Crossroads StrongBox Empowers 84 Percent Savings for Faster Storage Workflows

Crossroads StrongBox Empowers 84 Percent Savings for Faster Storage Workflows 
Storage Consultant Brad Johns Reports That StrongBox Delivers More
Than 95 Percent Reduction in Energy Requirements and 84 Percent Less
for Total Storage Costs 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today
announced that Brad Johns Consulting, LLC published recent research
highlighting the significant cost reductions that Crossroads
StrongBox offers. The study reports that the combination of
Crossroads StrongBox and LTO 6 reduces the total cost of storage
ownership (TCO) by 84 percent, when compared to the equivalent amount
of Unified Storage with the latest hard disk drive (HDD) technology.  
For this study, Brad Johns, a data storage industry consultant with
more than 30 years of IBM experience, assessed acquisition, support
and power consumption costs for a dual copy petabyte (PB) archive
over a 10-year period. The study concluded that the combination of
StrongBox and LTO 6 tape technology costs $1.1 million compared to $7
million for the Unified Storage solution. This is more than an 84
percent reduction in TCO. Additionally, the energy efficiency of the
StrongBox-based solution is validated by the study's findings that
StrongBox can reduce energy costs by up to 95 percent.  
In today's fast-paced world, real-time access to data is critical to
meet business objectives. As a low-cost solution for accessible,
protected storage, StrongBox empowers organizations to efficiently
manage skyrocketing data volumes and increasing retention
requirements. 
Below is a breakdown of the study's cost comparisons: 
2 PB Environment TCO Over 10 Years 


 
                                                                            
                    StrongBox Solution Unified Storage    Percent Savings   
                    ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
Energy:             $10,000            $197,000           95% Less          
Support:            $536,000           $1,437,000         62% Less          
Acquisition Costs:  $578,000           $5,443,000         89% Less          
TOTAL:              $1,124,000         $7,077,000         84% Less          

 
"StrongBox is a compelling solution that could substantially reduce
overall storage costs for customers with large and growing archive
requirements," Johns said. "For many storage workloads, the
intelligent policy management provided by StrongBox will support file
server type performance levels while also providing much lower costs.
In addition, StrongBox incorporates features that are very important
for long-term archive such as policy-driven data integrity, data
protection and replication features." 
To download the entire white paper, visit:
http://www.crossroads.com/pdf/White%20Paper_TCO%20Analysis_generic.pdf 
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
www.crossroads.com/products/strongbox.  
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
www.crossroads.com.  
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