Xyratex High Density Storage Deployed as Foundation of Nearline Solution for Media Organizations

 Xyratex High Density Storage Deployed as Foundation of Nearline Solution for
                             Media Organizations

Avid ISIS 2000 Best-in-class data storage solution produces superior usability
and lower end user costs

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 10, 2013

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced Avid® as
a new customer for the Xyratex OneStor® storage solution. Avid combines the
OneStor hardware foundation with industry-leading Avid ISIS® software to
deliver its high density data storage solution for media enterprises. The ISIS
2000 enables cost effective near line storage for accessing and managing media
beyond active production. 

Avid ISIS 2000is a cost-effective near-line storage solution that works with
Avid Interplay^® to provide enterprise-wide search, browse, access, and
management of media that expands media access and augments real-time
production. Situated between online production storage and archive, this
unique high-density, disk-based storage system lets customers economically
extend their media library and optimize their overall storage investment while
maintaining direct workflow linkage with editorial production. Built for
large-scale media storage, ISIS 2000 makes more assets readily available for
reuse and is backed by Avid support and professional services.

"Media-intensive creative and broadcast environments require superior back-end
storage – large capacity, ultra-reliability, high performance and the ability
to scale out as needs dictate," said Kevin Usher, director of Media
Enterprise, Avid. "The OneStor® storage solution from Xyratex is the ideal
storage application platform to serve these needs, and it makes our software
that much better and more valuable to our customers."

"In just five rack units, the Avid implementation delivers 240TB of raw
storage capacity, along with all the performance, enterprise reliability and
scalability that our storage systems are known for," said Ed Prager, senior
vice president at Xyratex. "The best-in-class storage and compute density of
this solution has already produced cost-of-ownership benefits for a multitude
of industries, and AVID represents another exciting vertical segment that will
realize great value from deploying it."

About Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most
listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most
prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television
shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts.Some of Avid's most
influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®,
Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, and System 5. For more information about
Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, or subscribe to Avid Buzz.

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.

Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, and System 5
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name
is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears
no responsibility for Avid products. Other names may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Website: http://www.avid.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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