STEC To Showcase PCI Express SSD Accelerators In VDI Environments

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced it will demonstrate its high-performance PCI Express (PCIe)-based SSD technology in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment during next week's Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco. STEC's s1120 PCIe Solid State Accelerator (SSA) will be demonstrated enabling servers to boot 100 desktops in less than four minutes in a scalable VDI-based system, highlighting how the combination of PCIe and SSD technology in virtualized systems can minimize bottlenecks, improve response time, reduce data center operational costs, and lower overall capital expenses. The PCIe-based SSD demonstration will be in the STEC booth, #442.

Additionally, STEC will take part in the forum's NVM Express Showcase, providing conference attendees an opportunity to see products supporting non-volatile memory (NVM) solutions that can take advantage of PCIe technology. The showcase will feature products from leading global storage solutions companies, including the STEC s1120 PCIe SSA, along with hands-on demonstrations of their newest innovations and future technologies. Four Generations of SSD Expertise, High Speeds, Low Latency

STEC PCIe accelerators are based on four generations of SSD design expertise and architected to take full advantage of PCIe speeds and deliver low-latency application data access. The s1120's ASIC-based, cut-through architecture delivers extremely low-latency data access by eliminating storage protocols such as SAS and SATA. They require minimal power consumption, therefore delivering very low Watt/IO, while packing exceptionally high storage density into the smallest form factors, which allows for a greater number of flash devices to be installed in industry-standard servers. The s1120 also comes with built-in proprietary CellCare™ Technology to provide industry-best endurance/device lifetime that enables the use of multi-level cell (MLC) media even in write-intensive applications.

The Intel Developer Forum runs Sept. 11-13 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. For more information on the forum, click here.

Media Alert – Intel Developer Forum – STEC, Inc., Booth #442

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.

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STEC, the STEC logo, CellCare 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.

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 technologies and solutions; the benefits, capabilities, performance, and cost savings of STEC's SSD solutions; the benefits from the incorporation of STEC's s1120 PCIe Solid State Accelerator into VDI environments; the benefits, capabilities, and performance of STEC's CellCare Technology; and the 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, from STEC's assumptions and 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         Public Relations         STEC, Inc.         (415) 222-9996         jsteach@stec-inc.com                  Swapna Yasarapu         Director, SSD Product Marketing         STEC, Inc.         (800) 367-7330 x8208         syasarapu@stec-inc.com

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