STEC To Showcase SSD Accelerators, Drives, Software At VMworld 2012

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMworld – STEC, Inc., Booth #2113 -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, will have at VMworld 2012 live demonstrations of the company's latest SSD solutions, which address today's real-world performance challenges. Along with several partners, STEC will showcase the customer-proven performance of its SSD solutions — PCI Express (PCIe)-based accelerator cards, SAS drives and caching software — designed to address the rapidly expanding demands of IT professionals for efficient, cost-effective storage solutions that also deliver superior I/O performance.

STEC will provide live demonstrations of the company's SSD solutions at booth #2113 at VMworld 2012 in Moscone Center, San Francisco, August 27-29.

STEC Demos

STEC PCIe Accelerators: Scalable performance with significant cost savings
  • Delivers up to 1 million I/Os per second (IOPS) on a single server
  • Minimizes I/O bottlenecks
  • Reduces data center operational and capital expenditures

STEC helps solve VMware View boot storm challenges
  • Lowers VMware View storage costs
  • Boots 100 desktops in four minutes
  • Easily deployed server-side SSD solution
  • Scalable design based on VMware View

STEC SSDs boost Oracle performance
  • Processes more transactions per second
  • Improves application response times
  • Lowers total cost of ownership

STEC EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software: Cost-effective application acceleration
  • Simple and flexible caching solution
  • Boosts application performance
  • Cost-effectively scales while optimizing SSD usage
  • Seamless IT environment integration

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PCIe Solid-State Accelerator (SSA)

Custom engineered from the ground up, STEC's PCIe SSA integrates PCIe and flash technology onto a single-chip, ASIC-based controller. Built on four generations of STEC ZeusIOPS ® SSD technology, the PCIe SSA is an enterprise-class solution that delivers super- low latency, high-performance capabilities and enterprise-class reliability while integrating STEC's industry-leading CellCare , Secure Array of Flash Elements (SAFE) and PowerSafe technologies in the controller to provide a superior combination of endurance and data protection.

ZeusIOPS Drive

ZeusIOPS is a unique SSD designed to create a storage performance revolution for enterprise applications. ZeusIOPS enables storage systems to realize outstanding, sustainable IOPS to relieve performance bottlenecks associated with traditional rotating media disk drives. ZeusIOPS breathes new life into existing storage infrastructures, increases server utilization and reduces the total cost of ownership.


EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software is designed to help the user easily create, configure and analyze cached environments with cost-effective scalability using SSDs. While IT organizations have embraced the benefits of solid-state technology, many server environments cannot afford to replace all of their hard disk drives (HDDs) with SSDs to increase performance and scalability. For these enterprise server environments, EnhanceIO is a solution that runs beneath the application layer, enabling applications to utilize the performance benefits of SSDs without major IT infrastructure changes.

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 .

STEC, the STEC logo, CellCare, EnhanceIO, PowerSafe, Secure Array of Flash Elements, and ZeusIOPS 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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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning the growing acceptance and adoption of SSDs within the enterprise storage and server markets; the adoption of STEC's PCIe SSAs, ZeusIOPS drives, EnhanceIO and other SSD products and solutions into new applications and markets; the benefits, capabilities, performance and cost savings from the adoption and utilization of these STEC products and 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.
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