Eurotech form alliance with Crossroads
Eurotech and StrongBox has concluded an alliance to bring LTFS and LTO technology to existing Eurotech clients across the O&G, Media, Life Science and Public Sector. With over 25 years of experience providing tape technologies, Eurotech is in prime position to assist new and existing clients with the adoption of StrongBox archive technologies.
Reducing our clients TCO, as well as providing solutions that have better ROI is key to Eurotech; both ROI and TCO can be achieved with the adoption of the Strongbox technologies. Eurotech is planning to replace their existing hard disk archive infrastructure with the latest StrongBox tape offering and by doing so substantially reducing the power consumption in their data centre. Eurotech CTO Marcos Vera stated “The integration of StrongBox to our existing Data management software “Asset Grid” as well as our archive services will provide a competitive edge to our offering.”
StrongBox brings tape technology back to centre stage by providing an open architecture that leverages the LTFS and StrongBox indexing technologies into one single appliance. By using LTO-5 and LTFS together, StrongBox is able to break the legacy relationship with existing backup software solutions; no agents, backup software or applications modifications are required.
StongBox is an open archive appliance that transformed tape technology in to an online All-the-Time easily accessible file system. StrongBox is a vendor neutral that eliminated the vendor lock-in. Media written by StrongBox can be read by any LTFS compatible driver or system, furthermore the StrongBox state of the art replication algorithm provides a cost effective replication engine that allows for data to be replicated across multiple sites or cloud services providers.
StrongBox provides a NAS front end to the LTO-5 drives by creating a storage pool and sharing pools to users across the network via NFS or CIFS. StrongBox improves Data Mobility and fault tolerance with a Self-Healing mechanism, Optimised Performance’s as well as Seamless Scalability.
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is a global provider of solutions and services that ensure stored data is proactively protected and reliably recovered. Crossroads offers organizations powerful data protection, proactive data security, secure long-term data storage and intelligent storage connectivity.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Crossroads holds more than 100 patents granted and pending and has been honored with numerous industry awards for innovation in data protection and storage.
Following the success of our solutions in the US market, Crossroads continues to expand sales activities in Europe. Our European headquarters are located in Germany which directly manages the sale and distribution of Crossroads solutions throughout Europe. The European team has many years of experience and excellent skills in the storage and backup environment and is constantly working to build up strong relationships both to established partners and resellers in the IT market and to end customers.