SOURCE: OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

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October 15, 2013 20:15 ET

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 - October 15, 2013) - 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 Ready™ 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.

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Contact Information

  • 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