sTec(R) Enterprise-Class Solid-State Storage Solutions Strike Oil, Dramatically Accelerating GeoEnergy's Application

sTec(R) Enterprise-Class Solid-State Storage Solutions Strike Oil,
Dramatically Accelerating GeoEnergy's Application Performance

Seismic Processing Company for Oil and Gas Industry Realizes 10 Times
Improvement in Workload Performance, Validates sTec's Expansion into New
Vertical Markets

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today
announced that GeoEnergy, Inc. has deployed sTec® enterprise-class solid-state
drives (SSDs) in its data center, enhancing GeoEnergy's workload performance
by a factor of 10. GeoEnergy's role in oil and gas exploration consists of
processing and analyzing large data sets from seismic surveys, which can be as
large as tens of terabytes. By replacing its existing SSDs used in its seismic
data server with sTec enterprise-class SSDs, GeoEnergy was able to meet the
performance and durability demands of its extremely I/O-intensive
applications.

Earlier this month, sTec announced that its extensive range of solid-state
solutions are now available to enterprise customers through the company's new
direct sales and global channel programs, expanding sTec's reach into new
vertical markets.The vertical markets now benefiting from this more-direct
channel include oil and gas, as well as financial services, government,
content and cloud, and telecommunications.

Typical in the oil and gas industry, GeoEnergy faces huge computational and
storage resource demands driven by seismic processing. After doubling its
computing capacity in a matter of months, GeoEnergy needed to scale its I/O
performance to meet even more demanding workloads. The company attempted to
improve its application performance by using consumer-grade SSDs, but those
failed after only six months, and risked impacting project
deadlines.GeoEnergy then replaced the drives with sTec enterprise-class SSDs.

"There are many areas where you can cut corners to maximize value, but going
with consumer SSDs can be a costly decision when they fail," said Shawn
Stephens, senior IT administrator for GeoEnergy."sTec SSDs are not just
faster—they're also more durable.Greater predictability and performance
allows us to pursue more and larger projects with the confidence that we can
deliver on tight deadlines."

sTec's innovative CellCare™ technology enables SSDs to maintain consistent
performance over time — in contrast to consumer SSDs, which degrade over time.
Due in part to this performance-maintaining feature, GeoEnergy turned to sTec
for its increased processing capacity to handle ever-growing data sets.

"sTec's solid-state storage solutions are specifically designed for
high-speed, high-volume I/O environments and heavy-load applications such as
GeoEnergy's seismic processing," said Ali Zadeh, corporate senior vice
president and chief marketing officer, and general manager of the Systems and
Software Group, sTec. "With the reliability of enterprise SSDs in its data
center, we fully expect GeoEnergy to continue to grow its business."

About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state
storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and
endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers. The industry's first
company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise
environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage
solutions, which protect critical information for major business and
government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California,
sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for
industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit
www.stec-inc.com.

sTec, the sTec logo and CellCare 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.

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uncertainties, including those statements concerning the benefits,
capabilities, performance, and cost savings of sTec's enterprise-class SSD
solutions; customer adoption and utilization of STEC's technologies and
solutions; growth of sTec's new direct sales and global channel programs; and
sTec's expansion into new vertical markets. Such forward-looking statements
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         sTec, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996
         jsteach@stec-inc.com
        
         Merrill Freund or Lauren Whitehouse
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         (415) 512-0770
         stec@schwartzmsl.com

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