OCZ Technology's Enterprise Solid State Storage Solutions to Be Distributed by Tech Data in North America and Latin America

OCZ Technology's Enterprise Solid State Storage Solutions to Be Distributed by 
Tech Data in North America and Latin America 
Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division to Offer
OCZ's Full Line of Solid-State SSDs and Enterprise Software Solutions 
SAN JOSE, CA and CLEARWATER, FL  -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 --  OCZ
Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and
systems, today announced that it has signed Tech Data Corporation
(NASDAQ: TECD), one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of
technology products, services and solutions, to a distribution
agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Tech Data's Advanced
Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division is now authorized to
distribute OCZ's complete portfolio of flash-based enterprise and
client SSDs and associated software solutions to its sales channel
throughout North America and Latin America. 
"The signing of Tech Data to a platinum distribution agreement is a
key milestone for OCZ as we evolve our sales strategy globally," said
Wayne B. Eisenberg, Senior VP of Sales for OCZ Technology. "Our
reseller programs, extensive service and support, comprehensive
portfolio and cost-effective pricing will provide Tech Data's proven
IT sales channel with the support and incentives they need to drive
and expand new storage technologies throughout North America and
Latin America." 
Tech Data's AIS Division supports more than 17,500 value-added
resellers (VARs) who specialize in data center and virtualization.
The combination of OCZ's Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs and VXL Cache &
Virtualization Software provides a virtual performance system that
accelerates virtual machine (VM) applications and an ideal solution
for the AIS VAR channel. Additionally, OCZ's new plug-and-play,
tightly integrated hardware/software ZD-XL SQL Accelerator is another
well-positioned product for AIS distribution, as it accelerates and
optimizes SQL Server workloads so that the most relevant data is
always available to the application when needed. Tech Data's AIS
Division will also distribute OCZ's popular Deneva 2 SATA III SSDs
and Talos 2 SAS SSDs for enterprise and small-to-medium-sized
business (SMB) applications as well as the complete range of
award-winning high-performance SSDs for client applications. 
"We are very excited to add OCZ to our AIS portfolio, as their
complete product portfolio will complement our growing list of
enterprise storage solutions as we expand IT sales opportunities,"
said Ken Griffin, Vice President, AIS Storage Solutions at Tech Data.
"Offering OCZ's high-performance SSDs, innovative virtualization
software and its unique SQL acceleration card through our AIS
Division will provide resellers looking to grow their storage
operations with leading-edge technology, expert IT knowledge, and
best-in-class services." 
To help drive and support the Tech Data distribution channel and
encourage VAR participation, OCZ developed its Elite VAR Program
(EVP) that provides authorized Tech Data AIS Division VARs with sales
incentives, product training, service levels, technical support and
resources in support of OCZ's enterprise product line card.  
With a rich history of technological innovation that has driven the
SSD industry, OCZ products are highly regarded for high-performance,
improved reliability and greater affordability, and its complete
solid state storage portfolio is now available in North America and
Latin America through the Tech Data AIS Division. For more
information on OCZ enterprise solid state solutions select
www.ocz.com/enterprise. For more information on OCZ client
solid-state solutions select www.ocz.com/consumer. To speak directly
with Tech Data's AIS team, contact 800-228-7901. 
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale
distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its
advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable
120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to effectively support
the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit
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. 
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. 
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their respective owners. 
OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications - Enterprise Solutions
(408) 440-3484
Tech Data Press Contact:
Amanda Lee
Public Relations Manager
(727) 538-5803
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
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