2018 Press Releases

April 09, 2018

Overland-Tandberg’s RDX independently tested by VMware

Overland-Tandberg™ 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."