Archive to Tape

Too much data and not enough primary storage to retain all the data? Unstructured data, seldom reviewed? Tired of backing up the same data (unchanged) time and time again. Reduce backup Secure your data in more than one location, Need to retain data for a many years Consider archiving your data to either LFT media […]

Tape News

 To Lean More – Contact Sunstar Company, Inc  sales at (310) 330-2900 Oracle Corp Oracle has released the StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive with 8.5 TB of native capacity and a data transfer rate of 252 MB/s. It is backward read compatible for the three previous generations of this product. It has 54 percent more […]

Archive – solving problems

Data storage is too expensive and exceeds current budget Fixed content is still being backed up Archival data requires online file access Unstructured data management is too complex Disaster Recovery (DR) – second copy and/or off-site copy, compliance/regulatory requirements  The Solution StrongBox is a NAS appliance designed for unstructured data StrongBox is primary storage with […]

Archive to LTFS

Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be accessible and accurate. StrongBox solves data storage and protection challenges at a low cost while keeping your files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation. StrongBox Key Benefits: Reduces […]

What is Crossroads StrongBox?

StrongBox is the ultimate storage solution for unstructured data. StrongBox® is a NAS appliance that provides online, near-line & archive storage for unstructured data while simplifying data management and protection. Combining flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers users to control storage expenses without sacrificing performance or adding complexity. […]

Drowning in Backup?

Active Archive Is the Lifeboat We all need to protect our data. Businesses typically have to back it up, and there are hundreds of backup solutions out there. Why then, do so many storage administrators say that managing backup data is their biggest challenge? As data continues to grow, content is lodged in backup cycles, […]

Archive your unstructured data

StrongBox from Crossroads: 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.. Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be […]

Understanding LTFS

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage technology to be indexed. LTFS partitions LTO-5 or LTO-6 tapes into two segments called partitions. Partition 0 holds directory structures and pointers that let the tape drive quickly seek specific data from the tape; the data itself is stored in Partition 1. Applying a […]


LTFS has impacted tape’s modern role in data storage. But, what is LTFS? And more importantly, why does it matter? LTFS Facts Linear Tape File System (LTFS) refers to both the format of data recorded on magnetic tape media and the implementation of specific software that uses this data format to provide a file system interface to data stored on magnetic tape. […]

Archive storage options

Archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate data storage device for long-term retention. Older data that is still important and necessary for future reference, as well as data that must be retained for regulatory compliance are kept, indexed in order to be easily located. Nexsan : The Nexsan Assureon™ […]

Data Archive with LTFS

Crossroads Systems has developed a storage appliance leveraging the LTFS standard, which has been getting a lot of attention lately. StrongBox is an enterprise NAS gateway that writes to LTO-5/LTO-6 tape media and operates at the file level, giving users access to a network share with a disk experience while drastically reducing the storage, power, and […]

Crossroads Introduces Seamless Archiving for NetApp, Windows and Linux File Systems

Unmatched price point as well as impressive data management and automation capabilities can change how organizations approach long-term storage Crossroads Systems, Inc. global provider of data protection solutions, today announced the availability of StrongBox® DataManager, the newest component of the award-winning StrongBox shared storage solution for data protection and preservation. StrongBox DataManager is specifically designed to […]