SOURCE: Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems

May 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Crossroads Systems Joins Active Archive Alliance

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CRDS) today announced it has joined the Active Archive Alliance as a contributing member. The Active Archive Alliance is a non-profit storage industry association dedicated to market education on the evolving use of active archives for simplified, online access to all unstructured file data.

The industry trend toward active archiving is being enabled and accelerated by recent advancements in active archive applications as well as archive tape and disk storage technologies. Today's innovative active archive applications provide the ability to see and access data on tape through a file system interface, making it easy and affordable to view and search archived data files in large heterogeneous online active tape and disk storage pools.

Last month Crossroads announced plans to launch a new tape-based archive product that leverages the new Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology. It's designed to address the need for low cost and highly reliable long-term data preservation for both enterprise and SMB organizations.

Additionally, Crossroads offers ReadVerify Appliance (RVA), the only standalone appliance that proactively validates the integrity of tape backup systems. Greatly reducing tape replacement costs and guaranteeing that data is always recoverable, RVA provides a tool to monitor, track and report on the performance, utilization and health of tape devices and tape media.

By continually diagnosing operational backup errors, organizations experience impressive performance improvements and significant cost savings. Crossroads also offers services that utilize RVA to provide a detailed assessment of tape storage systems. Last week Crossroads announced RVA 4.0, which marks the availability of RVA software for VMware ESXi 4.1 virtual environments. By helping to maximize the use of both existing storage and server resources, RVA 4.0 improves tape system efficiency in virtual environments just as it does when used as an actual physical appliance.

"The Active Archive Alliance's mission parallels Crossroads' commitment to providing intelligent active archive technology that maximizes the use of tape systems," said Rob Sims, president and CEO of Crossroads Systems. "We're pleased to join the Active Archive Alliance, as our technologies offer innovative, never-before available methods to proactively monitor and efficiently store long-term data."

About the Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to all archived data. Launched in early 2010 by founding technology partners, Compellent, FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the most cost effective manner. For more information, visit www.activearchive.com.

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. Visit www.crossroads.com.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and future events or future performance of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "targets," "likely," "will," "would," "could," and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Crossroads Systems' ability to implement its business strategy, including the transition from a hardware storage company to a software solutions and services provider, its ability to expand its distribution channels, its ability to maintain or broaden relationships with existing distribution channels and strategic alliances and develop new industry relationships, the performance of third parties in its distribution channels and of its strategic alliances, uncertainties relating to product development and commercialization, the ability to obtain, maintain or protect patent and other proprietary intellectual property rights, technological change in its industry, market acceptance of its products and services, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays, competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. Crossroads Systems does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances.

©2011 Crossroads Systems, Inc. Crossroads and Crossroads Systems are registered trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

  • Crossroads Company Contact:
    Jennifer Crane
    Crossroads Systems
    Email Contact
    512.928.6897
    800.643.7148

    Crossroads Press Contact:
    Matthew Zintel
    Zintel Public Relations
    Email Contact
    317.848.8804

    Crossroads Investor Contact:
    Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
    Liolios Group, Inc.
    Email Contact
    949.574.3860

    Active Archive Alliance Press Contact:
    Linda Dellett
    IGNITE Consulting
    Email Contact
    303.439.9398