OCZ Technology PCIe Solid State Storage Solution Wins Best of Interop Award

OCZ Technology PCIe Solid State Storage Solution Wins Best of Interop Award 
New ZD-XL SQL Accelerator Captures Best Product in the 'Data Center &
Storage' Category  
LAS VEGAS, NV  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 --  Interop® -- OCZ
Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and
systems, today announced that its new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator has
earned the Best of Interop® award in the Data Center & Storage
category. This prestigious award recognizing OCZ's innovation and
technological advancements was presented on Tuesday, May 7th at the
Interop Theater, Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 
"We are very pleased to win the Best of Interop award for our ZD-XL
SQL Accelerator in the Data Center & Storage category at one of the
industry's premier technology events for IT professionals who
leverage leading-edge solutions to power their businesses," said
Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "The award also represents a
validation of our product strategy to drive innovative enterprise
system solutions and we are proud to have this product be categorized
with the likes of system powerhouses like HP and Dell." 
OCZ's new ZD- XL SQL Accelerator is a tightly integrated,
plug-and-play flash acceleration solution optimized for SQL Server
deployments. It represents the convergence of enterprise hardware and
software as one tightly integrated, optimized solution ensuring that
appropriate and readily available data is on SSD flash when a SQL
Server needs it. Plugging seamlessly into existing or new SQL Server
installations, ZD-XL provides on-host application-optimized flash
caching for SAN or DAS DB volumes enabling data to be accessed with
the highest possible I/O performance.  
"The Best of Interop Awards showcases IT vendors pushing the
boundaries of technology," said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of
Network Computing. "OCZ and each category winner demonstrate a
commitment to innovation with a compelling offering deserving of
recognition." 
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 significant technical impact and
the most potential of advancing the business
 technology market. The
category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected from
included: 


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

 
For more information about OCZ's award-winning Best of Interop ZD-XL
SQL Accelerator, select www.ocz.com/enterprise. Click for image of
ZD-XL. 
About Interop®
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technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop
provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions
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held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual
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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. 
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;
OCZ's ability to obtain sufficient NAND flash; 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. 
All trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of
their respective owners.  
OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications
(408) 440-3484
sharlin@ocztechnology.com 
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
bmott@ocztechnology.com
 
 
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