SOURCE: Overland Storage

Overland Storage

March 03, 2010 13:45 ET

Overland Storage Appoints Data Storage Veteran, Dr. Geoff Barrall, to Executive Team

Former BlueArc and Data Robotics Founder Joins as CTO and Vice President of Engineering

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  Overland Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today introduced the appointment of Dr. Geoff Barrall as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Engineering. Reporting to Eric Kelly, Overland Storage president and CEO, Barrall is responsible for Overland product development, engineering, and research and development functions. Dr. Barrall brings over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of data storage solutions, as well as extensive operational experience and deep business insight.

"We are delighted to welcome Geoff to the Overland Storage executive team. He is a recognized visionary in the storage industry and brings a proven track record of success," said Kelly. "Geoff's passion for innovation and technical leadership will be invaluable as we evolve and execute our product strategy."

Prior to joining Overland Storage, Barrall served as CEO of Data Robotics, a company he founded in 2005. With more than a dozen storage-related patents to his credit, he has founded five companies, including BlueArc Corporation and several IT and consulting services firms. He currently serves on the board of directors of Nexsan and previously served on the board of directors for Tacit Networks and the advisory boards for both Data Domain and NeoPath. Dr. Barrall earned his PhD in Cybernetics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

"I am very excited to be a part of the team that is cultivating a renewed spirit of innovation and leadership at Overland Storage. This is a company with significant brand equity and potential for continued growth," said Barrall. "I look forward to leading the technology team that will enable Overland to expand the solution portfolio in unique and powerful ways."

About Overland Storage
Overland Storage is the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to manage different tiers of information over time. Whether distributed data is across the hall or across the globe, Overland enables companies to focus on building their business instead of worrying about data growth. Overland SnapServer®, NEO® and REO® solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.overlandstorage.com

Overland Storage, SnapServer, NEO, REO, and the Overland logo are trademarks of Overland Storage, Inc. that may be registered in some jurisdictions; all other trade names herein are recognized to be the property of their respective owners.

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