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Meritage Homes Boosts Data Protection with Crossroads SPHiNX
Deployment of virtual tape solution helps maintain sustainable IT operations
PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced that Scottsdale, Arizona-based Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading residential building company, deployed Crossroads SPHiNX™ virtual tape solution to protect its critical business records.

With more than 84,000 homes built since its founding in 1985, Meritage relies on the constant availability of important data, including blueprints and project management information as well as customer and employee data. Meritage IT administrators needed to find a solution that would reduce their backup volumes to meet strict backup windows in their IBM environment, while still offering top-notch protection.

Meritage selected the Crossroads SPHiNX virtual tape system to aid their backup and data protection strategies. With SPHiNX, the company is able to expedite and simplify backup operations. Additionally, Meritage's commitment to sustainability is evident in their data center, as SPHiNX helps reduce the physical resources, energy and manpower needed to carry out critical backup processes.

"SPHiNX has proven to be a very reliable data protection solution that has significantly decreased our backup window and greatly increased our available data retention," said Stephen Thompson, senior systems engineer at Meritage Homes.

"Crossroads is honored to provide high-quality, efficient data protection for Meritage Homes, one of the nation's leading home builders with a clear focus on sustainability and innovation," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "SPHiNX is the ideal virtual tape solution for IBM environments and continues to prove its value by more than paying for itself in a short amount of time."

About Crossroads SPHiNX
SPHiNX is a virtual tape solution that provides complete data protection, consolidates backups, and streamlines disaster recovery. A disk-based appliance, SPHiNX functions as a virtual tape library or drive that integrates easily with existing infrastructure components to help organizations improve backup performance and network availability. SPHiNX seamlessly integrates with existing backup applications and is designed to serve environments such as AIX, IBM i, Linux, Unisys MCP ClearPath, UNIX and Windows. 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 has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit

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