SOURCE: Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems

May 02, 2011 08:00 ET

Crossroads Systems Expands SPHiNX Support for Latest IBM, AIX and Red Hat Linux Environments

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CRDS) today announces significant new support for SPHiNX, the industry's most cost-effective virtual tape appliance that serves as a disaster recovery solution for mid-range servers.

Further expanding its reach, the latest version of SPHiNX provides support for IBM i 7.1, AIX 7.1 and the latest Red Hat Linux environments. Crossroads is featuring its new support at the COMMON 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center through May 3.

SPHiNX offers a common platform to address critical data protection needs in a simple, cost-effective and high-performance manner. All organizations using the newly supported environments can now take full advantage of SPHiNX's capability to reduce data management and storage complexities through a fully integrated end-to-end backup solution.

Other new features include support for CIFS volume limit settings, 8 Gb FC connections, and NPIV support on IBM i host systems. Additionally, SPHiNX now provides a number of performance enhancements and offers several GUI enhancements with automation of numerous advanced tape management related tasks.

"Building on the support and feature set announced during previous COMMON events, Crossroads is pleased to once again expand its SPHiNX support to extend to other systems in the data center -- all while also increasing usability and improving performance," said Glenn Haley, senior product manager at Crossroads Systems. "The COMMON 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition serves as an important venue for Crossroads to highlight the fast-growing number of environments that SPHiNX supports."

About SPHiNX
Crossroads SPHiNX is a holistic data protection and storage appliance that provides highly reliable disaster recovery capabilities from the desktop to the data center. Organizations choose SPHiNX to easily centralize, consolidate and replicate their data at disaster recovery sites and data centers -- all with the ability to manage and scale to meet the backup needs from multiple host systems and OS types. With SPHiNX, organizations report a much greater sense of security, a significant reduction in expenses, improved efficiency, better utilization of available resources, and less tape media usage. For more information, visit:

About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CRDS) is a global provider of solutions and services that ensure stored data is proactively protected and reliably recovered. Crossroads offers organizations powerful data protection, proactive data security, intelligent storage connectivity, unmatched 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. For more information, visit

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