FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. and Crossroads Systems Expand Relationship With New Agreement

FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. and Crossroads Systems Expand 
Relationship With New Agreement 
Fujifilm to Private Label the Crossroads StrongBox(R) Data Storage
and Protection Solution 
VALHALLA, NY and AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 --  FUJIFILM
Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. and Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CRDS), global leaders in data protection and archiving solutions,
today announced that they have expanded their relationship through an
OEM agreement that allows Fujifilm to private label the Crossroads
StrongBox(R) data storage and protection product line. 
Crossroads and Fujifilm began their strategic alliance in June 2009
through an agreement to offer Crossroads' storage technologies to
Fujifilm's customers. To meet customer needs for storage scalability
and accessibility, the two companies announced in 2012 that Fujifilm
had integrated StrongBox into its datacenter to provide a new data
protection and archiving solution, Permivault(TM). StrongBox's unique
use of Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology empowers Permivault
to deliver an economical storage tier while providing online
accessibility and data protection. With this latest agreement,
Fujifilm can now offer its customers the StrongBox appliance and
technology for seamless integration with this offsite Permivault
service as a complete Fujifilm solution.  
"Having successfully teamed up with Crossroads to offer innovative
archive services, Fujifilm is now taking the relationship a step
further with this latest OEM agreement," said Peter Faulhaber,
president, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. "We can now deliver
a robust archiving solution with built-in data protection for our
customers based on the Crossroads StrongBox technology."  
"The new OEM agreement expands Crossroads' ongoing relationship with
Fujifilm and should further boost StrongBox's presence through
Fujifilm's technology, industry leadership and powerful brand," said
Richard K. Coleman, Jr., interim president and CEO at Crossroads
Systems. "We're pleased to broaden our relationship with a trusted
partner such as Fujifilm." 
About Fujifilm
 FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based
manufacturing, marketing and sales operations of professional
broadcast video and data tape recording media for FUJIFILM
Corporation. The company provides broadcast and data center customers
and industry partners with a wide range of unique data center
accessories, value-added services and programs. Based on a history of
thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm
NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough data storage
products. In 2011, Fujifilm had surpassed the 75 million milestone
for the number of LTO Ultrium data cartridges manufactured since
introduction, highlighting the company's leadership and success as a
manufacturer of mid-range and enterprise tape media. For more
information on Fujifilm Recording Media products, customers can call
800-488-3854 or go to www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage. To receive
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous
innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of
industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment,
medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display
materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital,
optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The
company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S.
patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global
revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental
stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information,
please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com. 
* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar. 
About StrongBox
 StrongBox is a shared storage solution purpose-built
for data archiving 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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Fujifilm Contact: 
Diane Rainey 
Crossroads Contact: 
Jennifer Crane 
Crossroads Systems 
512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148  
Crossroads Investor Contact: 
Mark Hood
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