ReadVerify Appliance–Based Solution Powered by Crossroads®


VALHALLA, NY – July 12, 2010 – FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a division of Fujifilm Corporation the leading global manufacturer of data storage media , today announced it will introduce a new ReadVerify Appliance-Based solution, Library Overview Analysis Service, to its customers in collaboration with Crossroads Systems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions to protect, secure and restore business-critical data.

“Storage administrators and IT managers continue to face new challenges in managing the growing amount of data that must be managed and stored for longer periods of time,” said Peter Faulhaber, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. “Our customers are looking to us for solutions that go beyond storage media and we are pleased to be able to provide them with innovative services like this.”

This new service will help Fujifilm’s customers to analyze their tape library environments through convenient reports delivered through a secure Web portal. Within seconds, a data center manager can assess the source of protracted or inefficient tape back ups and proactively resolve issues before they become costly.

With no software agents to install, the Library Overview Analysis Service is a solution that integrates seamlessly into any existing tape environment. Maintenance updates are transparent to users so that the focus can be placed on cost reduction, performance improvements and maximizing utilization. Data collection is performed out-of-band of the backup or data application – with no impact on the existing storage infrastructure.

The Library Overview Analysis Service offers insight into the root causes of data errors, incomplete backups, system bottlenecks, and component failures, while minimizing the risk to corporate data. The Library Overview Analysis Service identifies low performing devices, under- or over-utilized assets, and degrading components, and provides major cost savings through reductions in capital expenditures, ongoing maintenance, and premature device wear. Detailed information offers a quick drill down to the root cause of failure, providing reductions in time, labor, misdiagnoses, and wasted tape media.

In addition to the Library Overview Analysis Service, Fujifilm offers a comprehensive catalog of library monitoring services in conjunction with Crossroads, Inc. Last year, three services were announced including Tape Environment Analysis, Archive Verification Service, and Library Monitoring and Alerts.

To learn more about Fujifilm Recording Media’s complete solutions portfolio go to www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage.

1 Santa Clara Consulting Group, “Back-Up Tape Tracker, 2009”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the U.S.A.-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 2009, Fujifilm announced it had surpassed the 50 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,U.S.A., Inc. products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe free at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

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 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
*At an exchange rate of 93 yen to the dollar.

For more information, please contact: 

Adam Yates



All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.