Xyratex Enters into Reseller Agreement with MEGWARE

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Reseller Agreement Accelerates the Adoption of ClusterStor™ High Performance Storage Solutions across the European HPC Market 

Fremont, CA – April 30, 2014 - Xyratex, a Seagate company (NASDAQ: STX), and a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced a formal reseller agreement with MEGWARE Computer Vertrieb und Service GmbH, a leading European manufacturer of High Performance Computing (HPC) and information solutions headquartered in Germany.

Xyratex is delighted to formalise its commercial relationship with MEGWARE - a long-standing and highly reputable HPC solution provider,” said Todd Gresham, vice president, sales, service, and support at Xyratex. “The companies have successfully collaborated on multiple HPC deployments in the region and this agreement extends our sales and service capabilities across the European continent.”

MEGWARE plans to integrate ClusterStor solutions into its HPC and services portfolio, serving customers across Central and Eastern Europe.  HPC offers many benefits to organizations including the computational ability to solve complex problems, competitive advantage, as well as analytical insights into massive amounts of data in the defense, energy, climate, science and medical industries. The ClusterStor solutions deliver the fastest and most reliable high performance storage for HPC applications in the market today.

“MEGWARE is constantly striving to provide innovation, quality and value to its customers and we recognise those characteristics in Xyratex ClusterStor solutions,” said Jürgen Gretzschel, General Manager at MEGWARE.  “ClusterStor compliments our existing HPC portfolio and provides our customers with the fastest, densest and most energy-efficient high performance storage solutions.” 

“The rate at which data is growing is driving the need for organizations and governments to have access to fast, reliable and scalable storage solutions that store valuable data assets  in order to derive business value and competitive advantage,” said Jamie Lerner, President Cloud Systems and Solutions, Seagate.  “Our HPC, Cloud and Big Data solutions are well positioned to help achieve those initiatives.” Xyratex will be showcasing its ClusterStor solutions at the ‘MEGWARE HPC User Meeting’ to be held in Chemnitz, Germany on the 8th May 2014.  In its seventh year, the event focuses on current HPC challenges in the academic, public research and industrial sectors.

About Xyratex

Xyratex, a Seagate company, is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD) capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology. Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the United Kingdom, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

MEGWARE Computer Vertrieb und Service GmbH is a leading manufacturer of high-performance computers and IT technology in Germany and Europe. The company’s focus is on customer-oriented, tailor-made and innovative system solutions and services, and it is engaged in research and development, production, consultation and distribution.

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