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Overland SnapServer N2000, Starting at $5,000 …

2U NAS and iSCSI with 12 HDDs

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2010.07.23
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Overland Storage Inc. announced the SnapServer N2000, a unified block and file storage solution scalable up to 144 Terabytes in 2U form factor.

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Integrated with Microsoft Windows and designed for virtualized server environments running VMWare, Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer, the SnapServer N2000 provides a comprehensive feature set that includes replication, snapshot capability for both file and iSCSI volumes, the ability to manage multiple SnapServer devices from a single console and support for both high performance SAS and SATA drives in a single device. The SnapServer N2000 is ideal for businesses with mission critical data requirements that also demand high performance, reliability and flexibility within the same storage solution.

"The rate of virtualization adoption by medium-sized businesses continues to increase. These businesses need to deploy storage solutions that will work within their increasingly complex environments but without the higher price tag associated with enterprise systems," said Benjamin S. Woo, program VP, worldwide storage systems, IDC. "The SnapServer N2000 delivers the right mix of NAS and iSCSI, price and performance ideal for midrange businesses that are virtualizing their data infrastructure."

Reliable, Simple and Unified Storage
The SnapServer N2000 is among the simplest NAS solutions to deploy and manage. Built on the GuardianOS, it features intuitive wizards to guide users through installation and creation of storage volumes and a web-based management console for system administration. In addition, Overland's SnapServer Manager enables IT staff to manage all SnapServer NAS and SAN devices from a single interface.

The SnapServer N2000 provides a unified storage architecture that enables companies to simultaneously store and access both block and file data across Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Mac OS platforms as well as virtual servers, databases, email, and backup applications. In addition, the ability to mix SAS drives and SATA drives within the same system enables users to customize the performance and capacity of every volume created.

Features and Benefits

  • Effortless Storage Management - With the integrated SnapServer Manager, storage administrators can easily monitor and manage all SnapServer NAS and SAN systems remotely or locally from a single, browser-based interface.
  • Instant Capacity Expansion - Overland's Instant Capacity Expansion (I.C.E.) feature provides companies with the ability to easily scale volume capacities instantaneously -- without downtime or degraded performance.
  • Flexible Disaster Recovery - The SnapServer N2000 provides a comprehensive set of data protection features including the optional Snap Enterprise Data Replicator (Snap EDR) software for continuous, secure and efficient replication of data between sites for disaster recovery. In addition, IT managers can take snapshots of both NAS volumes and iSCSI LUNs for point-in-time recovery as well as backup to disk, VTL, or tape devices.
  • Complete Windows and UNIX Integration - Featuring complete integration with Microsoft Active Directory Services (ADS) and UNIX Network Information Service (NIS), the SnapServer N2000 maintains true native Windows and UNIX permissions and supports the full set of more than 30 distinct Windows permission attributes.
  • Redundancy for Reliability - Companies can ensure maximum data availability with hot-swap drives, redundant power supplies, and variable hot-swap fans.
  • Scalability to 144TB - The SnapServer N2000 is a 2U, 12-drive system that can seamlessly be expanded up to 144TB utilizing SnapServer E2000 expansion units.

"The SnapServer brand is recognized both for its rock solid reliability and for bringing enterprise class features to a broader set of the business market. The new SnapServer N2000 expands Overland's vision for delivering effortless and affordable data storage solutions to companies that need their information to be accessible and protected at all times," said Drew O'Brien, product marketing manager, network storage products, Overland Storage.

Pricing and Availability

SnapServer N2000 is available  with configurations starting at $4,999 MSRP (€3,999 in Europe). For a limited time, Overland is offering a 'Double Your Capacity' promotion that enables companies to purchase a 4TB N2000 and receive a free upgrade to an 8TB solution.

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