sTec(R) EnhanceIO(TM) SSD Cache Software Validated by NetApp

sTec(R) EnhanceIO(TM) SSD Cache Software Validated by NetApp

SSD-Agnostic Cache Software Accelerates Windows Server Storage Performance on
NetApp Storage Systems

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, announced
that sTec® EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software has been tested and validated by
NetApp for integration with NetApp® storage systems in Windows Server
environments. EnhanceIO is among the industry's first solid-state drive
(SSD)-agnostic caching software. This validation enables customers utilizing
NetApp storage systems to have access to proven performance-enhancing caching
software for their Data ONTAP® infrastructure. For specific configurations
supported, please check NetApp's Interoperability Matrix (IMT).

"Our compatible server caching partners are part of an ecosystem of tested and
validated solutions that help to enhance the performance and predictability of
mission-critical applications," said Tim Russell, vice president, Data
Lifecycle Ecosystem Group, NetApp. "Partner solutions, such as sTec's
EnhanceIO software for Windows Server, can extend the benefits of virtual
storage tiering to the enterprise server level, improving application
responsiveness and increasing overall system throughput."

"sTec's unwavering goal of accelerating applications in data centers and
cloud-computing systems demands alignment of our enterprise-class solid-state
storage solutions with those of fellow industry leaders such as NetApp," said
Zack Mihalis, vice president of product marketing and management, sTec.
"Achieving validation for EnhanceIO helps assure that those applications
realize maximum reliability, performance and efficiency in NetApp

EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software is designed to help users easily create,
configure and analyze existing storage environments with cost-effective
scalability. It provides non-disruptive, fast and consistent caching that
greatly improves application performance while reducing latency with improved
data integrity. The software includes many features that can all be accessed
via a graphical user or command-line interface that also displays additional
statistics and analytics to deliver increased productivity. EnhanceIO is ideal
for database, "big data" and virtualization applications, where the software
provides nonintrusive performance enhancement by fluidly integrating into
existing storage infrastructures and increasing input/output (I/O) levels.

EnhanceIO was developed to simplify management of NetApp and other enterprise
storage systems, and its functionality is winning fans.Due to the popularity
of the software's Profiler feature, that component is now also available
separately for free and unlimited use.Profiler empowers IT managers to
optimize storage by identifying a caching strategy for specific data center
workloads, boosting performance and maximizing existing solid-state or
rotating-disk storage hardware investments.

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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

sTec, the sTec logo and EnhanceIO 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.

NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are trademarks or
registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other

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 from the incorporation of sTec's
EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software into NetApp storage systems, including NetApp's
Data ONTAP infrastructure, running on the Windows Server environment; success
of sTec's solid-state solutions in accelerating applications in data centers
and cloud-computing systems; the benefits, capabilities, and
cost-effectiveness of incorporating sTec's EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software into
existing environments, including database, "big data," and virtualization
applications; customer response to, and adoption and utilization of, sTec's
EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software; and the benefits and capabilities of sTec's
EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software Profiler feature. 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
this press release is a statement of sTec's present intentions, beliefs or
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
assumptions and otherwise. Except as required by law, sTec undertakes no
obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         sTec, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996

sTec, Inc.
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