STEC SSD Expert to Chair Session at Server Design Summit on Reducing Power Usage

STEC SSD Expert to Chair Session at Server Design Summit on Reducing Power

Session to Address Best Practices for Data Center Power Conservation

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC),
a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and
products, today announced that Swapna Yasarapu, director of SSD product
marketing for STEC, will serve as chairperson of a session on reducing power
usage in data centers at this week's 2012 Server Design Summit in Santa Clara,

Yasarapu will lead a session at 8:30 a.m. on November 28, detailing the best
approaches to energy reduction in servers and data centers. The session,
titled "Reducing Data Center Power Usage," features paper presentations by
representatives from FieldView Solutions, Micron Technology, the
HyperTransport Consortium, and Flextronics, offering fresh insights to data
center power conservation.

"The Server Design Summit has become a must-attend event for anyone in the
server market, and I've been fortunate enough to participate in the event
since its inception in 2010," said Yasarapu. "I am excited to be leading a
discussion this year on the importance of reducing server energy consumption
in data centers."

At STEC, Yasarapuis responsible for advancing STEC's SSD product families,
which deliver enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions to customers
worldwide.Yasarapu is a member of the Server Design Summit's Conference
Advisory Board, served as conference chairperson of the 2011 event and chaired
the 2010 summit's workshop on increasing server performance.

STEC offers a complete line of enterprise-class SSDs for a wide range of
servers used in data centers and other environments that require fast and
reliable data access.STEC was the first company to champion SSDs in the
enterprise, leveraging its high-capacity and high-performance SAS, SATA, and
PCI Express solutions for that rapidly expanding market segment.

STEC Session

Session: A-201 (Energy Track): "Reducing Data Center Power Usage"

Chairperson: Swapna Yasarapu, Director of SSD Product Marketing, STEC

Paper presenters:

  *Data Center Cost Savings: Not a Myth, Sev Onyshkevych, CMO, FieldView
  *Improve Server Performance and Lower Power, Jim Cooke, Enterprise Segment
    Manager, Micron Technology
  *Cluster Power Efficiency – Myth vs. Reality, Mario Cavalli, General
    Manager, HyperTransport Consortium
  *Future of Data Center Solutions: Evolution of the Rack as the Serving
    Appliance, David Kassel, Director Product Marketing and Strategy, and
    Shally Deva, Director Architecture, Flextronics

Date: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Location: Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California.

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About Server Design Summit:

The Server Design Summit is the only event focused entirely on the $40 billion
server market, featuring tutorials, technical sessions, panel discussions,
workshops, keynotes, and exhibits. The conference sessions include key
emerging topics such as virtualization and consolidation, cloud computing,
green design and energy saving methods, solid-state drives, open
specifications and standards, blade and appliance servers, high-performance
servers, power and cooling, and low-latency and high-availability

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

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uncertainties, including those statements concerning Swapna Yasarapu's
involvement with the 2012 Server Design Summit; the benefits of SSDs,
including reduction in power usage; best practices for data centers; the
growing acceptance and adoption of STEC's SSD solutions in the enterprise
server market; the capabilities and performance of STEC's SSD solutions; and
the evolving enterprise server market in general. Such forward-looking
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         STEC, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996

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