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 -- InteropÂ® -- 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 InteropÂ® 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 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 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 email@example.com OCZ Investor Relations Contact: Bonnie Mott Senior Manager of Investor Relations (408) 440-3428 firstname.lastname@example.org
OCZ Technology PCIe Solid State Storage Solution Wins Best of Interop Award
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