Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and network technology. Building on over 20 years of research and development experience in disk drive development, storage systems and high-speed communications protocols, we design and manufacture enabling technology that provides our OEM customers and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks.
Founded in 1984 after an MBO from IBM, the company has over 1400 employees with over a quarter working in R&D. Xyratex’s head quarters are in the UK however global activities are supported by sales and R&D facilities in Europe, the United States and South East Asia. The need to be close to market and provide a global support infrastructure are key requirements in sustaining the long-term relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships we have with the worlds leading storage OEMs and disk drive manufacturers. Xyratex is recognized for its product innovation and commitment to providing a highly responsive customer-focused service, investing significantly in R&D to help customers stay ahead in the technology race. We maintain strong engagement with many standards committees and are actively involved in the standardisation of storage and networking protocols.
Xyratex also has a strong track record of participation in major collaborative projects. In the recent EU funded SIVSS project we have shown how the cost of high performance systems can be reduced through use of I/O resource sharing without impacting performance. Both these projects are successfully entering the commercialisation phase following the project conclusion