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OCZ Technology Delivers Solid State Virtualization Solutions at VMworld 2012

Companies mentioned in this article: OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/12 -- 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 2012, located at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, from August 26th through August 30th. Focal to these demonstrations is OCZ's fourth generation Z-Drive R4 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD and its VXL cache and virtualization software that delivers industry-leading flash data caching into VMware virtualized server platforms.

OCZ's VMware Ready™ virtualization solution distributes flash caching resources on-demand across virtual machines (VMs) to maximize performance, and distributes the flash between VMs based on need, making sure that no VM inefficiently occupies flash when it can be better used elsewhere in the environment. This ensures the flash cache is optimally utilized at all times regardless of how many VMs are running concurrently. As an added benefit, VXL software does not require guest agents or special drivers within the application VM, and through hypervisor connectivity with VMware ESXi, works with any operating system supported by this platform. OCZ will demonstrate how the flash cache can be shared dynamically by any VM residing on the local server or on other servers in the virtualized cluster, significantly improving data access and server application performance, while reducing data center total cost of ownership (TCO).

As a world's first, OCZ will showcase VXL's unique capabilities as the only flash-based virtualization software to support end-to-end VMware Fault Tolerance without the need for a back-end SAN. For this High Availability (HA) 'SAN-less' data center scenario, 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 failures.

OCZ's flash virtualization solution will also be demonstrated running SQL Server 2012 databases using the Z-Drive R4 SSD against a traditional SAN array loaded with hard disk drives (HDDs). The results from this demonstration will show dramatic increases in SQL Server 2012 transactional input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance, significant reductions in database read latency, and impressive improvements in database query completion times.

Join OCZ Technology at this week's VMworld 2012 to see the latest solid-state drives, software and partner solutions designed for VMware virtualization customers.

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 the industry's widest range of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ features SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to address HDD replacement, SAN acceleration, server and storage virtualization, cloud computing, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) opportunities. Having developed firmware and controller platforms to virtualization and endurance extending technologies, the company delivers vertically integrated, customizable solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged across a wide range of client and enterprise applications. For more information, please visit: www.ocztechnology.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, 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; 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.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

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