Object Matrix to Offer Crossroads StrongBox to European Media and Entertainment Industry

UK-based Object Matrix is latest technology partner to offer integration with StrongBox NAS

04 Nov, 2015, 08:00 ET from Crossroads Systems

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced a technology partnership with UK-based Object Matrix Limited, a leading provider of object based nearline storage for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry as well as select financial and telecommunications firms.

Expanding Crossroads' Technology Alliance partnerships, the Object Matrix MatrixStore appliance can now be deployed with Crossroads StrongBox. MatrixStore provides high-performance data storage and management for content that needs to be parked, edited, distributed or monetized while StrongBox provides high-capacity, low-cost archival storage for completed projects and those shelved for future use.

MatrixStore customers that integrate StrongBox as a protected archive tier will significantly lower content storage costs, ensure protection via LTFS technology, and ensure data availability through policy-driven disk storage. Especially in the content-rich M&E and utilities industries, adding an archive tier can translate into substantial, ongoing savings.

"Customers require secure, reliable storage solutions that integrate seamlessly with their day-to-day workflows," said Jonathan Morgan, CEO at Object Matrix. "With this exciting technical partnership we can provide reliable, secure and instant access to the media assets customers need from disk combined with the economics of LTO storage."

"Our technology partnership with Object Matrix underscores the innovation and unique cost-savings capabilities offered by StrongBox," said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "Our commitment to building solutions on industry standards with no proprietary lock-in allows our customers to deploy best-in-breed solutions for diverse data center needs."

For more information on StrongBox, visit www.crossroads.com/strongbox.

About Object Matrix Object Matrix is a leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry as well as telecommunication firms, banks and utility companies. Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK) that has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted to ensure content is always available. Customers include the BBC, BT, Deutsche Bank, Fox Sports, Globo, Miami Heat, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures. Visit www.object-matrix.com.

About Crossroads Systems Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data storage 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 has been awarded 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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