Crossroads Systems and Mainline Information Systems Sign National Partnership

Crossroads Systems and Mainline Information Systems Sign National Partnership 
Mainline to Offer Crossroads StrongBox(R) for Big Data Archiving and
Protection 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today
announced it signed a national channel partner agreement with
Tallahassee, Florida-based Mainline Information Systems(R), a leader
in information technology solutions and consulting services.  
Mainline will offer its customers the Crossroads StrongBox shared
storage solution, the first-ever enterprise-level archive system to
harness the power of Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology.
StrongBox allows users to take advantage of the performance and
accessibility of disk with the low-cost reliability of tape.  
"Crossroads is pleased to partner with Mainline, one of the nation's
leading IT consulting firms," said Heather Painter, vice president of
channel sales at Crossroads Systems. "This partnership will further
expand StrongBox's market presence and strengthen our growth
strategy."  
"Mainline is very excited to bring the unparalleled total cost of
ownership (TCO) of Crossroads' Strongbox technology to our
customers," said Jeff Dobbelaere, vice president at Mainline
Information Systems. "Unstructured data is growing very rapidly in
most enterprises and the management, archive, backup and preservation
of that data can be very costly. Crossroads provides a unique
approach that allows customers to simplify data management, improve
access times and reduce costs." 
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 Mainline Information Systems
 Mainline, headquartered in
Tallahassee, Florida, is an information technology solutions and IT
consulting firm and has more than 500 employees nationwide. Mainline
has received many industry accolades, including VMware Global Desktop
Virtualization Partner of the Year, Red Hat North American Partner of
the Year, multiple IBM Leadership Awards and an HP Virtualization
Elite partner designation. Mainline provides solutions throughout the
United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Visit www.mainline.com. 
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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Crossroads Contact:
Jennifer Crane
Crossroads Systems
jcrane@crossroads.com 
512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148 
Crossroads Press Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations
matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com 
281.444.1590 
Crossroads Investor Contact:
Mark Hood
Crossroads Systems
mhood@crossroads.com 
512.928.7330 
Mainline Contact:
Mary Strauss
Mainline Information Systems
mary.strauss@mainline.com 
941.349.0394