Australia, November 15, 2015 – Oper8 Pty Ltd announced today that it has teamed with Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) to be the first reseller partner in Australia for its StrongBox® network-attached storage (NAS) solution.


Enhancing Oper8’s existing bundled storage services for reseller and direct customers, while complementing Oper8’s colocation, archiving, and Communic8 service, the StrongBox NAS X-series product line will enable Oper8 to further its ability to support customer environments where access to cost effective large-scale storage capacity is an issue.

Joining other premier integrators, resellers, and distributors worldwide, Oper8 stands as the latest to join Crossroads’ growing global network of StrongBox partners. StrongBox provides unique cost efficiency and quality of service (QoS) levels to meet the stringent data storage and protection demands of modern data centers. Its X-series delivers low-cost storage, performance, and data protection for customers across the globe.

“We are pleased to expand Oper8’s suite of storage solutions for our customers across Australia and the South Pacific with the innovative and cost effective StrongBox platform from Crossroads,” said Mike Andrea, Director at Oper8. “StrongBox presents an expandable storage platform that can deliver Terabyte to multi-Petabyte storage in a low rack space footprint and without high energy consumption overheads. Oper8’s confidence in the solution sees StrongBox being deployed as part of Oper8’s own Cloud and ‘Archive as a Service’ solutions.”

“With the release of our latest global platforms, we see clear opportunities for greater StrongBox growth internationally,” said David Cerf, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Crossroads Systems. “With a growing network of partners in North and South America, Europe and now Australia, Crossroads can deliver the unmatched value of StrongBox in fast-growing markets. We are pleased to offer the low-cost, performance and protection of StrongBox to Oper8’s diverse customers.”

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About Oper8

Oper8 Pty Ltd, headquartered in Springfield, Queensland, is a specialist IT and Cloud Services Provider delivering scalable solutions that enable Australian businesses to grow. Oper8’s product suite includes data storage, data centre, IT management, and connectivity solutions. These products and services are offered as direct purchase, managed service, or cloud solutions enabling clients to reduce capital expenses while achieving the best business outcomes from their IT investment. Visit

About Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data storage 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 has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit