AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2013) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today announced general availability of StrongBox VSeries. The Crossroads StrongBox NAS appliance is now paired with the StrongBox VSeries tape libraries for a complete and integrated archive solution.
StrongBox, a shared storage solution purpose-built for data archival and preservation, harnesses the power of Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology and intelligent storage architecture with standard file systems (CIFS/NFS) to empower online, all the time file availability with uncompromised data protection, full data mobility, non-proprietary file storage and dramatic cost-savings.
With the release of StrongBox VSeries, organizations can now integrate StrongBox alongside one of three tape library models for a complete data archive solution that costs just pennies per gigabyte. Crossroads is offering convenient solution bundles, providing a streamlined way to purchase and deploy the StrongBox archive solution.
The StrongBox VSeries is available in three bundle options:
- StrongBox V24 - 2U form factor with 24 slots and 2 LTO6 tape drives (Max 2 drives)
- StrongBox V48 - 4U form factor with 48 slots and 2 LTO6 tape drives (Max 4 drives)
- StrongBox V96 - 8U form factor with 96 slots and 2 LTO6 tape drives (Max 4 drives)
All VSeries bundles include the StrongBox archive with advanced software modules, including reporting/analytics, data protection, data integrity and enhanced security. Also included are:
- Capacity licenses
- Dual port SAS HBA
- StrongBox VSeries library
- LTO cleaning cartridge
- Drive cable
- Three-year warranty
The bundles offer a managed capacity between 35-225 terabytes and start at $29,900.
"The new bundled options offered through the StrongBox VSeries bring added convenience to organizations wishing to quickly harness the power of LTFS technology in their data archives," said Paul Leury, chief technologist at Crossroads Systems. "With VSeries, we're pleased to offer a complete LTFS NAS data storage solution that ensures your data is always secure and accessible."
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 www.crossroads.com/products/strongbox.
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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