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Crossroads StrongBox NAS Integrated with DDN GRIDScaler
Joint end-to-end storage solution to be showcased Nov. 17-19 at SC15 event in Austin, Texas
PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) announced today that its StrongBox® network-attached storage (NAS) solution can now be integrated with DataDirect Networks' (DDN) GRIDScaler® Parallel File System Appliance.

The combination creates the industry's first complete high-performance to active archive solution, and allows customers to realize a previously unavailable combination of performance and efficiency. Earlier this year, Crossroads announced StrongBox integration with DDN's MEDIAScaler™ solution optimized for use in the media and entertainment industry.

The joint solution will be highlighted November 17-19 during the 27th annual SC15 conference on high performance computing (HPC), networking, and storage at the Austin Convention Center (DDN booth #633). Crossroads will deliver a presentation on the newly integrated technologies at the DDN booth on Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.

The combined offering provides a complete end-to-end solution from high-performance storage to tape-based archiving, empowering the most cost-effective data preservation. By deploying the GRIDScaler parallel file storage solution with StrongBox® for archiving, organizations gain best-in-class storage performance with enterprise-grade data protection and management features.

The solution masters the complexity of data management by providing highly available information access, simple data management, and complete protection. Features include:

  • Performance scalable to hundreds of gigabytes/second coupled with petabyte storage capacity
  • Multi-copy policy to create one or more file copies on separate tape media
  • Tape export for offsite protection and data portability
  • 24/7 Support - delivered and integrated by Big Data experts

"By integrating the StrongBox appliance from Crossroads with DDN's GRIDScaler and GS7K appliances, we have unlocked the long-term economic value of tape for deep archives," said Molly Rector, chief marketing officer at DDN. "The solution offers end-to-end data protection throughout the entire lifecycle of data."

"We are pleased to work with DDN to empower our joint customers to meet their ever-growing data management challenges," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "The integration offers the industry's best solution for online, nearline, and archive storage at the lowest cost."

About DDN
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 15 years, DDN storage has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world's leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers. For more information, go to or call 1-800-837-2298. For more information on DDN GRIDScaler, 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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