Crossroads Systems Releases StrongBox VM - Archive Has Never Been Simpler

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Crossroads Systems, Inc.  today announced general availability of StrongBox VM, the company's virtual machine (VM) version of its award-winning StrongBox storage gateway. Organizations using StrongBox VM can now transform their existing resources into simple-to-use, yet powerful network-attached storage.

StrongBox provides protected nearline and archive storage for unstructured data. By combining flash, disk, and LTFS tape, StrongBox helps businesses protect data on-site, off-site, or in the cloud. StrongBox VM provides all the same features as the original StrongBox and can be deployed in less than an hour using a company's existing VMWare ESXi servers. This allows customers to quickly create file and object-based shared storage for local and distributed architectures without the requirement of dedicated hardware.

Key product capabilities include:

  • Seamlessly integrates with existing IT infrastructure to create nearline and archive storage with multi-copy data protection, secure replication, and self-healing functionality
  • Installs in less than an hour
  • Intelligently manages file and object storage while saving customers thousands of dollars in hardware purchases and maintenance fees
  • Combines the best of flash, disk, tape, and cloud storage technologies to deliver performance that meets defined quality of service (QoS) levels

Customers can turn an existing tape library into a NAS for nearline and archive storage, or use StrongBox VM as a gateway to replicate data off-site or to the cloud with no local tape required.

Businesses can experience the power of StrongBox VM with a free 90-day, no strings attached trial. To request your StrongBox VM trial, visit www.crossroads.com/strongbox-vm.  

"Customers asked us for the power of StrongBox with the flexibility to run in VM environments, and now they have it," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "StrongBox VM easily turns any library into a NAS for file or object storage. This new StrongBox option is yet another example of Crossroads' commitment to reducing the cost and complexity of today's ever-growing data storage."

For technical specifications and additional information on StrongBox VM, visit www.crossroads.com/strongbox-vm.