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Xyratex's ClusterStor Wins 2013 Cloud Storage Excellence Award



        Xyratex's ClusterStor Wins 2013 Cloud Storage Excellence Award

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 24, 2013

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that
TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named ClusterStor™ by Xyratex a
winner of a 2013 Cloud Storage Excellence Award presented by TMC's Cloud
Computing Magazine.

Cloud storage providers have steadily been on the rise over the last year.
Since security, data analysis and data protection are key concerns, data
centers and storage professionals are very focused on maintaining and
improving cloud storage facilities. The Cloud Storage Excellence Award
recognizes companies that have introduced or improved cloud storage solutions.
Winners of the Cloud Storage Excellence Awards will be published in the
January 2013 issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.

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.

"This award underscores the rapid adoption of our ClusterStor family of
storage solutions, and the tremendous value it brings to data-intensive
computing environments," said Ken Claffey, senior vice president of the
ClusterStor business at Xyratex. "The introduction of the ClusterStor 6000 was
an important milestone for us, and in collaboration with our partners we're
helping end users achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and
scalability – including implementing the fastest data storage system in the
world."

"I extend our congratulations to Xyratex for its ability to show maturity and
expansion of the cloud storage market through innovation and product quality,"
said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities
in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including
CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is
read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading
source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.
TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications
event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5;
HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit
TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.  For more
information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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, or Mike Stolz, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances,
+1-952-303-4780, mstolz@xyratex.com
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