New Products for Linux, Windows Support Application
Performance; Cost Effectively Scale IT Infrastructures
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc.
(Nasdaq:STEC), The SSD Company(TM), a leading global provider of
solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced the
general availability of the company's EnhanceIO(TM) SSD Cache Software.
The company offers Linux and Windows versions. In addition, a Linux
version of EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software, based on Facebook's Flashcache
caching module, will be made available under a general public license
"Today's IT managers need to cope not only with data growth but also
the need for faster application response times," said Jim Ting, vice
president of product marketing at STEC. "SSD caching extends the useful
life of a company's existing SAN by offloading read IOs to the SSD
cache, enabling the SAN to process other IO activity."
"As one of the original architects of Flashcache, I'm extremely pleased
to see this technology being enhanced and supported by STEC in their
EnhanceIO software," said Mohan Srinivasan, software engineer at
Facebook. "Flashcache has proven to be an invaluable tool for
accelerating application performance at Facebook. We believe
organizations can benefit from the improved application performance and
user experience enabled by using STEC's enhanced and supported version
STEC has submitted a version of the EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software source
code to the Linux open-source community. This will reduce the barrier
to entry for organizations who want the superior user experience and
application performance of SSDs at a lower cost.
EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software was designed to deliver a robust,
easy-to-deploy solution that can accelerate applications by using STEC
or any other vendor's SAS, Fibre Channel, PCIe or SATA SSD as a cache
device. As part of the design, EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software minimizes
its use of server memory when storing cache metadata, thus reducing the
impact of the caching software on server resources. In addition,
EnhanceIO provides data center managers with the opportunity to
cost-effectively scale an existing enterprise IT infrastructure without
incurring the cost of additional hardware.
EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software pricing starts at $295 for Linux and $495
for Windows for a one-year subscription per server installation that
includes updates, upgrades and customer support. These products are now
available for download from www.stec-inc.com/enhanceio.
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 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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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including those statements concerning the open sourcing,
customer adoption, sampling and utilization of STEC's EnhanceIO SSD
Cache Software; the adoption of STEC's EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software
into new applications and markets; the benefits from developing
technologies; overall product and solution cost savings; the
capabilities and performance of STEC's products and solutions; and the
evolving enterprise storage and server markets. Such forward-looking
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
Vice President, Product Marketing
(800) 367-7330 x8922