ZeusRAM(TM) and ZeusIOPS(R) SSDs to be Showcased at
OpenStorage Summit EMEA, May 22-24, 2012 in Amsterdam,
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc.
(Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD)
technologies and products, today announced that Nexenta Systems, Inc.
has certified an all-STEC SSD configuration using a combination of
ZeusRAM(TM) and ZeusIOPS(R) SSDs to increase read/write capabilities
within its NexentaStor ZFS-based storage platform. STEC will showcase
ZeusRAM and ZeusIOPS SSDs running on a NexentaStor platform at the May
22-24 OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Increasing the I/O performance of next-generation data centers and
cloud computing environments is essential for supporting enterprise
e-commerce, database and email applications. Utilizing STEC's ZeusRAM
SSD as the write log and ZeusIOPS SSD as the read cache within the
NexentaStor storage system alleviates performance bottlenecks. Benefits
include up to 5X better performance for such enterprise applications as
database indexing and email exchanges, 8X reduction in cost per user,
and 4X reduction in cost per transaction.
"The OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 is all about technical education and
skills training, as well as networking and relationship-building
activities," said Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta Systems. "STEC is at the
forefront of SSD technology and their involvement at this year's event
is indicative of the high caliber of our sponsors. As our strategic SSD
supplier, STEC is helping us deliver differentiated value to Nexenta
customers and their participation will help fuel the growth of
OpenStorage Summit EMEA."
"We have used alternative lower-cost SSD solutions in the past, and in
all instances we noticed that the drive's read caching performance
dropped off drastically after only two months of operation," said Eddo
Jansen, infrastructure manager at BAS Group, the largest electronics
retailer and e-tailer in the Netherlands. "As these performance
decreases were unacceptable, we decided to switch to STEC's SSDs, which
based on our experience were able to sustain a high level of
reliability and performance over the drive's entire lifetime. We have
since selected, and now use, STEC's enterprise SSDs exclusively as two
important components of our ZFS architecture: ZeusRAM to accelerate
synchronous writes, and ZeusIOPS to accelerate reads. The efficiency of
STEC's SSD solutions has far exceeded our expectations."
"At STEC, we pride ourselves on building the best possible
enterprise-class solid-state drives and solutions," said Davide Villa,
STEC Vice President of Sales, EMEA. "Our ZeusRAM and ZeusIOPS SSDs are
purpose-built from the ground up to excel throughout the life of the
drive. We are excited about being able to deliver the performance and
cost benefits of our drives to Nexenta's customers."
NexentaStor is a unified storage management software platform that
delivers enterprise-class features and runs on industry-standard
hardware. Using NexentaStor, customers can save up to 80 percent over
proprietary solutions while enjoying superior functionality and
In addition, NexentaStor helps organizations implement high
performance, cost-effective data storage solutions by taking advantage
of features such as ZFS Intent Log (ZIL), inline deduplication,
hardware-agnostic solutions, unlimited snapshots and cloning.
Product Demonstrations at OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012
STEC's ZeusRAM and ZeusIOPS SSDs will be featured at OpenStorage Summit
EMEA 2012, hosted by Nexenta, from May 22-24 at the Mercure Hotel in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Bundle package discounts are available for
companies that wish to take advantage of the read/write capabilities of
STEC's ZeusRAM and ZeusIOPS SSDs within a NexentaStor storage solution.
About STEC, Inc.
STEC, Inc., The SSD Company(TM), 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(TM) SSD Cache Software enables IT
managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For
more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com.
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and utilization of Nexenta's and STEC's products and solutions; the
adoption of ZeusIOPS, ZeusRAM and other STEC products and solutions
into new applications and markets; overall product and solution cost
savings; the capabilities, performance and benefits of ZeusIOPS,
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with the NexentaStor storage platform; and the evolving enterprise
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CONTACT: Michael Bingham
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