Overland ships entry-level LTO systems

By Ann Silverthorn

—On Monday, Overland Storage will introduce a new series of entry-level tape automation products targeted at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The first models in the ARCvault family will include a 12-cartridge autoloader and a 24-cartridge library with up to 19.2TB of capacity.

Overland identifies its target market as companies with fewer than 300 employees, less than $400 million in annual revenues, and fewer than 50 servers with approximately 200GB per server. They back up an average of 5TB per week and have an annual storage budget of $25,000 to $50,000.

With capacity ranging from 2.4TB to 9.6TB, the ARCvault 12 is a 2U autoloader with 12 cartridges and one LTO-2 or LTO-3 tape drive. It is upgradeable to the 24-slot library.

The ARCvault 24 tape library is also 2U high, but has 24 cartridge slots and two LTO-2 tape drives or one LTO-3 drive and a capacity of 9.6TB to 19.2TB.

The ARCvault devices are compatible with a variety of backup software packages, including CA BrightStor and ARCserve, CommVault Galaxy, EMC/Legato NetWorker, IBM Tivoli Storage Manger, Symantec/Veritas BackupExec and NetBackup, and Yosemite Backup Standard. Supported operating systems include Windows, Linux and Netware.

The ARCvault line replaces Overland's PowerLoader and LoaderXpress products.

The ARCvault 12 autoloader is priced at $4,995 with an LTO-2 drive and $6,369 with a LTO-3 drive. The ARCvault 24 library is priced at $5,994 with an LTO-2 drive and $7,369 with an LTO-3 drive.

This article was originally published on July 07, 2006