Xyratex Showcases Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solutions

Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of storage enclosures for OEMs and Solution Integrators, will demonstrate its industry-leading line of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solutions at the Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall Exhibition and Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 31 – November 3 in booth G11.

SAS provides enhanced performance, reliability and scalability, overcoming many of the limitations of traditional parallel SCSI implementations. Xyratex is at the forefront of SAS innovation, delivering connectivity options across its entire product line to meet diverse customer requirements. The company will provide live demonstrations of its latest SAS alternatives at SNW Fall, including its new E5402E, SAS-SAS/SATA RAID, the latest addition to its RAID family of products as well as its highly successful and enhanced F5402E FC-SAS/SATA RAID, the RS-1603-E3-EBD SAS EBOD and other solutions that incorporate SAS technology. The demonstrations will also feature Xyratex’s unique StorView(TM) system configuration and management software, which is integrated throughout the Xyratex portfolio of products.

“Rapidly growing SME and SMB markets, coupled with the robust performance and scalability features of SAS technology, are coalescing to make end-to-end SAS building blocks an increasingly attractive option for OEM storage providers,” said Mike Karp, senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates. “Xyratex’s latest offering in the SAS RAID arena is well-positioned to take advantage of this climate.”

“Our advanced family of SAS products bolsters Xyratex’s storage portfolio of RAID and SBOD/JBOD enclosures and underscores our commitment to providing innovative, best-of-class products to our OEM and Systems Integrator customers,” said Lisa Hart, vice president of marketing for Xyratex. “Xyratex is the only manufacturer to offer a 4G FC-SAS/SATA RAID mixed environment enclosure. Since its introduction at SNW Spring earlier this year, we have seen strong customer traction and increasing demand for this technology -a trend that is sure to continue as we deliver our latest SAS RAID controller technology.”

Xyratex’s leadership in SAS technology is driven by market requirements for increasingly flexible solutions that complement a variety of applications. Xyratex’s range of viable SAS solutions offers connectivity choices and supports both SAS and SATA drive technology, enabling customers to easily and efficiently create tiered storage environments to meet their application needs. OEM customers continue to benefit from enterprise class enclosure design ensuring maximum reliability, performance and functionality.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise data storage subsystems and storage process technology. The company designs and manufactures enabling technology that provides OEM and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks. Xyratex has over 20 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols. 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 Europe, the United States and South East Asia.