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.  
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Company Contacts: 
Jennifer Crane 
Crossroads Systems 
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512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148  
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estor Contact: 
Mark Hood
Crossroads Systems
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512.928.7330 
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