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STEC to Showcase Innovative Solutions That Boost Oracle Performance, Improve Application Response Times at IP Expo

STEC, Inc.

SANTA ANA, Calif., USA, and LONDON, U.K., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that it will be demonstrating its latest high-performance PCI Express (PCIe)-based SSD, the s1120 PCIe Accelerator, along with other STEC SSD solutions, at IP Expo in London, October 17 – 18. The enterprise-class s1120 enables unprecedented server consolidation, which results in a reduction of data center space, energy and power footprint.

STEC experts will be on hand at the IP Expo to provide demonstrations of the s1120 and the company's other leading SSD solutions that address the growing need in the enterprise for reliable, cost-effective storage for accelerating application performance. Along with its PCIe cards and SAS drives, STEC will be demonstrating its EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software, v1.1. The software was designed to help users easily create, configure and analyze IO patterns (in order to decide how best to cache them) with cost-effective scalability using SSDs. By deploying solid-state drives in combination with EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software, IT managers can seamlessly and cost-effectively manage complex, high-volume transactions among the lowest possible latencies and with superior I/O performance.

As a part of the expo's seminar series, Scott Stetzer, vice president of technical marketing at STEC, will deliver a presentation on Thursday, 18 October at 10:30am, on Flash endurance in the data center. This seminar, titled "Solid-State Technologies in Demanding Enterprise Environments," will explore how SSDs can face endurance issues and discuss architectural tradeoffs and advantages when using SSDs.

STEC Presentation

Session: "Solid Solid-State Technologies in Demanding Enterprise Environments"
Speaker: Scott Stetzer, vice president of technical marketing
Date: Thursday, 18 October
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Location: Flash Storage Lab Theatre

STEC Demos

STEC PCIe Accelerator: Boosts Oracle performance in a VMware environment by delivering more than 60K transactions per minute

  • Maximizes I/Os per second (IOPS) on a single server
  • Minimizes I/O bottlenecks
  • Reduces data center operational and capital expenditure
  • Processes more transactions per second
  • Improves application response times
  • Lowers total cost of ownership

STEC EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software version 1.1.1: Cost-effective application acceleration

  • Provides simple, flexible caching solution
  • Boosts application performance
  • Cost-effectively scales while optimizing SSD usage
  • Enables seamless IT environment integration

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About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, STEC's EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com.

STEC, the STEC logo and EnhanceIO are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning customer adoption and utilization of STEC's s1120 PCIe Accelerator, SAS SSDs, EnhanceIO and other SSD solutions into new applications and markets; the benefits, capabilities, performance and cost savings from the adoption and utilization of STEC's s1120 PCIe Accelerator, SAS SSDs, EnhanceIO and other SSD solutions; and the overall evolving enterprise storage and server markets. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by STEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information contained in this press release is a statement of STEC's present intentions, beliefs or expectations. STEC may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in STEC's assumptions or otherwise. STEC undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Jerry Steach Director, Public Relations STEC, Inc. (415) 222-9996 jsteach@stec-inc.com Kim Gardner EMEA Director of Sales, Systems & Software Group STEC, Inc. +49 160 94878794 kgardner@stec-inc.com

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