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Crossroads StrongBox NAS to Be Deployed at Ithaca College

August 06, 2014

Crossroads StrongBox NAS to Be Deployed at Ithaca College

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

Crossroads Systems, Inc., a data archive solutions provider, recently announced that its StrongBox NAS has been selected by the Roy H. Park School of Communications at New York's Ithaca College for long-term preservation of its digital content.

StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured, fixed content. By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers clients to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability.

The solution keeps data center power requirements low, reducing operational costs by up to 95 percent. As a protected archive for fixed data, StrongBox helps reduce additional storage investments while optimizing the infrastructure with policy-driven, automated tiering that matches performance and accessibility with business need. It is simple to deploy and can seamlessly connect to the network via GbE or 10GbE, StrongBox presents stored data just like a standard network share.

"Crossroads is honored to see its StrongBox solution provide Ithaca College's communications school with the lowest-cost repository for unstructured data archiving," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "With built-in data protection and seamless integration, StrongBox offers immense value for higher education organizations with storage requirements that consistently increase each academic year."

Crossroads Systems, Inc., recently announced a new partnership with New Jersey-based VideoBank, a leading provider of tools for processing, exploiting, and disseminating full-motion video and imagery to generate real-time situational awareness.

Under the partnership, VideoBank's customers will now be offered the Crossroads StrongBox data protection appliance, a seamless solution that secures and protects content for long-term preservation. The digital asset management (DAM) solutions offered by VideoBank are used by educational institutions, medical facilities, government organizations, entertainment companies, and the U.S. military to manage and distribute video and other content.

Edited by Adam Brandt
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