FotoKem Deploys Crossroads StrongBox Archive Solution

FotoKem Deploys Crossroads StrongBox Archive Solution 
StrongBox Delivers a Simple-to-Use, Globally Accessible Active
Archive for Post-Production Powerhouse 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today
announced that Burbank, California-based FotoKem, one of the nation's
leading post-production companies for the entertainment industry, is
the latest Hollywood firm to deploy the StrongBox(R) archive
StrongBox, a shared storage solution purpose-built for data archival
and preservation, harnesses the power of Linear Tape File System
(LTFS) technology and intelligent storage architecture with standard
file systems (CIFS/NFS) to empower online, all the time file
availability with uncompromised data protection, full data mobility,
non-proprietary file storage and dramatic cost-savings.  
In February, FotoKem deployed StrongBox throughout the company's
infrastructure as well as at Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company
specializing in the finishing of episodic television, promos,
commercials and trailers. FotoKem and KMP now benefit from LTFS-based
network-attached storage for the 10 to 20 terabytes of data running
through their pipelines each day. 
"FotoKem needed an enterprise-class solution for our growing content
archives," said Paul Chapman, senior vice president of technology at
FotoKem. "StrongBox from Crossroads Systems was the clear answer
because it does not write the data onto the tape in any kind of
proprietary form. It is very important to us to have the ability to
take any tape out of the library at any time and recover the data
without actually having to go back to the software that wrote it
originally. This was simply not possible before we deployed
Chapman added, "The fact that StrongBox is a simple network-attached
storage system that any user can access makes it very simple for us
to implement. It required minimal training, and today we have more
than 30 employees accessing and writing to the archive from multiple
locations. Crossroads really is one of the easiest and most accepting
companies I have worked with. They catered to FotoKem's specific
needs and made sure the StrongBox was a complete fit." 
Providing a file-based archive, StrongBox delivers scalable, reliable
storage by using LTFS tape for cost-efficiency, as well as disk for
rapid and seamless data access for file-based applications. As a
vendor-neutral archive and data protection solution, StrongBox
integrates easily in file-based workflows, seamlessly connecting with
existing applications for centralized content storage. 
"Crossroads is extremely pleased that FotoKem has chosen our
solution," said Heather Painter, vice president of channel sales and
marketing at Crossroads Systems. "We continue to see ever-increasing
interest in StrongBox within the M&E space. Since content creation
and management is the foundation for their business, M&E companies
are embracing the ease of use and complete file protection delivered
by StrongBox. Crossroads is honored that such leading Hollywood
post-production facilities, such as FotoKem and Keep Me Posted, rely
upon StrongBox for archive." 
About FotoKem
 FotoKem is an independently owned, full-service post
production facility that has become the go-to resource for the
worldwide creative community. Since 1963, the company has serviced
every corner of the entertainment market, providing unmatched
expertise, high-end solutions and innovative technologies. The
company's systems approach to the imaging chain assists filmmakers in
successfully bridging production and post, and supports them in
navigating the many formats and choices for telling stories. FotoKem
offers a broad spectrum of services, including file-based workflows,
3D, digital intermediates, digital cinema packages, mobile dailies,
global data delivery, film and video finishing, audio mixing and
mastering, visual effects, full service film lab, restoration, and
production rentals. FotoKem has expanded over the years with the
acquisition of SPY, Keep Me Posted, Margarita Mix and L.A. Studios.
For more information, visit, and follow FotoKem on
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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  
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 
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