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Overland enhances SMB storage systems

Overland Storage has expanded its suite of back-up and recovery solutions with the introduction of the first two new members of the ARCvault family of entry-level tape automation systems.

The new devices are claimed to be able to maximise capacity while minimising the use of costly rack space, and the ARCvault autoloaders and tape libraries are targeted squarely to deliver tape back-up and archive capabilities to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that need to protect large amounts of data.

Overland says that while many SMBs continue to implement tape-based back-up, others want a more comprehensive data protection strategy that includes both disc and tape. However, limited budgets often force SMBs to choose between disc- and tape-based back-up.

The first models in the ARCvault product suite are the ARCvault 12 autoloader and ARCvault 24 rack-optimised library, which Overland boasts offer the highest capacity for SMB back-up, recovery and archive applications. The series provides up to 19.2Tbytes of storage and is designed to reduce complexities with simple installation and management while lowering overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

ARCvault offers features such as a 2u form factor to maximise use of costly rack space; support for LTO-2 and LTO-3 tape drive technology; removable 12-cartridge magazine(s) for off-site storage; remote management for control and troubleshooting; customer-replaceable components for low-cost support; barcode support for enhanced media management; and a 24-hour replacement policy.

ARCvault 12 and ARCvault 24 are available immediately from Overland partners worldwide.


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