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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

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.

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