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DVS Integrates Xyratex

HAVANT, U.K. -- Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX - News), a leading provider of storage systems for OEMs and Solution Integrators, today announced that DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH will integrate Xyratex's F5402E FC-SAS/SATA RAID system into selected products from its line of Film/HD Post Production solutions.

DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH is a leading international provider of a wide range of high-end video turnkey workstations. The company utilizes a variety of different storage systems in its range of post-production solutions and will now integrate the F5402E into its latest generation storage solution, the DVS-SAN. The DVS-SAN is a central data storage repository for uncompressed video and digital film. It is designed for use in film and HD post production environments, where large amounts of data must be accessed in real time by multiple workstations.

The Xyratex F5402E RAID array is a 2U, 12-drive FC-to-SAS/SATA subsystem that provides 4 Gb FC connectivity. When fully expanded, it supports up to 60 SAS or SATA disk drives. The F5402E will be integrated into the DVS-SAN and will then undergo thorough quality control and integration testing in Xyratex's world-class manufacturing and integration facilities to ensure the highest level of quality and performance.

"DVS selected the F5402E for the DVS-SAN product line because the performance and scalability features make it ideally suited to the demands of post-production, multimedia and animation businesses, and these are primary target markets for DVS," said Juergen Heger, senior product manager, DVS.

"With a long-standing reputation for producing high quality video turnkey workstations, DVS selected Xyratex to support its wide variety of software applications," said Todd Gresham, executive vice president, storage and network systems division, Xyratex. "This latest integration of Xyratex SAS technology underlines how Solution Integrators are bringing to market new storage technologies that are innovative, highly reliable, and quality driven, at a lower cost."

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