SOURCE: Crossroads Systems
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2012) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data protection and storage solutions, today announced that Capgemini Retail Services (CRS) is one of the latest customers to deploy StrongBox, a non-proprietary, fully portable digital archive for long-term data retention.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, CRS delivers managed services to a wide variety of clients, including leading retailers in the Benelux region. CRS customers operate a variety of retail locations, resulting in millions of customers each week and a need to archive vast amounts of transaction and product information.
CRS had previously archived much of their data with optical disk-based storage. However, optical disk reached end-of-life status several years ago. As disks could fail, and its archive volume grew too quickly, it became clear that disk was not an easily integrated or scalable storage solution. And, as the volume of digital data requiring long-term storage continued to grow, maintaining inactive data on high-performance disk was not a cost-effective solution. Functioning as network-attached storage (NAS), StrongBox provides CRS with a simple, secure file-based system for storing and accessing archived files using Liner Tape File System (LTFS) technology.
StrongBox quickly solved the need for a scalable, long-term archive. To meet the growing demand for long-term data preservation, StrongBox can scale to multiple petabytes, supporting multiple drives or media without forklift upgrades or hefty licensing fees.
StrongBox's data movement policies simplified data transfer into StrongBox, maintaining the file-based structure of existing applications.
"This was one of the simplest installations for a storage solution that we have seen," said Tobias Titus, manager of Infrastructure Transformation Services at CRS. "StrongBox provided the most compelling pricing per gigabyte, while providing online, all-the-time access that has revolutionized the way Capgemini and its retail customers manage their archive. Now, the archive is becoming a dynamic part of the overall data center, delivering content on demand."
After successful deployment of StrongBox, CRS is expanding its use of the system for its internal needs, as well as additional clients.
StrongBox is a non-proprietary, file-based and fully portable storage solution for long-term data retention. The enterprise-level solution is the first to leverage LTFS technology, combining the unparalleled scalability of tape with the speed and accessibility of disk. StrongBox is the industry's most cost-effective answer to ever-growing data storage requirements, seamlessly scaling for today, while future-proofing for tomorrow.
StrongBox presents itself as a standard NAS target with the ability to mount CIFS/NFS shares. No agents, backup software or application modifications are required, and organizations gain a persistent view for all files on tapes stored in the library. For more information on StrongBox, visit: www.crossroads.com/products/strongbox.
About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data protection solutions and services. Crossroads offers organizations proactive data security, intelligent storage connectivity, high performance, and significant cost savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Crossroads holds more than 100 patents granted and pending and has been honored with numerous industry awards for innovation in data protection and storage. Visit www.crossroads.com.
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