AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data storage solutions, today announced that the San Diego County Communications Office is one of the latest government entities to deploy the Crossroads StrongBox® data storage and protection solution.
StrongBox is designed to provide cost-effective, long-term data protection for fixed content and unstructured data, such as video or image files. As government entities face increasing budget constraints, StrongBox uniquely empowers organizations, such as the San Diego County Communications Office, to control storage costs with the ability to scale into petabytes, without sacrificing data availability.
The San Diego County Communications Office serves more than 70,000 monthly visitors to www.countynewscenter.com as well as numerous county departments that utilize the office's video assets. Like many state and local government organizations, the San Diego County Communications Office felt the increasing pressures of a limited budget. Yet, as skyrocketing video content eclipsed its existing SAN storage capacity, the organization needed a more scalable, cost-efficient approach to data preservation.
To reduce the cost and complexity of managing its fast-growing video archive, the office deployed StrongBox through Crossroads' Strategic Partner, ViON. StrongBox helped the organization minimize additional high-performance storage equipment expenses while providing long-term reliability for many terabytes of vital content. ViON streamlined the acquisition process through its existing GSA contract, allowing the office to meet urgent storage growth requirements and avoid the complexities of the bid process.
"StrongBox has saved us a ton of money and time," said Jose Villanueva, a producer at the San Diego County Communications Office. "We have about 25 terabytes of archival footage today, which we can expand easily with StrongBox. It acts like disk -- we don't have to extend our SAN and we also don't have to buy a separate tape system for long-term content. We clearly found the solution that delivered the most 'bang for the buck,' that is also easy to use, and simplifies our workflow."
"ViON is excited to collaborate with Crossroads to deliver an affordable, active archive solution addressing the ever-increasing data growth at the San Diego County Communications Office," said Tom Frana, President and CEO of ViON Corporation.
"Crossroads is pleased to work with ViON to provide government organizations such as the San Diego County Communications Office with substantial cost savings and increased data protection," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "StrongBox delivers the always-online storage that the Communications Office needs and couples it with the low cost and protection of tape."
For more information on StrongBox, visit www.crossroads.com/strongbox.
Read the full success story at http://www.crossroads.com/pdf/sb/CRDS-StrongBox-Success-Story-San-Diego.pdf.
About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation (ViON) is a thirty-three year old, veteran-owned company that specializes in designing, delivering and maintaining storage and server solutions to high performance, enterprise-wide data centers throughout federal, state and local governments and the commercial marketplace. ViON excels in solutions addressing tiered storage and server requirements, virtualization, data protection, capacity services, cloud and big data missions, and virtual desktop infrastructure. All solutions can be provided as-a-service in the customer's data center. For more information, please visit www.vion.com.
About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data archive solutions. Through the innovative use of new technologies, Crossroads delivers customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving, optimized performance and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit www.crossroads.com.
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