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  • 24 August, 2004 15:25

<p>Sydney 24 August 2004 – SLI-Consulting today showcased its new StorageNetwork 2U 30 drive ultra high performing transaction enclosure at this year’s Storage World in Sydney 23 – 24 August, 2004.
Ultra Fast Transaction Data Storage Enclosure
This next generation of data storage enclosures is being jointly developed by SLI’s enterprise storage arrays partner, Xyratex and leading disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology. The 30-bay 2U high Xyratex storage enclosure will incorporate the newly announced Seagate Savvio 2.5-inch, high-performance disk drives, creating an opportunity for OEMs and System Integrators to provide one of the most powerful transaction systems in the industry.
“The design of these innovative enclosures with nearly triple the spindle count of today’s solutions are ideally suited for the transactional market space. With achievements including a 2.5 times improvement in IOPS and more manageable footprint, this collaborative product resets the bar in application performance,” said José Goldmann, Principal, SLI-Consulting.
The storage array technology showcase will address the challenges faced by today’s organisations constantly being asked to achieve more results with fewer resources.
“If organisations that are currently investing in faster system processors and increased network bandwidth also made similar investments in disk drive performance, IT managers would lower response times while realising significant savings in overall system and infrastructure costs. This is ideal for organisations in transaction intensive application environments such as financial markets, CRM, data mining, satellite imaging, life sciences, oil and gas exploration and meteorology,” Goldmann continued.</p>
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<p>About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and network technology. We design and manufacture enabling technology that provides our OEM and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks.</p>
<p>Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, the company employs over 800 people with around a third working in R&amp;D. Xyratex has an established global base with R&amp;D and operational facilities in Europe, the United States and South East Asia.</p>
<p>Visit Xyratex online at
About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing and Consumer Electronics applications. The company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at
About SLI-Consulting Pty Limited
Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist. The company provides vendor independent consultancy services to the Data Centre, Post Production, Earth Resources and Medical Imaging industries. SLI-Consulting addresses all Open System platform, service and management issues. It maintains OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America.</p>
<p>SLI-Consulting’s growing client base is focused on the Asia Pacific, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Seoul, Korea.</p>
<p>For more information contact:</p>
<p>Cathryn van der Walt, PR Manager
ph: +61-2-8875 7994
ph: +61-2-9501 1931 (direct)
mb: +61-402 327 633
fx: +61-2-9475 0626</p>

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