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Fujifilm Companies Team Up To Introduce Permivault Cloud Based Storage Service

New Service Provides an Online Repository for Healthcare Information and More (Documents, Images and Videos) To Fulfill an Organization’s Disaster Recovery and Archive Storage Needs


San Francisco, CA., March 7, 2012 – Today at the 2012 Tape Summit, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. announced a joint venture to launch the Permivault™ cloud based storage service that expands upon Fujifilm Medical Systems’ Synapse® Managed Services platform. The new service is designed for health and medical data management but is also available for any customer requiring file-based storage. Permivault cloud based file storage services provide both on-premise and off-site solutions for disaster recovery and long-term data archiving. Fujifilm created the Permivault service to help customers solve their long-term, off-site storage requirements with a simple, cost effective cloud solution.

“Our history of success in storing and protecting medical data combined with Fujifilm Recording Media’s experience with advanced, tape-based technologies has led to the creation of a true breakthrough in data storage,” says Jim Morgan, vice president of Medical Informatics for Fujifilm Medical Systems. “Permivault is a robust solution that is capable of meeting today’s stringent medical information storage and protection requirements,” explains Morgan. “This is not a service that we started from scratch, rather it is a winning mix of our respective technology expertise and overall medical industry experience that will meet the demands for securely protecting and storing sensitive patient data.”

Built on Fujifilm’s successful Medical Managed Services platform, Permivault cloud storage services provide a secure storage architecture powered by StrongBox® from Crossroads Systems, Inc. StrongBox is the first enterprise-level storage solution that leverages Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, combining the unparalleled scalability of tape with the speed and accessibility of disk.

“With the continued explosion of data, customers demand a cost-effective solution that is secure, accessible and reliable for off-site second copy. Permivault gives users online access but with the data protection features to meet enterprise-specific needs,” says Dan Greenberg, director of New Products, Fujifilm Recording Media. “As a leading provider of data protection solutions, Fujifilm understands that customers need to control access to their data, plus have the ability to move large data between sites and be confident in the long-term preservation of their data for today and in the future.”

Permivault cloud storage services will be officially launched at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, April 14 – 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please visit Fujifilm in booth # C7525. For additional information, please visit

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. FUJINON is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., and supplies technologically advanced endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information, visit

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 To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe free at

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 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

© 2012 FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

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PERMIVAULT is a trademark of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc.
SYNAPSE is a registered trademark of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
STRONGBOX is a registered trademark of Crossroads Systems, Inc.


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