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Crossroads Systems Debuts Latest SPHiNX Virtual Tape System at COMMON 2015 Fall Conference and Expo
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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced the release of SPHiNX™ WS, its latest virtual tape system that enables faster backups, streamlined disaster recovery and significant cost savings. Crossroads will highlight the release today in booth 6 at the COMMON 2015 Fall Conference and Expo at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Dramatically reducing the complexity of data protection, SPHiNX WS introduces new hardware configuration options that offer a smaller physical footprint while also providing integrated tape drive options, faster backups and instant disaster recovery.  This new model is ideal for IBM Power Systems environments that need a cost-efficient data protection solution that can support options for physical tape.

"With the release of SPHiNX WS, Crossroads illustrates its commitment to simplification and acceleration – two cornerstones to an effective disaster recovery system," said Glenn Haley, director of product management at Crossroads Systems. "This year's COMMON fall event is the perfect venue to showcase SPHiNX WS and its ability to minimize costs while offering the flexibility needed to fit an organization's specific data protection needs."

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. Benefits include:

  • Reduces risk of data loss and mechanical errors
  • Automates recovery for rapid data restores
  • Expedites disaster recovery
  • Saves money by consolidating multiple host servers to one backup destination
  • Minimizes or eliminates physical tape backup

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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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