Xyratex Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency, Joins Green Grid

Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a non-profit global consortium of companies dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

The Green Grid is a consortium of information technology companies and professionals seeking to lower the overall consumption of power in data centers around the globe. The organization is chartered to develop meaningful, platform-neutral standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve energy efficient performance of global data centers. The consortium offers educational materials to the general public, such as white papers with guidelines for energy efficient data centers.

“As a significant supplier of global storage, Xyratex has a responsibility to constantly work towards providing the most power efficient, environmentally responsible storage technology possible,” said Lisa Hart, vice president of marketing, Networked Storage Solutions, Xyratex. “We look forward to participating in The Green Grid consortium initiatives as part of our continued commitment to drive and deliver more environmentally efficient technologies.”

With more than 20 years of research and development experience in disk drives, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols, Xyratex has a long-standing commitment to innovation, power efficiency and environmental responsibility. The company’s storage products are designed to increase cooling efficiency as well as consume less power and physical space to meet today’s business needs. Xyratex continues to take an active role in industry alliances to ensure standards benefit both users and the environment. These initiatives support Xyratex’s customers in executing their own green strategies.

Membership to The Green Grid is open to those companies and information technology professionals with an interest in helping to support the movement to improve data center power consumption, and improve overall efficiency.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology. The company designs and manufactures enabling technology that provides OEMs and disk drive manufacturers 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 a management buy-out from IBM, and with its 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.