The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) institution relies on Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance (RVA) to ensure the long-term availability of more than 2.2 petabytes of data.
The company noted that the Crossroads RVA is a plug-and-play appliance that monitors and reports on the performance, utilization and health of tape libraries, drives and media.
Tilo Steiger, head of the storage service group within the system services department of IT services at ETH Zurich, said: By gaining a precise insight into our tapes and drives, we are able to make our planning better, more reliable and longer-term, for example, which tapes have to be replaced and which can still go on being used.
Rob Sims, president and CEO of Crossroads Systems, said: Through Crossroads RVA, organizations such as ETH Zurich obtain clear-cut insight into the status of their tapes and drives, contributing to faster, more reliable backup. With backup and recovery serving as a vital function of large IT teams, RVA eliminates guess work and creates a consistent process for verifying data accessibility, creating greatly heightened peace of mind.