sTec Announces Worldwide Availability of s3000 Solid-State Storage Appliance

sTec Announces Worldwide Availability of s3000 Solid-State Storage Appliance

New Highly Scalable s3000 Brings sTec SSD Performance, Reliability, Endurance
to NexentaStor, Windows Environments

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today
announced worldwide availability of its recently introduced sTec® s3000
storage appliance. The s3000 combines the performance, reliability and
endurance of sTec's industry-leading solid-state drive (SSD) technology with
the two foremost enterprise-storage operating systems – NexentaStor from
Nexenta Systems, and Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 – to provide
storage clustering, virtualization and management features within a unified,
cost-effective hardware configuration.

With up to 96 terabytes (TB) of solid-state storage per appliance, the s3000
is a significant addition to sTec's solid-state storage product portfolio of
enterprise SSD drives and caching software that are among the top performing
in the industry.Furthermore, the s3000 demonstrates sTec's commitment to
providing an expansive range of tailored solid-state storage solutions,
directly to the enterprise or through the company's growing global partner

"In providing customized SSD solutions to meet our customers' storage
requirements, we discovered a significant opportunity for an sTec-developed
appliance that blends the power and performance of sTec SSDs with the
capabilities and widespread deployment of NexentaStor and Windows Storage
Server 2012 storage systems," said Ali Zadeh, corporate senior vice president
and chief marketing officer, and general manager of the Systems and Software
Group, sTec."The s3000 is an ideal solution for IT managers looking to tailor
their data centers to meet the demanding performance needs of their
data-intensive applications."

"The s3000 reflects a dramatic shift in enterprise systems in that its
cost-effectiveness, scalability and expandability to several hundreds of
terabytes flash storage are paramount requirements of today's IT managers,"
said Evan Powell, chief strategy officer, Nexenta Systems."Further, its
ability to fit seamlessly into NexentaStor environment means the s3000 can be
deployed quickly and take full advantage of the storage and data management
features of our software."

As with all sTec solid-state storage solutions, the s3000 is architected for
enterprise-class storage, enabling it to address the critical-data
requirements of industries such as oil and gas, government,
telecommunications, and cloud computing. With a large in-house team of
storage, application and data center experts, sTec is able to work directly
with customers to develop ideal approaches for tailoring their data centers to
optimally incorporate the s3000 along with its other SSD solutions.

With performance as high as 1.2 million IOs per second (IOPS) and featuring
sTec Serial Attached Storage (SAS) SSDs with up to twice the endurance of
competing drives, the s3000 harnesses the power of sTec SSD technology to
reduce application execution time and increase real-time access to
high-demand, shared assets. By building the s3000 around NexentaStor and
Windows Storage Server 2012, sTec is bringing to market a high-performance
storage appliance that can be integrated with existing storage systems,
enhance traditional file-serving capabilities, and extend hypervisors such as
Hyper-V and file-based storage for application workloads such as, SQL Server
and SharePoint.The s3000 is particularly applicable in virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) environments and those requiring performance-intensive
I/O deployments to achieve higher virtualization consolidation factors.

The s3000 provides continuous availability and full redundancy through
NexentaStor and Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces environments, and enables
hot-swapping of drives and power supplies.It offers flexible, unified storage
and data reduction through de-duplication and thin provisioning.Additionally,
the s3000 is highly scalable; it can be configured with one or two 19-inch
rack-mountable drive shelves, each accommodating as many as 24 SSDs, and can
scale up to eight full interconnected appliances for a total of 768 TB of
solid-state storage.

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 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

sTec and the sTec logo 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.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including those statements concerning the benefits,
capabilities, performance, and cost savings of the sTec s3000 solid-state
storage appliance and solid-state storage solutions; the benefits,
capabilities, and performance from the incorporation of sTec's SSD technology
into the sTec s3000 storage appliance; the benefits of the sTec s3000
solid-state storage appliance running on Nexenta's NexentaStor and Microsoft
Windows Storage Server 2012 environments; expanding solid state solutions;
sTec's growing global partner program; the growth of the global storage
market; and critical-data requirements of oil and gas, government,
telecommunications, and cloud computing markets. Such forward-looking
statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and
uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of
them, and cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current
expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements are
detailed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, made
from time to time by sTec, including its most recent Annual Report on Form
10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent
Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are available on the Investor Relations
section of sTec's website at The information contained in
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expectations. sTec may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations, at any
time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, from sTec's
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         sTec, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996

sTec, Inc.
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