sTec PCI Express Solid-State Storage Solution Achieves "DataCore Ready" Status

sTec PCI Express Solid-State Storage Solution Achieves "DataCore Ready" Status

s1120 PCIe Accelerator Used with DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Virtualization

Platform Boosts Response Times in Database, Content Management, VDI
Applications

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC),
a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced
that the sTec® s1120 PCIe Accelerator is "DataCore™ Ready," thus validating
the drive's interoperability with the SANsymphony™-V storage virtualization
platform from DataCore Software.Building storage systems around sTec's PCI
Express (PCIe)-based s1120, along with DataCore's marquis virtualization and
hypervisor software, greatly improves response times and delivers impressive
price/performance value to Web content, database and virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) applications.

"sTec's high-performance SSD solutions used with DataCore's storage
virtualization platform offer businesses an exceptional value," said Carlos M.
Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development at DataCore
Software. "That the s1120 PCIe Accelerator is now 'DataCore Ready' enables
organizations to take advantage of SANsymphony-V's rich storage virtualization
features, including high availability and the capability to seamlessly
integrate sTec's SSDs with their existing storage systems, ensuring instant
performance improvement with minimal disruption."

The s1120, available with up to two terabytes (TB) of capacity and in a
version with unlimited writes, enables multiple solid-state drives (SSDs) to
be deployed on a single server.It features data-protection functionality such
as PowerSafe™ technology that mitigates data loss in the event of a power
failure.The s1120 is ideal for accelerating applications such as data
analytics, statistical analysis and modeling, and video imaging, editing and
sharing.

SANsymphony-V provides centralized storage management under a single pane of
control to simplify and optimize existing storage assets, while delivering
enterprise-class features. The DataCore Ready program identifies solutions
such as the s1120 that are trusted to enhance infrastructures powered by the
company's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform. Only third-party
products that successfully meet the verification criteria set by DataCore are
qualified as DataCore Ready.

Recent benchmarking of the drives by international systems integrator losstech
GmbH delivered impressive performance, latency and scalability results, and
highlighted the various ways IT professionals can build a Tier-One fast
storage layer with SANsymphony-V and sTec SSDs.In these benchmarking tests,
the s1120 demonstrated high performance and, because it uses minimal host
resources, very low latencies.

"Organizations that require reliable, high-performance storage solutions for
their Web, database and VDI applications need to address a wide range of
critical factors, not the least of them being response times," said Kim
Gardner, senior director of sales for the EMEA region at sTec."Achieving
'DataCore Ready' status helps assure those organizations that they can deploy
sTec solid-state storage solutions with DataCore SANsymphony-V software in
servers to achieve significant response-time improvements for those
applications."

For more information on the s1120 PCIe Accelerator as well as the full line of
sTec solid-state storage solutions, visit www.stec-inc.com/products.

For more information on DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V R9, please visit
www.datacore.com.

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 PowerSafe 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 interoperability
between the sTec s1120 PCIe Accelerator and DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V
storage virtualization platform; the benefits, capabilities, performance, and
cost savings from the incorporation of the sTec s1120 PCIe Accelerator in
combination with DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization
platform; the reputation and performance of sTec's SSD solutions; and industry
adoption of sTec solid-state storage solutions. 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
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section of sTec's website at www.stec-inc.com.The information contained in
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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
         jsteach@stec-inc.com

sTec, Inc.
 
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