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ViON to Offer Government-Focused Archive Solutions Powered by Crossroads' StrongBox

Unique Storage Solutions Aim to Provide Government Agencies With Efficient, Reliable and Cost-Effective Archiving

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today announced that ViON Corporation, a Northern Virginia-based provider of storage and server solutions, will now offer its governmental customers several new ViON storage solutions powered by StrongBox® from Crossroads Systems.

StrongBox is a shared storage archive, delivering complete data protection and reliability. It's the first enterprise-level storage solution to leverage Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, allowing tape storage to walk and talk like expensive disk-based storage.

It's the industry's leading non-proprietary, file-based and fully portable storage solution that can offer government agencies a cost-efficient file archive via a seamless on and off premise solution for low-cost data protection.

"Just as some of the largest corporations are faced with mounting archive needs for files, most government agencies have the same need -- and partnering with a leading company such as ViON creates a path to offering StrongBox-powered archive solutions to various agencies," said David Cerf, executive vice president of business and corporate development at Crossroads. "ViON has a lengthy and successful record of providing cost-efficient data solutions to a wide variety of federal, state and local authorities, and Crossroads is pleased to partner with them to offer such secure, cost-cutting shared storage options through ViON."

"ViON is a successful mid-size corporation that provides a significant number of local, state, and federal government entities with efficient, cost-effective storage solutions," said Michael Jones, vice president of corporate development at ViON. "StrongBox has the potential to expand our business greatly by millions of dollars each year, as it allows us to bring this new LTFS-based shared storage technology to federal ViON customers in the DOD, Intelligence, and civilian agencies, as well as to our many state and local-level customers. There is little doubt that StrongBox will serve as a significant driver for new ViON opportunities, as we can offer both new and existing customers this unique, reliable, and cost-effective archiving technology."

About StrongBox
StrongBox is a shared storage solution purpose-built for data archival and preservation. Using Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology and intelligent storage architecture with standard file systems (CIFS/NFS), StrongBox empowers online, all the time file availability with uncompromised data protection, full data mobility, non-proprietary file storage and significant cost-savings. StrongBox unifies your archive -- past and present -- while providing seamless scalability and reliability for the future. Visit: www.crossroads.com/products/strongbox.

About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation (ViON) is a veteran-owned corporation established in 1980, and headquartered in Northern Virginia. It specializes in designing, delivering, and maintaining storage and server solutions to high performance, enterprise-wide data centers throughout federal, state and local governments. ViON excels in solutions addressing enterprise storage, disaster recovery, server consolidation, and business continuity in the Windows, UNIX and z/OS environments. Visit www.vion.com.

About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data archive 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 holds 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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