Harris Selects Dot Hill For High-Performance Storage Systems For Media Workflows

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, announces that Harris Broadcast Communications will incorporate Dot Hill midrange storage solutions into its line of NEXIO Farad™ online storage systems for broadcasters and other media organizations.

Harris Broadcast Communications has driven innovations for digital television and radio and fostered the rapid growth of high-definition television, offering infrastructure, workflow and transmission solutions that support the entire content delivery chain. Broadcasters around the world choose Harris solutions to help them manage and distribute their valuable content and compete in an industry racing toward total media convergence.

NEXIO Farad™ offers flexible and uncompromising storage that delivers unprecedented levels of bandwidth and capacity to support industry media workflows. This high-performance online storage system is specifically designed for broadcast and production facilities, including news, sports and live-event applications. NEXIO Farad provides sharable and scalable storage throughout the content lifecycle, while offering the highest levels of digital asset protection.

"Broadcast and production facilities rely on NEXIO Farad storage for fast-turnaround editorial and shorter ingest-to-air time," said Andrew Warman, senior product marketing manager for servers, editing and graphics, Harris Broadcast Communications. "Dot Hill's proven storage architecture provides the reliable uptime and resiliency our customers in broadcasting and media require for continuous operations."

"Dot Hill has been gaining steady momentum in the Media & Entertainment space," said Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO, Dot Hill. "Harris is a giant in broadcast and media creation and the selection of Dot Hill as the foundation for future NEXIO Farad storage solutions is the latest validation of Dot Hill's powerful architecture and its ability to meet the stringent performance requirements of the broadcast industry."

The Dot Hill storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability. Dot Hill systems feature the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel, 6Gb SAS and 10Gb iSCSI. Dot Hill 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.

Dot Hill's SimulCache™ technology leverages redundant RAID controllers, thus eliminating the performance degradation associated with conventional cache mirroring. The implementation of a high-speed dedicated PCI-Express bus streamlines write-performance resulting in superior overall system responsiveness, driving faster application throughput. Dual redundant RAID controllers, dual power supplies and dual fans ensure customers don't experience downtime or data loss.

Dot Hill storage systems feature energy-saving drive spin-down and patented technologies such as Dot Hill's SimulCache and EcoStor™ features to help customers meet a growing set of environmental concerns. Dot Hill's EcoStor battery-free alternative for cache memory leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold. Benefits include lower maintenance and disposal costs and reduced server and application down-time due to scheduled battery replacement and maintenance.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging 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.

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Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding: any improvement in Dot Hill's financial results or increase in orders due to its relationship with Harris; the length of that relationship; and the benefits or performance of any Dot Hill product in any particular environment. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: that the relationship between Dot Hill and Harris does not provide for any mandatory minimum purchase amounts and may be terminated at any time, for any reason; changing customer and partner preferences in the open systems computing market; and unforeseen supply, technological, intellectual property or engineering issues. However, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect the future business of Dot Hill, as well as the forward-looking statements contained herein. To learn about such risks and uncertainties, you should read the risk factors set forth in the company's public filings with the SEC, including the Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect any change in circumstances or events.


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