Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Overland Storage Now Citrix-Ready

Overland Storage announced in a press release on its website that the SnapSAN S2000 has been verified as Citrix Ready. This program allows consumers to easily identify solutions and products that are complementary to Citrix environments and that are suggested by third parties to enhance networking, virtualization and cloud computing. "'Overland Storage is a great addition to the storage solutions verified by the Citrix Ready program,' said John Fanelli, vice president of solutions and community marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. 'Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Overland Storage has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.'"

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Overland Storage SnapSAN S2000 achieves Windows Server 2008 R2 interoperability certification

Overland Storage Inc., a provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, announced on Tuesday that its SnapSAN S2000 has been certified as compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, which includes compatibility for Microsoft Hyper-V. Overland's SnapSAN S2000, which was designed for virtualized server environments, including Windows Server environments, completed a rigorous verification process to ensure seamless compatibility with Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization software, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The SnapSAN S2000 enables companies using Windows Server, Hyper-V, VMware, Unix, Linux, Citrix, or Mac OS X to take advantage of SAN (storage area network) capabilities that have traditionally been considered too complex to manage without specialized expertise, including active-active mirroring and failover, snapshots, replication and Microsoft Cluster Server support. With this certification, SnapSAN is certified to support Microsoft Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Writer directly for consistent replication and backup and active-active failover for clustered Hyper-V servers.

Featuring integrated Windows management with automated capacity expansion, the solution enables policy-based storage volume growth to occur in a just-in-time manner without IT intervention, eliminating guesswork and over-provisioning. The SnapSAN S2000 scales effortlessly to 192 TB and is a cost effective solution for businesses with virtualized server environments or storage consolidation requirements.

"SnapSAN S2000, our first iSCSI SAN solution, was built from the ground up with virtualized server environments and their managers in mind," said Joe Disher, solutions marketing manager, Overland Storage. "This interoperability certification further ensures that we are able to deliver compatible products that address the specific storage needs of joint customers. Overland remains dedicated to working closely with Microsoft, and offering storage solutions that can be quickly and easily deployed within existing environments for instant scalability and reliability. Overland strives to deliver storage solutions that are truly effortless for businesses of any size."

SnapSAN S2000, along with Overland's Windows Server certified products can be found in the Windows Server Catalog. The SnapSAN S2000 and SnapServer E2000 expansion unit are available from authorized resellers worldwide.

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