Crossroads Announces SB1 StrongBox Release
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (CRDS), a global provider of data protection and storage solutions, today announced general availability of the latest version of its StrongBox® LTFS NAS archive solution that serves as shared storage for long-term data archival and preservation. The new capabilities introduced by the SB1 StrongBox release provide organizations with powerful, performance-enhancing software modules that can accompany the rich standard StrongBox functionality.
StrongBox, the first enterprise-level storage solution to leverage Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, allows tape storage to walk and talk like expensive disk-based storage. It's the industry's leading non-proprietary, file-based and fully portable storage solution that offers cost-efficient file archiving across a wide range of industries.
Five new StrongBox software modules allow users with varied data archive needs to choose the level of protection, performance and reporting that best fit their environment and budget. Even the standard StrongBox functionality far exceeds competitor's archiving capabilities. However, StrongBox's new modules provide significantly greater customization for niche market needs. Additionally, StrongBox is now available in three flexible configurations to meet the needs of small, mid-size and enterprise-class organizations.
The new software modules available with the latest StrongBox release include:
- Data Integrity Module - Ensures that data is not altered, deleted, tampered or corrupted accidently or maliciously.
- Data Protection Module - Stores, retains and recovers data in a timely and reliable manner to meet long-term preservation and compliance needs.
- Reporting/Analytics Module - Delivers insight into archive usage and operation of the physical storage systems and provides metrics comparisons and drill-down into specific chosen values/parameters to provide valuable insight into the archiving environment.
- Enhanced Security Module - Ensures that data is secure and protected during transit, access and storage.
- Enhanced Data Performance Module - Addresses write and read performance demands by applications/users to streamline data flow in data and application-intensive environments.
"As we originally announced during the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) earlier this month, StrongBox's software modules now empower organizations to address very specific archiving needs, while also potentially saving thousands or even millions of dollars," said Rob Sims, President and CEO at Crossroads Systems. "While reinvigorating the use of tape for data archiving, StrongBox now also brings unprecedented customization for the use of LTFS-based technology in archives. Organizations throughout the media and entertainment, academic, government, healthcare and research sectors will find that StrongBox's new module options provide a truly unique opportunity to gain greater efficiency and reliability for their asset that matters most -- their data."
StrongBox is a shared storage solution purpose-built for data archival and preservation. Using Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology and intelligent storage architecture with standard file systems (CIFS/NFS), StrongBox empowers online, all the time file availability with uncompromised data protection, full data mobility, non-proprietary file storage and significant cost-savings. StrongBox unifies your archive -- past and present -- while providing seamless scalability and reliability for the future. Visit: www.crossroads.com/products/strongbox.
About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. 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 archival, optimized performance and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads holds more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archival, storage and protection. Visit www.crossroads.com.
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