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Crossroads Systems Partners with TIM AG, Launches StrongBox Distribution in Europe
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AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced that TIM AG, a leading German distributor of data center solutions, now offers its customers the Crossroads StrongBox, a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that delivers online, nearline and archive data storage at the industry's lowest cost per gigabyte.

StrongBox complements TIM's portfolio of high-performance storage with a cost-effective, scalable solution that serves as a reliable destination for long-term data. By pairing flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox allows TIM AG customers to gain control of storage costs without sacrificing the availability of stored content. Offering unmatched affordability, seamless integration and protected file management, StrongBox stands as a unique differentiator that allows partners such as TIM AG to win more business with the most competitive pricing.

"Adding the StrongBox solution to our portfolio enables us to offer partners an innovative and efficient solution for serving storage and archive requirements," said Jörg Eilenstein, Chief Operating Officer at TIM AG. "The complementary products within our portfolio and our long-time experience in the storage market enable us to offer channel partners complete support in design and implementation and expand channel business with Crossroads."

"Partnering with TIM AG significantly expands our StrongBox growth opportunities throughout Germany," said Bernd Krieger, director of European sales at Crossroads Systems. "We're pleased to work with a revered channel partner and enterprise data storage expert to provide cost-effective solutions to customers' exploding data requirements."

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About TIM AG

In its role as a specialized value-added distributor, TIM AG supports full-service system provider partners in choosing and implementing IT solutions for information management. These partners have access to the extensive and innovative range of products and services offered by leading manufacturers. Since 1985, TIM AG has also been offering cross-vendor services exclusively to full-service system partners to supplement their own services over the full project cycle. For more than 20 years now, TIM AG has been viewed as Germany's leading storage distributor for its outstanding expertise, certifications and extensive support options in the areas of partner development and project development. Visit

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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