Crossroads Systems White Paper Illustrates New Archive Workflow With LTFS for Media and Entertainment Industry

Crossroads Systems White Paper Illustrates New Archive Workflow With LTFS for 
Media and Entertainment Industry 
Analyst Tom Coughlin Discusses How Intelligent Storage Architectures
and Solutions That Harness LTFS Deliver Data Protection, Scalability
and Manageability for Massive Data Volumes 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 --  Crossroads Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions,
published its latest white paper that examines the role of digital
active archiving technology in professional media and entertainment
workflows.  
In the white paper titled, "The New Archive Workflow: Accessible,
Online and Protected," author and data storage analyst Tom Coughlin
of Coughlin Associates discusses how higher resolution content,
higher camera frame rates as well as input from multiple cameras
result in an exploding demand for digital storage. The paper offers
strategies to reduce the costs of long-term storage, focusing on
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology and advanced LTFS-based
storage solutions. Coughlin discusses best practices for bringing the
archive online, with fast content access and ensuring data protection
with multiple copies using LTO media.  
"While LTFS and LTO are important technologies for the creation of
file-based archives, on their own, they are not enough," Coughlin
explains in the white paper. "Thus, we also need to look at
intelligent storage architectures and solutions that harness LTFS.
Archiving plays a critical role in video content workflows, from
content capture, through post-production and for long-term
preservation and library access. LTO tapes offering the LTFS file
system provide file-based storage that allows tape to be partitioned
and used for project-based storage of high resolution content as well
as transcoded files for distribution networks or proxy files." 
Coughlin continues, "Archiving on magnetic tape results in
significant cost reductions over the life of a digital archive. The
operating cost advantages of LTO tape storage and file access of the
LTFS file system make intelligent archiving solutions, like
Crossroads StrongBox, an important element in video facility media
asset management, real-time content access, disaster recovery
strategies and in a preservation repository." 
To download the complete white paper, visit: 
www.crossroads.com/pdf/ltfs/LTFS-new-archive-workflow-whitepaper.pdf 
Crossroads is highlighting its innovative StrongBox(R) archive
solution during NAB Show in booth SL7627 from April 8-11 at the Las
Vegas Convention Center. For more information on NAB Show, visit
www.nabshow.com.  
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 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 
jcrane@crossroads.com 
512.928.6897 
800.643.7148  
Press Contact:
Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations
matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com
281.444.1590 
Investor Contact: 
Mark Hood
Crossroads Systems
mhood@crossroads.com 
512.928.7330 
 
 
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