Overland Storage was founded in 1980 as "Overland Data" in San Diego, California, and is a provider of data protection appliances for midrange and distributed enterprises. Overland’s award-winning products include NEO SERIES tape libraries, REO SERIES disk-based appliances with Virtual Tape Library (VTL) capabilities, Snap SAN storage area network-based appliances and SnapServer network-attached storage-based appliances. Overland sells its products through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers. Overland originally manufactured IBM-compatible 9-track tape drives. In January 2000, Overland acquired Tecmar and its line of small system tape drives including the WangTek and WangDAT brands. Following smaller acquisitions of disk-based product lines, in June 2008, Overland acquired Snap Server from Adaptec. In January 2009, Eric Kelly, a board member since 2007 and the head of its recently acquired SnapServer NAS line, became CEO of Overland Storage. Other executive team changes in 2009 included Jillian Mansolf, formerly of Dell Inc., Maxtor and Data Robotics Inc., as the new vice president of worldwide sales and marketing; Geoff Barrall, formerly the CEO and founder of Data Robotics Inc. and BlueArc, as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering and Chris Gopal, most recently of Dell, as vice president of operations.