ViON to Offer Government-Focused Archive Solutions Powered by

ViON to Offer Government-Focused Archive Solutions Powered by
Crossroads' StrongBox 
Unique Storage Solutions Aim to Provide Government Agencies With
Efficient, Reliable and Cost-Effective Archiving 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today
announced that ViON Corporation, a Northern Virginia-based provider
of storage and server solutions, will now offer its governmental
customers several new ViON storage solutions powered by StrongBox(R)
from Crossroads Systems. 
StrongBox is a shared storage archive, delivering complete data
protection and reliability. It's the first enterprise-level storage
solution to leverage Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology,
allowing tape storage to walk and talk like expensive disk-based
It's the industry's leading non-proprietary, file-based and fully
portable storage solution that can offer government agencies a
cost-efficient file archive via a seamless on and off premise
solution for low-cost data protection. 
"Just as some of the largest corporations are faced with mounting
archive needs for files, most government agencies have the same need
-- and partnering with a leading company such as ViON creates a path
to offering StrongBox-powered archive solutions to various agencies,"
said David Cerf, executive vice president of business and corporate
development at Crossroads. "ViON has a lengthy and successful record
of providing cost-efficient data solutions to a wide variety of
federal, state and local authorities, and Crossroads is pleased to
partner with them to offer such secure, cost-cutting shared storage
options through ViON." 
"ViON is a successful mid-size corporation that provides a
significant number of local, state, and federal government entities
with efficient, cost-effective storage solutions," said Michael
Jones, vice president of corporate development at ViON. "StrongBox
has the potential to expand our business greatly by millions of
dollars each year, as it allows us to bring this new LTFS-based
shared storage technology to federal ViON customers in the DOD,
Intelligence, and civilian agencies, as well as to our many state and
local-level customers. There is little doubt that StrongBox will
serve as a significant driver for new ViON opportunities, as we can
offer both new and existing customers this unique, reliable, and
cost-effective archiving technology." 
About StrongBox
 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:  
About ViON Corporation
 ViON Corporation (ViON) is a veteran-owned
corporation established in 1980, and headquartered in Northern
Virginia. It specializes in designing, delivering, and maintaining
storage and server solutions to high performance, enterprise-wide
data centers throughout federal, state and local governments. ViON
excels in solutions addressing enterprise storage, disaster recovery,
server consolidation, and business continuity in the Windows, UNIX
and z/OS environments. Visit  
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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Company Contacts:
Jennifer Crane
Crossroads Systems 
Roseanne Cinnamond
ViON Corporation
Investor Contact:
John Baldissera
BPC Financial Marketing
Press Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations
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