"Video post-production editors today are managing vast amounts of simultaneously streaming rich media content in a variety of high resolution formats—HD, 2K, 4K and 3D. They expect high megabytes-per-second throughput and they simply can't tolerate dropped frames," said Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO at Dot Hill. "Similarly, HPC and telecommunications customers need storage to perform with low latency and high bandwidth for demanding data capture and analysis requirements. We designed the AssuredSAN 4000 Series to deliver 'wicked fast' performance to meet the stringent requirements of these customers and increase our penetration in these key markets, as well as Big Data and cloud-based storage."

"Our broadcast and media customers demand reliable uptime, consistent performance characteristics, and flexibility to support a broad range of demanding operational workflows," said Paul Eisner, vice president, Harris Broadcast Communications. "The AssuredSAN 4000 provides a rock-solid hardware foundation for our own patented software to deliver leading, scalable online storage with Harris' NEXIO Farad solution."

With more than 500,000 units shipped, Dot Hill is enhancing its strong global footprint in the lower midrange storage space with the AssuredSAN 4000 Series. According to IDC market sizing data, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series is categorized under Price Band 4, which expands Dot Hill's potential Total Addressable Market (TAM). Combined with the company's focus on the midrange market (Price Band 5) with the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series, Dot Hill is more than doubling its TAM for 2013 from $4.0 billion (Tier 2 and Tier 3) to nearly $10.6 billion (Tiers 2-5).

The AssuredSAN 4000 Series scales up to 192 drives and allows customers to freely mix drive types, including HDD and SSD, for the most effective allocation of storage resources, based on capacity and performance needs.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with virtualization applications such as VMware®, Citrix® XenApp™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V®, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series provides OEMs, authorized channel partners and end-user customers with blazing speed. With full support for Windows, OS X and Linux environments, Dot Hill AssuredSAN solutions are ideal to support workflows using Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flame Premium software, or any application that demands extreme video streaming performance and proven reliability.

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