ReadVerify Appliance From Crossroads Systems Helps Ensure

ReadVerify Appliance From Crossroads Systems Helps Ensure Integrity
and Recoverability of NOAA Archived Data 
CSC Offers NOAA a Comprehensive Tape Monitoring Solution Powered by
ReadVerify Appliance (RVA) 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/12 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS) a global provider of data archive solutions, today
announced that CSC's (NYSE: CSC) North American Public Sector has
deployed ReadVerify(R) Appliance (RVA) for the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to monitor archived environmental
data stored on tape. This work is under the NOAA Research and
Development High Performance Computing System contract that CSC won
in 2010 to build a supercomputer for modeling weathering patterns.
The $317 million contract is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite
quantity contract that has a four-year base period, one four-year
option and one-year transition option. 
NOAA tracks and analyzes data from the surface of the sun to the
depths of the ocean floor in order to best inform citizens of
impending changes in their environment. To optimize performance in
NOAA's expansive tape libraries, RVA proactively validates the
integrity of tape library systems to save time and money. 
With advances in technology, NOAA continues to have an ever-growing
amount of archived data. In its High Performance Computing (HPC)
environment terabytes of data are produced on a weekly basis, making
secure digital storage space essential for many petabytes of
irreplaceable files. 
With real-time alerts and reporting on the utilization of NOAA's
libraries, drives and tapes, RVA provides a comprehensive view of all
library components and removes the "trial and error" approach to
solving problems.  
"With various file types and multiple locations, the NOAA archive is
dependent on a central directory of operations," stated Tracey
Wilson, product and system manger of CSC's North American Public
Sector who heads NOAA's tape library monitoring. "By deploying RVA at
each NOAA geographical location, CSC can obtain a consolidated view
of all archive components and metrics to provide a more efficient
managed service for NOAA for improved performance and user
"With organizations such as CSC and NOAA choosing RVA to maximize the
performance of some of the largest archives in the country,
Crossroads is confident it offers the most proactive and
comprehensive monitoring and reporting tool in the industry," said
Elaine Pleshek, senior product manager at Crossroads Systems.
"Crossroads is pleased to work with CSC to help protect invaluable
data that our nation depends upon each and every day." 
About ReadVerify Appliance (RVA)
 Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance
(RVA) is the only standalone and virtual appliance that proactively
validates the integrity of tape backup systems. Greatly reducing tape
replacement costs and guaranteeing that data is always recoverable,
RVA provides a tool to monitor, track and report on the performance,
utilization and health of tape devices and tape media. By continually
diagnosing operational backup errors, organizations experience
impressive performance improvements and significant cost savings.
Crossroads also offers services that utilize RVA to provide a
detailed assessment of tape storage systems. For more information,
About Crossroads Systems 
 Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) 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
archiving, 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 archiving, storage and protection. Visit  
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