Crossroads Launches Industry's First Low-Cost, 2Gb/s FC Storage Router

Wednesday May 22nd 2002 by Enterprise Storage Forum Staff

Breathing new life into existing equipment, such as SCSI tape libraries, the new 6000 router provides customers an alternative to purchasing newer more expensive equipment.

Crossroads Systems Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the Crossroads(R) 6000(tm), a new storage router designed to integrate a customer's existing SCSI storage devices into 1 or 2 Gigabit/second (Gb/s) Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.

Targeted at the small to mid-sized market, the Crossroads 6000 complements the recently announced Crossroads 10000 which is intended for the enterprise market.

"Crossroads continues to provide investment protection to customers implementing storage networks for data security and business continuance," said Rob Sims, Crossroads chief operating officer. "The Crossroads 6000 is an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that can enhance the useful life of SCSI devices by bringing those devices into a 1 Gb/s or 2 Gb/s SAN."

High Performance for Faster Backups
The Crossroads 6000 offers the industry's best value proposition in a 2 Gb/s storage router designed for entry-level, workgroup and departmental SANs. Customers benefit from LAN-free backup and restore, which moves the bulk of data backup and recovery traffic from the LAN and into the storage network.

Removing the LAN bottleneck ensures that SCSI devices can operate at full speed. Using the Crossroads 6000, existing data can be backed up or restored in less time, or in increasingly larger data sets within the customers' current backup window.

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