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Crossroads StrongBox Provides Scalable Data Preservation for Ithaca College Communications School

August 5, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced that the Roy H. Park School of Communications at New York’s Ithaca College deployed the Crossroads StrongBox® NAS for long-term preservation of its digital content.

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With academic programs ranging from television-radio and journalism to integrated marketing communications and documentary studies, the Park School boasts numerous alumni who have played substantial roles in the media and entertainment industry. As its digital content began to eclipse existing storage resources, the school realized the need for a lower-cost and scalable repository for its many terabytes of content. StrongBox was selected to address the Park School’s ever-growing content preservation requirements.

StrongBox delivers scalable storage at the lowest cost per gigabyte, enabling the Park School to build an archive that can preserve content for many years to come. The simple NAS solution leverages Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology with intelligent policy-based data protection to guarantee the reliability of stored content. Additionally, the school can seamlessly migrate data from primary storage into StrongBox as an archival destination, freeing up valuable space on high-performance disk storage.

“Crossroads is honored to see its StrongBox solution provide Ithaca College’s communications school with the lowest-cost repository for unstructured data archiving,” said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. “With built-in data protection and seamless integration, StrongBox offers immense value for higher education organizations with storage requirements that consistently increase each academic year.”

About StrongBox
StrongBox is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance built to lower the costs of long-term storage and protection for unstructured data. By pairing a flexible, policy-driven disk cache with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers organizations to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability. Visit www.crossroads.com/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 has been awarded 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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This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and expected future events or future performance of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “targets,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Crossroads Systems’ ability to implement its business strategy, including the transition from a hardware storage company to a software solutions and services provider, its ability to expand its distribution channels, its ability to maintain or broaden relationships with existing distribution channels and strategic alliances and develop new industry relationships, the performance of third parties in its distribution channels and of its strategic alliances, the potential market for our data storage products, changes in the fair value of its derivative instruments and its ability to achieve or maintain profitability. The future performance of Crossroads Systems may be adversely affected by the following risks and uncertainties: uncertainties relating to product development and commercialization, uncertain market acceptance of Crossroads Systems products, including StrongBox, intense competition in the data protection and storage markets, variations in quarterly results and a consequence of unpredictable sales cycles and other factors, the ability to obtain, maintain or protect patent and other proprietary intellectual property rights, developments in litigation to which we may be a party, technological change in the industry, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described or anticipated by these forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of these factors and risks, investors should review Crossroads Systems’ reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC’s website or by clicking “SEC Filings” on the company’s Investor Relations website at
http://investors.crossroads.com. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. Crossroads Systems undertakes no duty to update this information to reflect future events, information or circumstances.

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