sTec PCI Express Solid-State Storage Solution Achieves "DataCore Ready" Status

s1120 PCIe Accelerator Used with DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization

Platform Boosts Response Times in Database, Content Management, VDI Applications

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced that the sTec® s1120 PCIe Accelerator is "DataCore™ Ready," thus validating the drive's interoperability with the SANsymphony™-V storage virtualization platform from DataCore Software. Building storage systems around sTec's PCI Express (PCIe)-based s1120, along with DataCore's marquis virtualization and hypervisor software, greatly improves response times and delivers impressive price/performance value to Web content, database and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) applications.

"sTec's high-performance SSD solutions used with DataCore's storage virtualization platform offer businesses an exceptional value," said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development at DataCore Software. "That the s1120 PCIe Accelerator is now 'DataCore Ready' enables organizations to take advantage of SANsymphony-V's rich storage virtualization features, including high availability and the capability to seamlessly integrate sTec's SSDs with their existing storage systems, ensuring instant performance improvement with minimal disruption."

The s1120, available with up to two terabytes (TB) of capacity and in a version with unlimited writes, enables multiple solid-state drives (SSDs) to be deployed on a single server. It features data-protection functionality such as PowerSafe™ technology that mitigates data loss in the event of a power failure. The s1120 is ideal for accelerating applications such as data analytics, statistical analysis and modeling, and video imaging, editing and sharing.

SANsymphony-V provides centralized storage management under a single pane of control to simplify and optimize existing storage assets, while delivering enterprise-class features. The DataCore Ready program identifies solutions such as the s1120 that are trusted to enhance infrastructures powered by the company's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform. Only third-party products that successfully meet the verification criteria set by DataCore are qualified as DataCore Ready.

Recent benchmarking of the drives by international systems integrator losstech GmbH delivered impressive performance, latency and scalability results, and highlighted the various ways IT professionals can build a Tier-One fast storage layer with SANsymphony-V and sTec SSDs. In these benchmarking tests, the s1120 demonstrated high performance and, because it uses minimal host resources, very low latencies.

"Organizations that require reliable, high-performance storage solutions for their Web, database and VDI applications need to address a wide range of critical factors, not the least of them being response times," said Kim Gardner, senior director of sales for the EMEA region at sTec. "Achieving 'DataCore Ready' status helps assure those organizations that they can deploy sTec solid-state storage solutions with DataCore SANsymphony-V software in servers to achieve significant response-time improvements for those applications."

For more information on the s1120 PCIe Accelerator as well as the full line of sTec solid-state storage solutions, visit

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About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers. The industry's first company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage solutions, which protect critical information for major business and government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit

sTec, the sTec logo and PowerSafe 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.

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 the interoperability between the sTec s1120 PCIe Accelerator and DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform; the benefits, capabilities, performance, and cost savings from the incorporation of the sTec s1120 PCIe Accelerator in combination with DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform; the reputation and performance of sTec's SSD solutions; and industry adoption of sTec solid-state storage solutions. 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are available on the Investor Relations section of sTec's website at 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, from sTec's assumptions and otherwise. Except as required by law, 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.

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