Xyratex is World's Largest OEM Storage System Supplier for Fifth Consecutive Year

 Xyratex is World's Largest OEM Storage System Supplier for Fifth Consecutive
                                     Year

Report shows Xyratex owns 50.1 percent share of market, significantly more
than other vendors

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Aug. 29, 2013

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that it
ranks as the world's #1 provider of OEM disk storage systems for the fifth
consecutive year, according to a new report from IDC. The recently published
report, entitled "Worldwide Disk Storage Systems 2012 Vendor Shares," notes
that Xyratex holds a 50.1 percent share of the OEM disk storage systems
market, over 20 percent more than the second-ranked company on the list.

"As the statistics show, Xyratex and our enterprise-class solutions like
OneStor™ continue to deliver the best the market has to offer with regard to
storage performance, reliability and value. This powerful combination has
translated into tremendous end user experiences," said Todd Gresham, senior
vice president of sales and marketing at Xyratex. "We're proud of our ranking
and status as the clear leader in this category, and we look forward to
continuing to deliver success in this space in the years to come."

"Xyratex has now topped our rankings of storage system OEM suppliers for five
consecutive years, which is a testament to their product family, partner
community and ability to execute," said Amita Potnis, senior research analyst
of storage systems at IDC. "We've seen that end users are increasingly driving
more efficiency from their storage infrastructures while striving to minimize
cost and maximize value. This creates opportunities for suppliers like Xyratex
who deliver back-end solutions that help OEMs provide superior capabilities
and benefits."

The OneStor family of data storage systems from Xyratex offers a series of
storage building blocks end users can deploy in a variety of ways to
accommodate their most demanding storage requirements. These next-generation
storage solutions consolidate both server and storage into a single storage
computing platform, eliminating additional hardware costs, minimizing
footprint requirements and simplifying cabling and installation. They also
enable OEMs to deliver more powerful intelligent storage solutions along with
their most advanced software capabilities directly to end users. For more
information, visit http://www.xyratex.com/products/storage.

In addition, the OneStor architecture is a key building block of the
ClusterStor™ family of data storage solutions that deliver a new standard in
file system performance, scalability and efficiency for high performance
computing (HPC) users. Its innovative 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 approach enables the solution to scale both performance
and capacity while aggressively reducing space, power and administrative
overhead. The HPC storage market continues to show strong signs of growth, and
ClusterStor has achieved significant adoption in this market space in a
relatively short time. For more information, visit
http://www.xyratex.com/products/hpc-big-data.

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

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, Xyratex, +1 (510)
687-5260, bdriver@xyratex.com; or Jason Sprenger, On behalf of Xyratex, +1
(612) 327-1886, jsprenger@gamechangercommunications.com
 
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