AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today announced a reduction in its workforce affecting 30 employees, or approximately 23 percent of the company's 129 employees.
The reduction comes as Crossroads' development of the StrongBox® shared storage solution enters its final stages. More than 85 percent of the reduction is within research and development. Expected cost savings are approximately $5 million annually.
"Over the last couple of years, we have greatly increased engineering expenses in order to be the first to market with our innovative StrongBox archive solution," said Rob Sims, President and CEO at Crossroads Systems. "The product continues to be well received in the marketplace and we are pleased with its strong performance. We highly value all of our employees and deeply regret having to make these reductions within the Crossroads family. However, this reduction that largely affects R&D was required to better align ongoing expenses with our business and position Crossroads for future growth."
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 www.crossroads.com.
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