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 InteropÂ® Interop Â® 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Press Contact: Scott Harlin Director of Marketing Communications - Enterprise (408) 733-8400 email@example.com
OCZ Announced as Finalist for Best of Interop 2013
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