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Crossroads Systems Releases StrongBox VM - Archive Has Never Been Simpler
Hassle-free data protection, preservation, and archive without dedicated hardware
Free trial of StrongBox VM available at www.crossroads.com/strongbox-vm
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) 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
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.
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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Here is the the latest version of ScrewDrivers, v4.8.03
Some new features within ScrewDrivers 4.8.03 includes:
•Enhanced compression for print data (hence, decreasing print time by 74%),
•Advanced print features are now available for printers that offer finishing features,
•Ability to reset printer defaults after each print job,
•Improved control for IT admins for log rotations and size management, and
•New Simplify License Server with significant enhancements in the reliability and speed of license checkout requests.
Read more at www.tricerat.com
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New Unitrends Licensing model for Unitrends Enterprise Backup
Since the 1:st of September 2015 Unitrends has introduced a new licensing model for their Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) software.
This will mainly affect new customers but existing customers that choose to do the transition from UVB to UEB will also in some way be affected of this change.
UEB can today (september 2015) protect VMware and Hyper-V environment and support for XenServer is on the way (Late Q4 2015).
The license model has five different levels providing increased functionality
On every level except Free is it possible to install and use File level agents in your VMs for getting a file type backup instead of a snaphot backup. These agents can be used free of charge on all VMs protected by socket license. All levels except free has 24/7 support.
If you need to protect a physical Server you can buy a Server license at the same cost as a socket license.
(It does not matter if the physical server has 2 Sockets it still counts as one server license).
Below is some clarification to the chart above.
Protecting with snapshot based backups unlimited number of VMs up to 1TB protected raw data.
Protect up to 10 resources. (Hypervisor Sockets or Server) You an have 4 socket VMware and up to 6 Physical servers in such an environment. You are also free to use as many fileagents you need on your VMs.
Protect unlimited number of resources. This level adds support for backup of NAS on file level and the possibiity to replicate backup data over a throttled WAN link to secondary location.
Protect unlimited number of resources. Adds Exchange, SQL, Oracle,Sharepoint Application aware file agent.
Unitrends Enterprise Plus
Protect unlimited number of resources. Adds support for some models of NDMP NAS. It also adds unlimited ReliableDR recovery assurance. Unitrends ReliableDR is used for doing automated testing of Disaster Recovery and actual be able to prove that a certain it-service is fulfilling its RPO/RTO.