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|Overland Storage Announces Next Generation Hyper-Converged Appliance for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure|
|Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 03:12:49 PM|
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2014 -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq:OVRL), a trusted global provider of unified data management and protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced the launch of its V3 hyper-converged virtual desktop appliance to address the rapidly-growing virtualization and cloud markets. Developed in partnership with Sphere3D, the V3 Appliances are the first in a series of planned turn-key solutions that will expand Overland's product portfolio. The "purpose-built" V3 Appliance delivers an easy-to-deploy virtual desktop solution with simplified management tools and lower total cost of ownership.
"VDI workloads are well served by hyper-converged solutions, however the management of desktops across diverse environments remains challenging," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. "With the Desktop Cloud Orchestrator management software and V3 Appliance, Overland is focused on the right pain points for end users considering VDI."
The addition of V3 virtual desktop appliances expands the value proposition that Overland Storage's worldwide channel partners can offer to customers who want to overcome many of the management, complexity and performance weaknesses of physical desktops and traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. The V3 Appliance is a hyper-converged infrastructure that integrates compute, storage and network interface, as well as the required hypervisor infrastructure and is managed by the Desktop Cloud Orchestrator management software. This becomes a single turn-key appliance solution that delivers high-availability failover architecture, eliminates performance bottlenecks and installation problems, and provides predictable scalability and cost for VDI deployments.
Overland Storage now offers two models of V3 virtual desktop appliances that are delivered pre-provisioned and ready to quickly and easily install into an existing VMware environment in less than a day. Each V3 solution can accommodate either 100 or 200 desktops per appliance, and effortlessly scales to 10,000 desktops. The ease of deployment, operational simplicity and performance improvements of the V3 Appliance can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by $1 million over three years based on a 1,000 user physical desktop environment.
"V3 desktop virtualization delivered cost savings and flexibility that were simply impossible to achieve with our physical engineering workstation infrastructure," said John McConnell, IT Manager, University of Texas at Dallas School of Engineering. "Additionally, we now deploy engineering lab desktops with dramatically greater speed and efficiency than a traditional physical desktop deployment."
Unique Benefits of the V3 Appliance:
"Today's requirements in mobility and cloud computing are driving a new set of challenges and complexities for global IT organizations," said Eric Kelly, President and CEO of Overland Storage. "By combining our enterprise-class scalable storage portfolio with the new turn-key V3 Appliance and breakthrough Desktop Cloud Orchestrator software, our global channel partners can now deliver virtual desktop solutions that overcome the cost and complexity of traditional VDI solutions."