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Crossroads Systems Announces the First Cloud Tape
StrongBox 3.0 Brings the First-Ever Combination of File and Object Storage to LTFS
PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced a major breakthrough in data storage technology. The new StrongBox 3.0, Crossroads' latest network-attached storage (NAS) for unstructured data, now offers the world's first and only solution that provides both file and object storage with LTFS tape. The new solution, available to new and existing customers in April, continues Crossroads' commitment to deliver the industry's most cost-effective and scalable storage.

Exploding data growth continues to put pressure on businesses to find scalable, low-cost storage, and many businesses have turned to object storage to help solve the problem. But today's object storage is generally disk based and can become prohibitively expensive as capacity requirements increase or as needs expand for secure off-site copies or multi-site protection.  

StrongBox now provides a streamlined solution for file and object storage that delivers performance to meet application workflow, capacity optimization and budget requirements. By fusing LTFS tape technology for cost-effective, scalable storage with SDD/HDD for performance, all data is accessible, protected and stored at the lowest possible cost per gigabyte.

StrongBox 3.0 creates the first cloud tape by combining a standard object-based S3 interface with an underlying RESTful API that allows cloud applications to easily interface with StrongBox without requiring special calls or APIs. StrongBox 3.0 allows cloud storage users to control their data costs and maintain chain of custody while supporting on-premise, off-premise and hybrid cloud storage models.  StrongBox can be used with existing storage or as a stand-alone storage solution. All data is easily accessible by CIFS/NFS or S3.

"StrongBox 3.0 is a true first for storage, providing file and object storage in one easy-to-use solution with the right performance to meet application requirements and the economics to stay on budget," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "We are pleased to provide a simple way for companies to control costs and ensure data availability both now and in the future."

See the cloud tape solution in the FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. Dternity booth SL 7613 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 13-16, in Las Vegas.

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About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data storage 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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