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April 30, 2013 08:00 ET

OCZ Technology Partners With The Rombus Group to Deliver PCIe Flash-Based Storage to SME and Mid-Sized IT Environments in Germany

Leading OCZ Enterprise/Workstation PCIe SSDs Now Qualified on Rombus Supermicro Tertia Servers and Rombus Quinta Workstations

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - April 30, 2013) - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that its PCI Express (PCIe) flash-based SSDs for enterprise and workstation applications are now qualified on specific Rombus Group platforms. This includes OCZ's Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Series for Rombus Supermicro Tertia enterprise servers and OCZ's RevoDrive 3 SSD Series for Rombus Quinta workstations. These high-performance SSDs are available from The Rombus Group and targeted for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized IT environments in Germany.

The ability to achieve optimized VMware virtualization within the Supermicro Tertia platform was a priority for The Rombus Group in their selection of OCZ's Z-Drive R4 SSD Series. Each Z-Drive R4 card provides a compact, power-efficient solid-state solution that fits directly into the server's PCIe slot to increase application performance while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening host CPU and memory resources. The Z-Drive's Virtualized Controller Architecture™ (VCA) efficiently distributes the application loads between all available flash on the host-based SSD card resulting in optimal random data access performance within virtual server environments. With many SAN/storage infrastructures based on Fibre Channel/iSCSI deployments, the implementation of Z-Drive R4 cards within Supermicro Tertia servers enable new levels of I/O access and application performance while lowering IT operating costs when compared to conventional hard disk drives (HDDs).

To complement power users and multimedia designers in workstation environments, The Rombus Group now features OCZ's RevoDrive 3 SSD family to its Quinta workstation platform. The RevoDrive 3 SSD Series is designed for intensive workstation applications delivering incredible performance and a sophisticated feature-set also based on OCZ's proprietary VCA Technology. This single-card solution reduces the burden on host resources and is ideally suited for professional media development and management.

"We are very pleased that our partnership with The Rombus Group has resulted in qualifications of our PCIe offerings into their enterprise server and workstation platforms," said Wayne B. Eisenberg, Senior VP of Sales for OCZ Technology. "The Z-Drive R4 Series and RevoDrive 3 Series represent a turning point in the evolution of PCIe solid-state storage enabling ultra-fast I/O access and application performance, advanced durability and reliability, while slashing capital and operating costs."

The Z-Drive R4 Series is available in both full-height (FH) and half-height (HH) configurations. The FH form factor supports storage capacities from 800GB to 3.2TB and random write operations (4K blocks) up to 410,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). The RevoDrive 3 is FH-compliant with storage capacities up to 480GB and random write operations (4K blocks) up to 130,000 IOPS.

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About The Rombus Group:
Founded in 1996, The Rombus Group is one of the leading German manufacturers of server, storage, notebook and PC systems. The group is headquartered in Westphalian Bϋren (near Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport) and is a multi-channel distributor of its own product brands with focus on service, speed, flexibility and individual customer attention. The 'Rombus' brand of IT solutions is focused on efficient, high-performance server systems and blade technologies that are built 'to-order' providing the specifications, benefits and budget needs of its customers. The Rombus Group has a base of over 4,700 resellers with locations in Bϋren (headquarters), Passau (Germany) and Taipei (Taiwan). For more information, select

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. For more information, please visit:

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