LONGMONT, Colo., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has been recognized on CRN's 2012 Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space, the Virtualization 100 is an annual list published by UBM Channel's CRN that helps solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs, as well as to make strategic technology decisions and support their business. Companies on the 2012 Virtualization 100 list were selected by CRN editors based on their innovative and forward-thinking approach to selling products and services through the IT Channel. Vendors on the list were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers that help organizations take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that virtualization has to offer. "Virtualization continues to be a key focus in the development of our storage solutions," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "Today, Dot Hill offers storage solutions to complement virtualized server applications, including VDI, under a variety of hypervisors. We anticipate that the storage virtualization market will move from server based solutions to embedded storage virtualization architectures that will offer streamlined management and more cost-effective virtual storage solutions." Dot Hill's approach to storage virtualization is centered on an open architecture based on standard networking protocols, and key features that create more flexibility and storage performance. Certified for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ solutions are well-suited for virtualized and cloud computing environments. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN family of disk-to-disk data protection products offers a number of highly compelling enterprise-level features, including demonstrated 99.999 percent availability and up to 288TB of data capacity in a single array. "With all the noise in the marketplace, it can sometimes be challenging for solution providers to determine which virtualization company would be the best to partner with," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. "That's why we developed our annual Virtualization 100 list, to highlight and outline the top 100 technology vendors in the space that power, support and evangelize the benefits of virtualization across all parts of the IT infrastructure. We congratulate Dot Hill for making this year's list." The 2012 Virtualization list will be featured on CRN.com and in the May 2012 issue of CRN. About Dot HillLeveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.