Updated : September 28, 2014 12:35  pm,
By Editor

img24Global Distribution will introduce Overland’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions to its channel partners in the region.

Overland Storage, a leaidng global provider of unified data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle has appointed “Global Distribution FZE” as a Strategic Distributor for Overland Storage and Tandberg Data in the Middle East. Global Distribution will introduce Overland’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions to its channel partners in the region.
Overland Storage recently 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 turnkey 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.
“With the appointment of Global as a strategic partner, they will be among the first to be enabled to deploy and support the VDI technology in the Middle East. We are honoured to have “Global” in our early adoption scheme. I believe with “Global’s” reach and technical capabilities we will be able to build a strong VDI business together.” Said Tan Lee Ann, Regional Sales Director APAC and Middle East.
“Our Vision is to enable the Reseller Community to embrace Solution Selling and we are committed to offer our Partners the latest technology in the market and all necessary support to become successful. Partnering with Overland Storage, with its pioneering technologies, is a great step forward in our Mission. Being among the first to introduce their latest VDI Solutions in the region is a great privilege. We are very pleased to have Overland Storage on board with us,” added Mario M. Veljovic, Vice President Solutions MENA at Global Distribution FZE.
“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 turnkey 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.
By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, and archival data storage, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Overland, make it easy and cost-effective to manage different tiers of information over the data lifecycle, whether distributed data is across the hall or across the globe. Overland Storage recently announced its proposed merger with Sphere 3D Corporation. This alliance is intended to bring together next generation technologies for virtualization and cloud coupled with end-to-end scalable storage offerings allowing them to address the larger and growing virtualization and cloud markets.