Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance (RVA)

A simple, real-time way to monitor, track and report on performance, utilization and health of tape resources


A tape library, with its associated drives and media, represents a significant investment in a corporate data center’s disaster recovery and archive infrastructure. However, while storage applications provide feedback on the success or failure of a data transfer, little information is available on resource efficiency or root cause failure isolation.

Data transfer failures and tape errors can be the result of a complex mix of issues relating to the tape drives, media, network and applications, and can increase risks to data, system down time and budget impacts. With today’s IT departments operating with fewer personnel, tighter budgets and shorter cycles, effective tape monitoring is a vital key to managing costs, preserving data integrity and maintaining system reliability.

Crossroads ReadVerify Appliance provides full visibility into the utilization, performance and health of the tape drives and media in a tape library environment. The detailed insight provided by ReadVerify Appliance can lead to operational improvements by helping to complete backup jobs on time, minimize purchases of unnecessary resources and prevent premature wear of overused resources. ReadVerify Appliance collects data directly from the tape drives and library during data transactions, without impacting the storage applications.

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Feature Benefits
System monitoring
Policy-based alerting and reporting
ArchiveVerify (AV)*
ReadVerify Advanced Reporting*
1U Appliance providing real-time tape library monitoring and alerting
Policy-based alerting and reporting
ArchiveVerify optional feature
ReadVerify Advanced Reporting optional feature
Physical characteristics
SAN connectivity 1, 2, 4 GB FC Support
AC power 100 - 240 V ac autosensing

50/60 Hz, 4.0 A
Dimensions Height: 43.1 mm, 1U (1.72 in., 1U)

Width: 426 mm (16.8 in.)

Depth: 358 mm (14.1 in.)
Weight 10.4 kg (23 lbs)
Operating environment
Temperature 10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
Relative humidity 20% to 80% noncondensing
Heat output 564 BTUs
Energy consumption efficiency* NA
Warranty One-year limited warranty2