Xyratex to Provide Federal Government Site With Unparalleled High Performance Computing Storage

Xyratex to Provide Federal Government Site With Unparalleled High Performance
                              Computing Storage

HP will provide the ClusterStor™ High Performance Computing data storage
solution

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Nov. 13, 2012

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that it
is working with HP (NYSE: HPQ) to install its ClusterStor™ High Performance
Computing (HPC) data storage solution at a U.S. federal government site.

ClusterStor delivers a new standard in file system performance, scalability
and efficiency. Its unique architecture brings together what were previously
discrete server, network and storage platforms with their own separate
software layers, into a single integrated modular scale out storage building
block. This innovative approach enables the system to scale both performance
and capacity while aggressively reducing space, power and administrative
overhead.

The ClusterStor Scalable Storage Unit (SSU) is the easy-to-use building block
that enables rapid deployment, scale and productivity. The SSU is only five
rack units high and delivers up to six gigabytes/sec of sustained read and
write file system performance. ClusterStor offers support for installations
with unprecedented linear performance scalability from 6GB/s to 1TB/s file
system processing capability, as well as linear data storage capacity from
terabytes to tens of petabytes.

"We worked with the federal government to define the optimal configuration of
the ClusterStor solution that met the specific needs for this intelligence
application," said Ken Claffey, senior director of the ClusterStor business
line at Xyratex. "We're very excited about this strategic win within the
federal government, as it's the latest sign of the tremendous progress we've
made with ClusterStor over the last 18 months."

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the United
Kingdom, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational
facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-510-687-5260,
bdriver@xyratex.com; Mike Stolz, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances,
+1-952-303-4780, mstolz@xyratex.com
 
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