Crossroads & Sun Announce Agreement

Crossroads Systems announces agreement for Sun Microsystems to offer SurePath ReadVerify appliance in France

January 29, 2008

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CRDS), a global leading provider of data protection solutions, today announced its partnership with global provider of network computing infrastructure solutions, Sun Microsystems. This partnership gives the opportunity for Sun to offer Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance in France as part of their data protection solutions.

Sun France Chooses to Offer Crossroads SurePath RVA to Guarantee the Recovery of Data Stored on Tapes

Corporations are obligated to meet business, regulatory and compliancy standards, which are driving ever-increasing data retention requirements in a cost-effective manner. The use of tape media is an integral part of corporate backup and archive strategies. Sun sought a powerful, flexible and reliable solution to help its customers gain visibility, understanding and pro-active alerts to ensure data recovery in a timely and cost-effective manner as well as to improve tape drive utilization and performance. Crossroads SurePath ReadVerify Appliance (RVA) is a simple plug-and-play appliance that fully integrates with Sun’s platform to ensure pro-active protection of business-critical information by monitoring, alerting and reporting on the performance, utilization, and health of tape libraries, drives and media. Already, Crossroads RVA has been successfully installed and is fully operational by Sun at various customer sites including a major airline manufacturer.

“Capitalizing on our extensive market presence and business experience globally, Sun delivers a premier portfolio of innovative and advanced storage solutions,” said Olivier Tordo, head of the Storage division at Sun France. “As many of the most sensitive high-tech, financial and defense organizations in France rely on Sun’s products and solutions for ensuring access to critical business information, we feel confident that by offering Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance our customers will benefit from higher levels of data protection by addressing a problem area neglected by most storage integrators. Crossroads RVA benefits all companies and governmental organizations utilizing tape media by ensuring the protection of their critical data infrastructure in a unique, innovative and revolutionary manner.”

Crossroads Systems Inc.

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