Overland Data Wins Award at LinuxWorld Expo

Overland Data Inc. Neo series LXN2000 tape library is the recipient of this year’s Arkeia Power Award for departmental excellence in a Linux environment. The award was bestowed at LinuxWorld Expo, held last week in New York City.

The Arkeia Power Award, created and distributed by Knox Software Corp., uses formula-based benchmarking analysis to determine the best price-to-performance storage hardware library in a Linux-powered storage network. With a score of 8.64, Overland turned in the highest category score of all participants.

“We are very pleased to be this year’s recipient of the Arkeia Power Award,” said Dave Morton, director of product management, Overland Data. “Our expandable Neo tape library provides a powerful yet easy-to-use storage solution for a wide range of mission critical data backup and restoration requirements.”

Overland said its Neo LXN2000 and LXN4000 tape libraries support serverless backup and restore functions over a 2 Gb/s storage area network (SAN). According to the company, its Fibre Channel architecture include independent ports that can be grouped as pairs, providing dual path redundancy for mission critical backup needs, and scalability supporting up to eight 2 Gb/s ports capable of over 1.2 Gigabytes per second of sustained Fibre Channel bandwidth.

The Arkeia PowerAwards are delivered twice a year at the LinuxWorld Expos.

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