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Xyratex Participating in the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Xyratex Participating in the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase18:34 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012Demonstrating next generation 12Gb/s SAS OneStor? enclosure and the extension of SAS connectivity via active copper cablesHAVANT, England, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that it will be participating at the upcoming SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase at the Santa Clara Hyatt in Santa Clara, CA. Xyratex will demonstrate, along with LSI and PMC, its prototype of a 12Gb/s enabled enclosure as well as how to extend SAS connectivity beyond its 10 meter limitation.Xyratex will participate in two separate demonstrations at the showcase event. The first demonstration, in supporting sponsorship with LSI, forms part of the "No Compromise Performance" exhibit. Here Xyratex will demonstrate a next generation 12Gb/s capable prototype of its OneStor? enclosures that incorporate SAS SBB controllers and utilize LSI expanders for 12Gb/s SAS host connectivity. The second demonstration, set up along with PMC, forms part of the "SAS Goes the Distance" display. This shows how Xyratex enclosures and Mini-SAS capability extend the reach of SAS connectivity beyond the 10m limit imposed by passive copper cables, to as much as 25 meters through the use of active copper cables.SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase Event "Taming the Data Beast" As the datacenter continues to explode with increasing storage complexities, cutting-edge SAS technology solutions are taking on the challenge of "Taming the Data Beast." SAS solutions can be seen in action at this year's SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase. What:SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase: Taming the Data Beast!When: Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. ? 9:30 p.m.  Where:Santa Clara Hyatt, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054"12Gb/s SAS is an important milestone for SAS as it will enable new applications in rich media and Cloud environments," said Ahmed Shihab, Vice President Business Line Management, Xyratex. "We're seeing a significant improvement in performance in our prototype systems; even while we're using 6Gb/s SAS drives."Visit the Xyratex at the LSI and PMC tables at the Showcase for a DemonstrationGet Information and Updates on Industry and Xyratex Product DevelopmentsFollow and connect with Xyratex at www.xyratex.com as well as its Storage Insights Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xyratex YouTube Channel and Facebook pages. 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 UK, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.SOURCE Xyratex LtdFor further information: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-510-687-5260, bdriver@xyratex.com; or Mike Stolz, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, +1-952-303-4780, mstolz@xyratex.com