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

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - 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."

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Crossroads is highlighting its innovative StrongBox® 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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