Overland Data Ships New AIT-3 Scalable Library

Overland Data Inc. (Nasdaq:OVRL), a enterprise and mid-range tape automation vendor, this week announced the first shipment of its LibraryPro(R) tape library using Sony’s new AIT-3 technology.

Overland said its AIT-3 scalable LibraryPro supports up to 15 TB capacity and 200 MB/s throughput, which doubles the product’s previous specifications.

“The integration of this new tape drive into LibraryPro has gone extremely smoothly,” said Robert Scroop, VP & GM of Overland Data’s Storage Resource Business Unit. “Sony’s delivery of this next generation drive is a testament to their commitment to aggressively extend the AIT technology roadmap. At Overland, we fully support the Sony roadmap and we are excited to deliver this new library to our customers.”

“We are excited to be among the first to experience the AIT-3 drive technology,” said Stacy Schwartz-Gardner, director of Technical Service, Integrated Archive Systems. “Overland’s AIT-3 version of LibraryPro will double the efficiency of our backup and restore capabilities.”

Overland plans for volume production of the new library this coming January.

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