Xyratex RAID Integrates with DVS-SAN for Film-HD Post Production

Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of storage systems for OEMs and Solution Integrators, 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.”

About DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH
The software and hardware manufacturer DVS is based in Hanover, Germany and Los Angeles, USA and has achieved sustained success in 2006. In addition to its award-winning DI workstation CLIPSTER(R) DVS has presented another milestone in its software development: at NAB 2006 DVS unveiled the innovative data manager Spycer(TM), a software solution especially designed for DVS-SAN. Spycer(TM) already received a prize from the renowned magazine TVBEurope – “Pick of Show award from IBC 2006″. In the same year a new line of disk recorders came to market: Pront o2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 enable real-time multi-resolution capture and playout combined with full conforming. The company has a large OEM customer base, too: numerous leaders in the industry integrate DVS’ powerful video I/O boards into their own products. Moreover, DVS has teamed up with ARRI, Kodak, Imagica, The Mill and Midnight Transfer.

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.