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Overland-Tandberg’s RDX independently tested by VMware

RDX USB devices support VMware ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 4, 2018–  Overland-Tandberg™, a storage brand that unifies the strengths of Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) subsidiaries Tandberg Data and Overland Storage, is pleased to announce that two configurations of its RDX® removable storage product line have been independently tested and confirmed by VMware to be supported by USB devices when attached to production ESX/ESXi hosts and virtual machines.     

As VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi is the de facto standard in the virtualization world, including hyper-converged and converged systems, this confirmation of testing and support enables end users in small and medium enterprises to build proven backup and archiving solutions for today`s challenges in modern data center environments. RDX resellers and channel partners benefit from the opportunity to grow into these ever-expanding virtualization markets.

Dominik Zingg, General Manager EMEA of NetJapan said: “As a leading software vendor, NetJapan is helping organizations to meet data protection and compliance requirements. In reaching this target, we found the RDX products as the ideal partners for our software to deliver high-speed recovery and data loss avoidance. So, we see the ESXi testing with the RDX configurations as a major step forward to fulfill the upcoming market needs. Securing VM’s on a ESXi environment with ActiveImage Protector fully supports the access and auto-eject of RDX Devices.”

RDX removable disk-based technology provides lightning-fast backup and restore with a durable and ruggedized form factor. The RDX product family delivers cost-efficient, long-term storage and archive solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) with growing data storage needs.   Ruggedized RDX HDD and SSD cartridges are shockproof, can sustain a one-meter drop onto a concrete floor, are protected against electro static discharge events and support an archival lifetime of more than ten years. 

RDX is also ideal to meet all the needs of current and upcoming compliance rules like the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By providing offline cartridges for archiving, RDX solutions can play a key role in security and disaster recovery for VMware to protect virtualized environments against crypto trojans, ransomware or other treats.

The RDX QuikStor® single drive removable disk system is ideal for use in virtualized SMB environments, providing enterprise performance and fast access, with transfer rates of up to 1188 GB per hour and capacities up to 5TB per cartridge.

Equipped with an iSCSI interface, the flexible RDX QuikStation® removable disk appliance is a perfect fit for larger environments with virtual and mixed configurations. With up to 40TB of removable storage and up to 1000MB/s, it satisfies the requirements of capacity and transfer rates.

Hugo Bergmann, Product Line Director for the RDX Business stated, “Achieving this acknowledgement of VMware testing and support as a pass-through USB device is an important milestone for the RDX technology as it is becoming the defacto standard for data protection for many SMB/SME customers that are transitioning their servers to hypervisor environments.” 


Pricing, Availability and more information:

  • For more details on the RDX USB Devices tested for Pass-through from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in ESXi 6.5, visit this VMware Knowledge Base link https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1021345
  • The RDX QuikStor and QuikStation solutions are available today from Overland-Tandberg authorized resellers and channel partners; RDX drive prices (<US $200 MSRP) and RDX QuikStation 4 (<US $2,000 MSRP) and RDX QuikStation 8 (<US $4,000 MSRP)
  • To learn more about Overland-Tandberg’s RDX offering, visit our websitehttp://www.tandbergdata.com/emea/index.cfm/products/removable-disk/
  • Register for a free RDX QuikStation demo on our website: http://www.tandbergdata.com/emea/index.cfm/products/removable-disk/rdx-quikstation8/quikstation-8-demo-request/


About Overland-Tandberg:

Overland-Tandberg™ is the unified brand that leverages the combined 50-plus-year history of Sphere 3D Corp subsidiaries, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data.  With over one million units deployed worldwide, Overland-Tandberg delivers data management, backup and archive solutions via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premises implementations through its global reseller network in over 90 countries.  For more information, visit www.tandbergdata.com and www.overlandstorage.com.  Connect with us on LinkedIn. Follow us on Twitter @ovltb.


Europe Corporate Contact:

Tandberg Data GmbH, Feldstraße 81, D-44141 Dortmund
Anja Scholl, Channel Marketing Manager EMEA
Tel: +49-231-5436-227, E-Mail: anja.scholl@tandbergdata.com

Europe Media Contact:

Konzept PR GmbH, Leonhardsberg 3, 86150 Augsburg
Michael Baumann
Tel: +49-821-34300-16, E-Mail: m.baumann@konzept-pr.de

US Corporate and Media Contact

Tina Brown
Tel: +1 408-283-4731


Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which include, among others, Sphere 3D’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, prospects assumptions or future events or performance;  the market adoption, actual performance and functionality of our products; unforeseen and proposed changes in the course of Sphere 3D’s business or the business of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data; the level of success of our collaborations and business partnerships; and other risks detailed from time to time in our periodic reports contained in our Annual Information Form and other filings with Canadian securities regulators (www.sedar.com) and in periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov).  All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this written communication. Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

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