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Crossroads' Latest StrongBox LTFS NAS Archive Solution Offers Unmatched Scale, Greater Performance


Crossroads' Latest StrongBox LTFS NAS Archive Solution Offers Unmatched Scale, Greater Performance

Visit StrongBox Booth SL7627 at NAB Show to See How StrongBox Solves Content Storage Needs for the Media and Entertainment Industry

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today announced the release of its latest StrongBox(R) LTFS NAS data storage solution which includes new platforms that offer unparalleled performance while handling the huge amounts of data used in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. Crossroads will highlight its award-winning StrongBox archive solution during NAB Show in booth SL7627 from April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new T10, T20 and T30 StrongBox platforms bring enhanced efficiency and optimized performance. These new platforms empower high-volume accessibility and storage for ever-growing data volumes in enterprise archive environments.


 
--  Expanded Support for New LTO-6 Version Tape Drives
     StrongBox now
    supports LTO-6, enhancing storage with 2.5TB native capacity per tape
    and data read and write speeds up to 160 MB/s.
    
    
--  Enterprise Jaguar (IBM TS1140) Drive Support
     StrongBox expands the
    supported tape devices with the IBM TS1140 (Jaguar) enterprise drives.
    The Jaguar drives uniquely offer expansive performance with a transfer
    speed of 250 MB/s and capacity of 4 terabytes per tape while providing
    greater data reliability and shelf life.
    
    
--  Reporting and Analytics Software Module
     StrongBox Reporting and
    Analytics gives organizations a powerful view of the health and usage
    of their archive system -- allowing for a 360-degree view of the
    content environment and providing insight into scalability
    requirements for the future.
    
    
--  Enhanced Replication Workflows
     This latest offering allows
    organizations to seamlessly ingest copies of data to a second archive
    site using physical seed tapes. The simplified StrongBox replication
    workflow provides complete protection for business-critical content.
    
    
--  Partial File Restore
     Partial file restore is now supported via the
    StrongBox 
early adopter program. This allows M&E professionals to
    quickly gain access to specific video clips without being required to
    pull and view the surrounding non-relevant content.
    
    
--  Support for Alternate Data Streams in Microsoft Environments
    
    StrongBox now also offers support for archiving Alternate Data Streams
    in Microsoft environments, supporting file metadata transfer storage
    along with archived files for rapid retrieval of assets from the
    archive. This functionality empowers users to meet specific
    requirements for effectively archiving merged files, such as imaging
    with descriptive content added.

"StrongBox continues to lead the pack in enterprise-level LTFS-based archiving," said Paul Leury, chief technologist at Crossroads Systems. "These latest enhancements and added support illustrate Crossroads' commitment to continual innovation and answering the needs of its customers. In archives, performance is a significant factor -- and we're pleased that StrongBox features impressive speeds that enterprises routinely applaud."

Visit the Crossroads StrongBox NAB Show booth (SL7627) for live product demonstrations.

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 NAB Show NAB Show, held April 6-11 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.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.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and future events or future performance of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "targets," "likely," "will," "would," "could," and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Crossroads Systems' ability to implement its business strategy, including the transition from a hardware storage company to a software solutions and services provider, its ability to expand its distribution channels, its ability to maintain or broaden relationships with existing distribution channels and strategic alliances and develop new industry relationships, the performance of third parties in its distribution channels and of its strategic alliances, uncertainties relating to product development and commercialization, the ability to obtain, maintain or protect patent and other proprietary intellectual property rights, technological change in its industry, market acceptance of its products and services, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays, competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. Crossroads Systems does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright2013 Crossroads Systems, Inc. Crossroads and Crossroads Systems are registered trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Company Contacts: Jennifer Crane Crossroads Systems jcrane@crossroads.com 512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148

Inv estor Contact: Mark Hood Crossroads Systems mhood@crossroads.com 512.928.7330

Press Contact: Matthew Zintel Zintel Public Relations matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com 281.444.1590

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