company said.

SnapSAN 3000 and SnapSAN 5000 are available immediately with a starting price of $13,999 through Overland Storage's worldwide sales channel, Overland said.

Overland suffered serious financial challenges a few years ago but remade its brand with new administrative leadership and has quietly earned back some market share in recent months.

Go here for a side-by-side comparison of the SnapSAN 3000 and 5000 features.



Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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