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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.

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.

All trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

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

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