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Dot Hill And PAC Data Announce North American Distribution Agreement

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LONGMONT, Colo., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with PAC Data, a storage-focused North American distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, PAC Data will offer the full range of Dot Hill's AssuredSAN™ storage solutions, allowing Dot Hill to expand its reach to new resellers and focus on a variety of new markets.

In existence for more than 12 years, PAC Data is a California-based corporation that provides resellers with aggressive pricing structures and lead registration programs to allow its resellers to achieve the highest margins possible. The company focuses on Storage, Backup and Disaster Recovery, with extensive expertise in RAID, NAS, DAS and SAN solutions. PAC Data's sales and engineering staff assist resellers in providing complete storage solutions and provide guidance on storage protection with backup disk and tape products.

"The addition of Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage arrays to our portfolio will allow us to fulfill the increasing demand we see for Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN replication solutions," said Rick Crane, CEO & President, PAC Data. "Dot Hill delivers highly reliable storage solutions with innovative, patented features, and it's easy to do business with a company that offers highly competitive margins and deal registrations."

"Dot Hill continues to make significant investments in our value-added, worldwide distribution model," said Brad Painter, vice president, channel sales, Dot Hill. "By working with specialized distribution partners such as PAC Data, we continue to bring services and solutions to resellers across the globe. With a knowledgeable, storage-focused staff, PAC Data offers a variety of support services for resellers before, during and after the sale, making them a highly worthy ambassador of the Dot Hill AssuredSAN brand."

Through its award-winning Connections Partner Program and with its AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill enables its growing base of resellers to build successful storage businesses by solving many critical problems for their customers— managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications. The Dot Hill partner program has been selected as a 5- Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide for the past three consecutive years.

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability. The AssuredSAN 3000 and 3003 Series feature the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel, 6Gb SAS and 10Gb iSCSI which opens the door to Fibre Channel-levels of SAN performance for small- to medium-sized businesses based on standard Ethernet networking technology. AssuredSAN arrays are available with Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill's volume copy technology, and AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity.

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