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STEC SSD Expert to Chair Session at Server Design Summit on Reducing Power Usage
[November 26, 2012]

STEC SSD Expert to Chair Session at Server Design Summit on Reducing Power Usage

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that Swapna Yasarapu, director of SSD product marketing for STEC, will serve as chairperson of a session on reducing power usage in data centers at this week's 2012 Server Design Summit in Santa Clara, California.

Yasarapu will lead a session at 8:30 a.m. on November 28, detailing the best approaches to energy reduction in servers and data centers. The session, titled "Reducing Data Center Power Usage," features paper presentations by representatives from FieldView Solutions, Micron Technology, the HyperTransport Consortium, and Flextronics, offering fresh insights to data center power conservation.

"The Server Design Summit has become a must-attend event for anyone in the server market, and I've been fortunate enough to participate in the event since its inception in 2010," said Yasarapu. "I am excited to be leading a discussion this year on the importance of reducing server energy consumption in data centers." At STEC, Yasarapu is responsible for advancing STEC's SSD product families, which deliver enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions to customers worldwide. Yasarapu is a member of the Server Design Summit's Conference Advisory Board, served as conference chairperson of the 2011 event and chaired the 2010 summit's workshop on increasing server performance.


STEC offers a complete line of enterprise-class SSDs for a wide range of servers used in data centers and other environments that require fast and reliable data access. STEC was the first company to champion SSDs in the enterprise, leveraging its high-capacity and high-performance SAS, SATA, and PCI Express solutions for that rapidly expanding market segment.  STEC Session Session: A-201 (Energy Track): "Reducing Data Center Power Usage" Chairperson: Swapna Yasarapu, Director of SSD Product Marketing, STEC Paper presenters: Data Center Cost Savings: Not a Myth, Sev Onyshkevych, CMO, FieldView SolutionsImprove Server Performance and Lower Power, Jim Cooke, Enterprise Segment Manager, Micron TechnologyCluster Power Efficiency – Myth vs. Reality, Mario Cavalli, General Manager, HyperTransport ConsortiumFuture of Data Center Solutions: Evolution of the Rack as the Serving Appliance, David Kassel, Director Product Marketing and Strategy, and Shally Deva, Director Architecture, FlextronicsDate: Wednesday, November 28 Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Location: Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California.

Register to attend the 2012 Server Design Summit.

Follow STEC at the Server Design Summit via Twitter: @STEC_INC Share this story: Learn best practices and hear fresh perspectives on reducing data center power usage at the Server Design Summit 2012: http://bit.ly/TMWqSQ About Server Design Summit: The Server Design Summit is the only event focused entirely on the $40 billion server market, featuring tutorials, technical sessions, panel discussions, workshops, keynotes, and exhibits. The conference sessions include key emerging topics such as virtualization and consolidation, cloud computing, green design and energy saving methods, solid-state drives, open specifications and standards, blade and appliance servers, high-performance servers, power and cooling, and low-latency and high-availability applications.

About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, STEC's EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com.

STEC, the STEC logo and EnhanceIO are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

The STEC, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=1079  Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning Swapna Yasarapu's involvement with the 2012 Server Design Summit; the benefits of SSDs, including reduction in power usage; best practices for data centers; the growing acceptance and adoption of STEC's SSD solutions in the enterprise server market; the capabilities and performance of STEC's SSD solutions; and the evolving enterprise server market in general. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, made from time to time by STEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information contained in this press release is a statement of STEC's present intentions, beliefs or expectations. STEC may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, from STEC's assumptions and otherwise. STEC undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Jerry Steach Director, Public Relations STEC, Inc.

(415) 222-9996 jsteach@stec-inc.com Source: STEC, Inc.

2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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