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Vaughn Miller VP B’ss Devt. of Systems and Software, Stec

Several years ago at NetApp and Auspex

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.01.20
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STEC, Inc.
announced that industry veteran Vaughn Miller has joined the company's
Systems and Software Group (SSG) as Vice President of Business
Development.

Miller is responsible for developing business opportunities with OEMs and ISVs that focus on enterprise applications.

He joins STEC with more than 30 years of sales, marketing, technical
consulting, engineering and business development experience, which
includes 16 years in the storage and data management industry.

At STEC, he reports to Ali Zadeh, Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager, SSG,
and his role includes building partnerships that define and introduce
hardware and software solutions that leverage STEC's intellectual
property and expertise in solid-state technology. He is also chartered
to develop vertical market opportunities and further expand STEC's reach
in enterprise IT and data center environments.

"We are very excited to have Vaughn join our Systems and Software
Group at a time when the market for solid-state solutions in the
enterprise is rapidly growing and evolving
," said Mr. Zadeh. "Vaughn's
successful track record in developing business opportunities for
leading storage and networking companies, as well as identifying and
introducing new products and technologies, makes him ideally suited to
expand our portfolio in enterprise storage/server market segments,
vertical market segments, and beyond
."

During the past 16 years, Mr. Miller held various key management positions in business development for Cisco Systems, Inc., NeoPath Networks, Inc. (acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.), Acopia Networks
(acquired by F5 Networks, Inc.), NetApp, Inc., and Auspex Systems Inc.
Prior to his roles in business development, he served as an engineer for
Landmark Graphics Corporation (a Halliburton company) and Modular Computer Systems Inc.

"I am thrilled to become a part of a company that is a leader in SSD
technology innovation and has served as a catalyst for this high-growth
market segment
," said Vaughn Miller. "I look forward to
strategically utilizing the company's strong product and IP portfolios
and engineering expertise to expand the use of solid-state storage in
enterprise IT and data center environments around the globe
."

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