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Globalstor and Xyratex Sign OEM Sales Agreement


CHATSWORTH, CA February 15, 2006:

Globalstor Data Corporation, a leading Integrator of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, and Xyratex LTD (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems today announced they have entered into an OEM agreement.

This agreement provides Globalstor the ability to integrate Xyratex’s enterprise class data storage systems into their extensive range of high performance mass storage and digital video solutions, which are resold to a diverse global customer base.

“This agreement will assist both Xyratex and Globalstor in effectively growing our presence within the broadcast and professional video marketplace” said Todd Gresham, SVP Storage and Network Systems at Xyratex. “Xyratex offers a variety of cutting edge storage systems with features designed to compliment the high bandwidth needs of broadcast and digital video applications. We are confident this relationship will actively support our strategy of increasing traction in this expanding marketplace.”

Xyratex’s relationship with Globalstor also addresses the need for extensive service and support levels that are frequently required by specialist solution providers and system integrators. Globalstor offers a full spectrum of 24/7 system hardware and software support services, therefore customers can be confident support is easily available and managed efficiently.

“Whether our clients require video content (2K, 4K, etc) in real time or data to network users, performance and price seem to be the main issues,” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data. “Today’s customers are increasingly savvy, making partnerships with quality providers like Xyratex even more important. Xyratex brings to the table over 20 years of research and development experience in disk drive development, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols,” Leif continued. “That enables us to confidently provide our customers with high-performance, at an affordable price.”

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise data storage subsystems and network 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.


About Globalstor Data
Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad spectrum of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 9.6TB. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.