Snapshot is the most fundamental tool in the data protection toolbox. Snapshots allow an IT manager to protect data with minimal impact to production environments, enabling a variety of IT development and application testing functions in real time. Snapshots are increasingly being used by backup ISVs to offload backup processing overhead from application servers. This white paper published by Overland Storage reviews the ULTAMUS RAID snapshot feature. ULTAMUS RAID features a basic capability to take up to 4 snapshots at no additional cost.