Xyratex Launches ClusterStor™ Professional Services to Deliver Added Value Through its Industry-Leading HPC Storage Solutions

  Xyratex Launches ClusterStor™ Professional Services to Deliver Added Value               Through its Industry-Leading HPC Storage Solutions  New team accelerates time to results for HPC users and delivers support for Lustre®, installation, training and other advanced services  PR Newswire  HAVANT, United Kingdom, June 4, 2013  HAVANT, United Kingdom, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced the creation of its new ClusterStor™ Professional Services capability. This new team of highly skilled service and technology professionals will be responsible for helping partners and end users capture and execute on their storage requirements to bestmatch theirmost demanding application needs.   "Our mission for ClusterStor Professional Services is to accelerate the time to results for our users and partners across verticals and geographies, and help them realize value sooner from their investment in HPC storage technology," said Simon Johnson, senior director of ClusterStor Professional Services at Xyratex. "Our team has a deep pedigree in value-added services, Lustre^® file systems and data storage, and our ClusterStor solutions have achieved tremendous market adoption in a short time. Combined, this experience enables us to bring additional integrated solutionvalueand efficiency to solve our clients' challenges andfurtherexploit the best-in-class performance thatourtechnology delivers."  "Xyratex has 25 years' experience delivering and optimizing high-performance storage products to a wide range of end users," said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. "This history of successful deployments will create a solid foundation of trust in value-added services, as more commercial organizations seek greater throughput and scalability with Lustre."  Specifically, ClusterStor Professional Services will deliver the following:    oComprehensive early-stage customer requirement gathering and design     definition   oRapid, quality controlled installation and evaluation of personalized     solutions   oAdvanced services that include complex solution design and integration,     client deployments, data migration and more   oTraining programs for Xyratex OEM partners and resellers that share our     unique field and solution experience and ensure optimal solutions ROI   oContract support services for Lustre on non-Xyratex hardware  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.  Lustre is a registered trademark of Xyratex Ltd. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  SOURCE Xyratex Ltd  Website: http://www.xyratex.com Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-510-687-5260, brad_driver@xyratex.com; or Jason Sprenger, for Xyratex, +1-612-327-1886, jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com