STec PCI Express Solid-State Storage Solution Achieves

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.

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