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STEC, Inc. Named to UBM Channel's CRN Data Center 100

January 26, 2012 --

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), The SSD Company™, a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2012 Data Center 100 list. This annual list recognizes technology vendors for powering, supporting and protecting today's data center services in an environmentally and economically friendly manner, while boosting efficiency and productivity.

STEC solid-state technologies and solutions are engineered to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With almost two decades of knowledge and experience in this field, STEC delivers the most comprehensive portfolio of SSDs for enterprise applications (including database indexing, online transaction processing, email exchanges, server virtualization, cloud computing and automated tiering, to name a few). STEC's enterprise SSDs are integrated into data centers as hard disk drive (HDD) replacements, designed into sophisticated storage arrays, and deployed in servers in order to enable fast access to data, application acceleration and optimized virtualization. By reducing power consumption, footprints, cooling costs, and the overall number of storage drives needed in a system, STEC enterprise SSDs reduce a data center's total cost of ownership (TCO). STEC designs the SSD controller and the SSD device, incorporating proprietary technologies that actively manage the flash media to extend the life of the drive's primary components.

"The 2012 Data Center 100 list recognizes vendors that, over the course of 2011, have shown a dedication to the innovation and advancement of today's data center services," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. "The recent upsurge in cloud computing has solution providers searching for new ways to ensure their clients maintain connectivity while mitigating costs and security threats. We congratulate each vendor on the 2012 Data Center 100 list for providing a significant growth opportunity for solution providers to build their business by offering cutting-edge products and services to customers."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Data Center 100 list is featured in the January issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About STEC

STEC, Inc., The SSD Company™, is a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to deliver the most comprehensive line of SSDs to the storage industry. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.stec-inc.com.

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About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

STEC, the STEC logo, and The SSD Company 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.

CONTACT: Scott Regan
UBM Channel
516 416 1186
[email protected]

Scott Harlin
STEC, Inc.
[email protected]

STEC, Inc.

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