OCZ Technology Collaborates With Mellanox(R) Technologies to Optimize Microsoft SQL Server for

OCZ Technology Collaborates With Mellanox(R) Technologies to Optimize Microsoft 
SQL Server for
Microsoft Always-On Environments 
Combination of Mellanox ConnectX(R)-3 EN 40GbE NIC With OCZ ZD-XL SQL
Accelerator Replicates Database Volumes Faster and With High
Availability Presented at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013, Booth
SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 --  OCZ
Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and
systems, and Mellanox® Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a
leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect
solutions for data center and storage systems, have collaborated
together to optimize Microsoft SQL Server applications in a Microsoft
Always-On deployment that delivers flash I/O storage performance and
high availability of data. These capabilities will be presented June
3rd through June 6th, in the Mellanox booth (#316) at the Microsoft
TechEd North America 2013 Conference, New Orleans Morial Convention
The combination of the Mellanox ConnectX®-3 EN 40 Gigabit Ethernet
(GbE) network interface card (NIC) with OCZ's ZD-XL SQL Accelerator
replicates database volumes in a Microsoft SQL Server environment.
The combined solutions deliver industry-leading Ethernet
connectivity, intelligent and efficient cache and flash volume
distribution of PCI Express (PCIe) flash resources as well as
enabling High Availability (HA) services of Microsoft SQL Server
To achieve this innovative capability, the Microsoft SQL Server
environment containing two servers (each using a ZD-XL SQL
Accelerator and ConnectX-3 EN NIC) are connected using Microsoft SQL
Server Always-On. High Availability of this environment is maintained
by replicating the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator data using the Mellanox NIC
to the secondary server.  
"This industry-first solution assures that performance will be
maintained at accelerated levels through ZD-XL SQL Accelerator flash
performance with our 40GbE NIC interconnection handling the
replication of even the highest flash induced Microsoft SQL Server
loads," said Motti Beck, Director of Enterprise Market Development
for Mellanox Technologies. "We are very pleased to jointly develop
this capability with OCZ enabling Microsoft SQL Server operations to
continue from the point when a server fails, providing flash speed to
end-users as if no problem had occurred." 
"We are equally excited to work with Mellanox on providing high
bandwidth, high availability solutions, and with the ConnectX-3 EN
NIC providing four times better Ethernet connectivity for data
replication, is an ideal match for our ZD-XL SQL Accelerator in
support of mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server applications," said
Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice President of Software and Solutions for OCZ
Technology. "The ability to provide this innovative acceleration and
replication between flash resources enables Microsoft SQL Server
environments to function at the speed of flash while retaining
complete high availability." 
The Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN 40/56GbE NIC delivers high-bandwidth and
industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for performance-driven server
and storage applications in enterprise data centers, High Performance
Computing (HPC) and embedded environments. Its low power and
application acceleration for converged I/O infrastructures eliminate
the need for multiple Ethernet connections to the server while
maximizing server and storage performance throughput. This results in
reduced operating costs and network complexity. More information is
available at www.mellanox.com/ethernet/40gbe_index.php. 
OCZ's new ZD- XL SQL Accelerator is a plug-and-play flash
acceleration solution optimized for Microsoft 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 Microsoft SQL Server
needs it. Plugging seamlessly into existing or new Microsoft SQL
Server installations, ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 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. More information is available at www.ocz.com/enterprise. 
About Microsoft TechEd North America 2013
Microsoft TechEd North America is the premier technical education and
networking event for any technology professional interested in
learning, connecting and exploring a broad set of current and
soon-to-be-released Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and
services. The event is held at the New Orleans Morial Convention
Center, from June 3-6, 2013. More information is available at
About Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand
and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and
storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center
efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency,
delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system
performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect
products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that
accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a
wide range of markets including high performance computing,
enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial
services. More information is available at www.mellanox.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. More information is
available at www.ocz.com. 
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OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such
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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
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OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications
(408) 440-3484
Mellanox Press Contact:
Ashley Paula
Waggener Edstrom
(415) 547-7024
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
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