OCZ Announced as Finalist for Best of Interop 2013

OCZ Announced as Finalist for Best of Interop 2013 
Interop Las Vegas & Network Computing Recognize OCZ for Innovations
Advancing the Business Technology Market  
SAN FRANCISCO, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 --   Today OCZ
Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), announced it had been selected
as a Best of Interop finalist for the Data Center & Storage award
category, recognizing OCZ's innovation and technological advancements
in this specific category. The Best of Interop winners will be
announced on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm at the Interop Theater on the
Expo Floor during Interop Las Vegas, happening May 6-10, 2013 at the
Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit:
http://www.bestofinterop.com/.  
"We are very pleased that our single-card ZD-XL SQL Accelerator is a
Best of Interop finalist alongside full system box solutions from
Dell and HP, thus validating the optimization and tight integration
of our innovative hardware and software systems approach," said Alex
Mei, CMO for OCZ Technology Group. "As storage access speed is
critical for providing real-time business insights from database
applications, this innovative plug-and-play solution not only
delivers high performance I/O access, but assures that the data is
right, relevant and available on SSD flash when SQL Server needs it." 
OCZ will showcase its ZD-XL SQL Accelerator at Interop Las Vegas, the
industry's premier technology event enabling IT professionals and
technology solution providers to leverage technology to power their
business. The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of 16
award-winning IT editors and analysts, reviewed nearly 150 entries
and selected finalists based on the products with a significant
technical impact with the most potential of advancing the business
technology market.  
"The Best of Interop Awards acknowledge innovative products and
services in business technology," said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of
Network Computing. "At Interop, attendees can see these products on
the show floor and have the opportunity to interact first hand with
the latest advancements. The selected finalists for 2013 have put
forth the most compelling offerings and we congratulate each of the
Best of Interop finalists." 
The category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected for
include: 


 
--  Cloud Computing & Virtualization
--  Data Center & Storage
--  Management & Monitoring 
--  Networking
--  Performance Optimization & Testing
--  Security
--  Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support

 
In addition to these specific category areas, there will be special
awards chosen onsite including: an overall Best of Interop, Best
Startup Company and for the first time, an Audience Choice Award that
will be selected during the keynote on Wednesday, May 8. 
About OCZ Technology Group, Inc. 
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ)
is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of
high-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer
components. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives
(SSDs), OCZ provides SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces
(i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to address a wide range of client and
enterprise applications. Having developed firmware and controller
platforms, to virtualization and endurance extending technologies,
the company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling
transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored,
accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. For more information,
please visit: www.ocz.com. 
About Interop® 
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and
insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business
success. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop is the
leading business technology event series. Through in-depth
educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live
technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop
provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions
the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event
held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual
international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech
and partners. For more information about these events visit
www.interop.com. 
About Network Computing
Network Computing's content adheres to the valuable "For IT, By IT"
methodology, delivering timely strategy & tactics, news, in-depth
features, opinionated blogs, newsletters and digital issues on an
array of key enterprise technologies: backup and recovery, data
center architecture and technologies, data protection, network and
storage management, unified communications, virtualization, WAN
acceleration, and wireless networking. 
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release relate to future events and
expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements
involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or
implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words
such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other
similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements
made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of
OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such
forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that the
process of preparing and auditing the financial statements or other
subsequent events would require OCZ to make additional adjustments;
the time and effort required to complete the restatement of the
financial reports; the ramifications of OCZ's potential inability to
timely file required reports; including potential delisting of OCZ's
common stock on NASDAQ; the risk of litigation or governmental
investigations or proceedings relating to such matters; market
acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop
enhanced products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic
environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including
computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information
storage, internet search and content providers and computer system
integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and
inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs;
and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external
funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other
general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are
described in more detail in "Item 1A -- Risk Factors" in Part I in
OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2012,
and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filing is
available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at
www.ocz.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking
statements.  
Investor Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
408-440-3428
bmott@ocztechnology.com 
Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications - Enterprise
(408) 733-8400
sharlin@ocztechnology.com
 
 
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