OCZ Technology Showcases Flash Delivery in the Software-Defined Data Center at VMworld 2013

OCZ Technology Showcases Flash Delivery in the Software-Defined Data Center at 
VMworld 2013 
OCZ VXL Software Delivers and Manages Flash in the SDDC to Provide
All of the Benefits of Flash Without Compromise 
SAN JOSE, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 08/23/13 --  OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will
showcase its enterprise solid-state virtualization solutions at this
year's VMworld 2013 conference and exhibition in Booth #711, Moscone
Center, San Francisco, California, from August 25th through August
29th. Headlining the booth presentations is OCZ's fourth generation
Z-Drive R4 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD and VXL Cache & Virtualization
Software that not only enables flash data caching and application
acceleration into VMware virtualized server platforms but delivers
and manages flash resources in the software-defined data center
(SDDC) to provide all of the benefits of flash without compromises. 
Over the last decade, the enterprise data center has been transformed
into a more dynamic and efficient platform to meet the changing needs
of business applications due primarily to the advent of server
virtualization. While server virtualization delivers impressive data
center productivity gains for enterprise servers, the rapid expansion
of virtual server deployments has impacted storage and network
facilities causing performance bottlenecks and sharp increases in IT
administration and infrastructure investment. On host flash matched
with software defined flash delivery enables today's virtualized data
center to alleviate these bottlenecks and achieve its full potential. 
"The software-defined data center vision takes what virtualization
software has already achieved for servers and delivers virtualized
capabilities to the entire set of physical resources required by an
application (i.e. storage, networking & security, compute) so that
the resources can be optimally assigned with little to no human
intervention," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice-President of Software and
Solutions for OCZ Technology. "Achieving this vision requires an
automated infrastructure so that applications can be operational in
minutes, shortening time-to-value, while dramatically reducing IT
expenditures and time devoted to application provisioning and
deployment." 
To realize this vision, there are three key areas of the SDDC that
need to be addressed. The SDDC must be Dynamic to enable provisioning
on demand, allocation by need and fault tolerant (FT). It must be
Connected so that loads are balanced and can be run any time/anywhere
while providing synchronous data replication and high availability
(HA) of critical data. The SDDC must also be Simple to install and be
able to be managed centrally. 
OCZ's proven VXL Cache & Virtualization Software, in conjunction with
its flash-based Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD delivers a complete virtual
performance system that accelerates VM applications enabling flash
resources to be dynamically deployed exactly to the needs of VMs.
Business users get faster and more reliable access to the
applications and data they need while IT reduces operating and
capital costs, and with simplified operations, has more time to
devote to data center innovation. OCZ's VXL achieves the SDDC vision
through a series of advanced features and capabilities that includes: 


 
--  Flash Virtualization
--  Dynamic Cache Allocation
--  Flash Fault Tolerance
--  Network-Exposed Flash
--  vMotion without Cache Loss
--  Flash Storage Mirroring
--  Application-Optimized Caching
--  Seamless Flash Deployment
--  StoragePro Central Management

 
Join OCZ Technology at this week's VMworld 2013 to see the latest
Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs, Deneva 2 SATA III SSDs, Talos 2 SAS SSDs, VXL
Software and partner solutions designed for VMware virtualization
customers, as well as presentations that showcase the delivery and
management of flash resources in the software-defined data center.  
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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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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OCZ Press Contact:
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
(408) 440-3484
sharlin@ocztechnology.com 
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
bmott@ocztechnology.com