It never rains but it pours. Dell has abruptly cancelled a planned deal for Overland Storage to supply it with two automated tape libraries. Overland president and CEO Christopher Calisi, said: "Although the Dell program experienced some delays during the evaluation unit phase, the Overland and Dell teams remained fully engaged and up to this moment had been actively working together to achieve manufacturing readiness of the products. Consequently, we are extremely disappointed by this decision. Although we believe Dell was satisfied with our product design, it concluded that we could not meet its intended delivery schedule."

Oveeland is going to concentrate more on its branded business Calisi said: "We will now concentrate on improving our product quality and customer service levels and on launching a complete new line of ULTAMUS and REO disk-based appliances."

Presumably Dell is getting its automated tape libraries from somebody else. Quantum/ADIC maybe.