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

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

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.

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