OCZ Technology Showcases Its Flash-Based Virtualization Solutions at VMworld Europe 2013

OCZ Technology Showcases Its Flash-Based Virtualization Solutions at VMworld 
Europe 2013 
Exhibit B414, Fira Barcelona Gran Via -- North Entrance, October
15-17 
SAN JOSE, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 --  OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid
state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, is showcasing
its VMware-based solid state virtualization solutions at VMworld
Europe 2013, located in Booth B414, Fira Barcelona Gran Via -- North
Entrance, from October 15th through 17th.  
OCZ's fourth generation Z-Drive R4 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD Series and
VXL Cache & Virtualization Software will be presented in the
Company's booth, as this combined hardware/software solution enables
flash data caching and application acceleration into VMware
virtualized server platforms to provide all of the benefits of flash
without compromise. This VMware Readyâ„¢ solution distributes flash
caching resources on-demand across virtual machines (VMs) to maximize
application performance, and distributes the flash between VMs making
sure that no VM inefficiently occupies flash when it can be better
used elsewhere in the environment. The end result is optimal
delivery, management, and utilization of flash resources and flash
caching in the software-defined data center (SDDC) regardless of how
many VMs are running concurrently. 
"Our proven Z-Drive SSDs and VXL Software are combined to deliver a
complete virtual performance system that accelerates VM applications
enabling flash resources to be dynamically deployed exactly to the
needs of VMs," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice-President of Software and
Solutions for OCZ Technology. "The result is that 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." 
Support for VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) without the need for a costly
back-end storage area network (SAN) is one of the unique and key
differential advantages of OCZ solid state virtualization. In this
High Availability (HA) 'SAN-less' enterprise, flash data is
synchronously replicated by VXL Software between Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD
cards residing on redundant cluster servers assuring that host-based
flash is treated as a continuously available storage resource across
VMware clusters. This approach yields no data loss and no VM downtime
even during complete server, system or power failures. 
Another key differential of OCZ solid state virtualization enables IT
managers to pre-load the flash cache in advance and at pre-determined
schedules to ensure that critical data is available on Z-Drive PCIe
flash at the precise time it will be required by the application.  
Join OCZ Technology at VMworld Europe 2013 to see the latest
solutions designed for VMware virtualization customers. For more
information on delivering and managing flash resources in the
software-defined data center, OCZ has authored a white paper entitled
"Flash Delivery in the Software-Defined Data Center" available at
http://ocz.com/enterprise/literature/white-papers. 
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 OCZ's ability to
continue as a going concern, the risk of litigation or governmental
investigations or proceedings relating to OCZ's historical accounting
policies, practices and procedures and other matters; OCZ's ability
to timely file periodic reports in the future, that margins in the
third quarter of FY 2014 will continue to be impacted by flash supply
and unfavorable pricing of flash; credit constraints affecting
revenue and margins; 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; OCZ's ability to obtain
sufficient component parts, including NAND flash, at acceptable
prices, and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure
external funding for its operations, secure appropriate levels of
credit 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 October 7, 2013, 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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