SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY), a containerization, virtualization and data management solutions provider, today announced that its subsidiary Overland Storage has introduced its NEO® Agility™ archive appliance which leverages both the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, as well as the Tape Archive (TAR) format. Users of this new member of the NEO Series family of data archive solutions benefit from the ease of use of a standard file viewing system plus the economics and reliability that tape-based storage provides for large amounts of data. The NEO Agility archive appliance provides simple drag and drop file access to up to 15 petabytes (PBs) of online storage capacity, and an unlimited amount of offline capacity. The product is specifically designed to help users quickly archive and access the large amounts of data that needs to be managed and stored. NEO Agility is compatible with all Overland Storage NEO tape libraries, as well as broad range of tape library models manufactured by other vendors. "We are seeing increasing demand by big healthcare, video surveillance, media and entertainment and other sectors for ultra-high capacity data systems to support the uploading and downloading of multi-terabyte images and video feeds. This ongoing growth in file sizes and storage capacity demands makes now the perfect time to launch NEO Agility," stated Peri Grover, senior director of Overland NEO product management. "This product also opens new doors for our network of channel partners to break into new accounts as it is compatible with many different tape library models and vendors, unlike other LTFS vendors that limit interoperability to support only their own specific vendor libraries." For video archiving, the appliance can store up to five Terabytes (TBs) of new video assets per day, as well as restore up to 20TB of video assets per day, but at a much lower cost per terabyte when compared to standard file based systems with no LTFS component. To give additional context on its cost-efficiency for typical post-production video files, the NEO Agility appliance enables the equivalent of 100 video disks to be stored on just one LTO tape cartridge.