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Xyratex Debuts OneStor

HAVANT, U.K. -- Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, today unveiled its new OneStor Extensible Storage Platform (ESP) and announced the first in a series of scalable offerings that will be available for storage and server OEMs. OneStor is a modular, standards-based architecture designed to meet diverse needs combining storage density, intelligent platform management, power efficiency, and the industrys most versatile storage system design. Xyratex will demonstrate OneStor at the Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall exhibition and conference in Dallas, Texas October 15-18 in booth G13.

“Reducing power consumption and maximizing floor space are top priorities for many organizations today -- and they are getting tougher each day,” said Heidi Biggar, analyst, ESG. “This puts pressure on vendors to offer systems that are not only feature-rich but also green. Xyratex's OneStor architecture keeps pace with these market demands, providing a flexible, efficient platform for future growth.”

The initial product in the family, the OneStor SP1424s, supports up to 24TB of tiered SAS and SATA disk drive storage in a 4U rack-mount enclosure with expansion capability up to 96TB. High availability host connections are achieved via dual 3Gb SAS I/O modules, each with integral data path redundancy and expansion ports. The combination of performance and scalability makes OneStor the perfect choice in a wide variety of storage and application environments, including digital media, compliance retention and data archival.

By utilizing the Xyratex OneStor OEM Developers Kit (ODK) to design custom “personality modules,” OEMs and system integrators can easily tailor deployment of high performance storage solutions as their requirements and technologies evolve. Example personality modules may include server blades, RAID controllers and NAS devices, all of which could then be deployed across the entire OneStor ESP family.

Xyratex Ltd.