SOURCE: Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems

August 06, 2013 08:00 ET

Crossroads Systems and Mainline Information Systems Sign National Partnership

Mainline to Offer Crossroads StrongBox® for Big Data Archiving and Protection

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2013) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today announced it signed a national channel partner agreement with Tallahassee, Florida-based Mainline Information Systems®, a leader in information technology solutions and consulting services.

Mainline will offer its customers the Crossroads StrongBox shared storage solution, the first-ever enterprise-level archive system to harness the power of Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology. StrongBox allows users to take advantage of the performance and accessibility of disk with the low-cost reliability of tape.

"Crossroads is pleased to partner with Mainline, one of the nation's leading IT consulting firms," said Heather Painter, vice president of channel sales at Crossroads Systems. "This partnership will further expand StrongBox's market presence and strengthen our growth strategy."

"Mainline is very excited to bring the unparalleled total cost of ownership (TCO) of Crossroads' Strongbox technology to our customers," said Jeff Dobbelaere, vice president at Mainline Information Systems. "Unstructured data is growing very rapidly in most enterprises and the management, archive, backup and preservation of that data can be very costly. Crossroads provides a unique approach that allows customers to simplify data management, improve access times and reduce costs."

About StrongBox
StrongBox is a shared storage solution purpose-built for data archival and preservation. Using Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology and intelligent storage architecture with standard file systems (CIFS/NFS), StrongBox empowers online, all the time file availability with uncompromised data protection, full data mobility, non-proprietary file storage and significant cost-savings. StrongBox unifies your archive -- past and present -- while providing seamless scalability and reliability for the future. Visit

About Mainline Information Systems
Mainline, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, is an information technology solutions and IT consulting firm and has more than 500 employees nationwide. Mainline has received many industry accolades, including VMware Global Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year, Red Hat North American Partner of the Year, multiple IBM Leadership Awards and an HP Virtualization Elite partner designation. Mainline provides solutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Visit

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 holds more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit

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Contact Information

  • Crossroads Contact:
    Jennifer Crane
    Crossroads Systems
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    512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148

    Crossroads Press Contact:
    Matthew Zintel
    Zintel Public Relations
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    Crossroads Investor Contact:
    Mark Hood
    Crossroads Systems
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    Mainline Contact:
    Mary Strauss
    Mainline Information Systems
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