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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Optional Multi-SitePAC software backs up remote REOs to a centralized REO. @exb At a Glance: Overland's REO Backup Appliances Company: Overland Storage Inc. Product: REO What it does: Provides disk-to-disk virtual tape backup Upside: Simplifies the backup process and management of backup satellite locations Downside: Requires an appliance to be deployed at each remote site Special Feature: Multi-SitePAC performs centralized backup of REO appliances at multiple locations Cost: Starts at $4,949 (Multi-SitePAC software is $1,395 to $2,995) @exe Disk may not yet match tape on a price-per-gigabit basis, but it's proving to be more reliable, faster and easier than tape backup. Yet "not many companies are offering disk-based backup products suitable for small businesses and remote offices," says Peter Gerr, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Milford, MA. Overland Storage Inc., San Diego, has targeted small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and branch offices of larger firms with its REO backup appliances. The REO comes in three sizes (the 1TB REO ... Access >>>

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