LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced that several key channel partners have signed on to support the company's two new storage offerings – the Dot Hill AssuredSAN TM Pro 5000 Series and the AssuredSAN 4000 Series. The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series is a "seriously smart" midrange storage solution that takes tiered storage and therefore data access, to a new level, beyond "automated tiering", and into a new era of autonomic, real-time data tiering. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series is a next-generation, "wicked fast" storage solution designed to deliver greater reliability and dramatically improved streaming throughput to meet the demanding performance requirements of customers in the Business Intelligence, Media & Entertainment, Telco, High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and cloud storage markets. Dot Hill is introducing the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series through fully trained and authorized Dot Hill Connections channel partners who offer organizations complete, turnkey solutions. The move is designed to broaden the reach of Dot Hill and its channel partners into the fast-growing midrange storage market, while advancing the momentum of the AssuredSAN brand in key vertical markets. Dot Hill will be working closely with channel partners to reach midsized businesses who require rock-solid, "wicked fast" and "seriously smart" storage with world-class reliability and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability for applications such as Microsoft® Exchange, VMware® server virtualization and virtual desktop applications. "Our channel partners play a vital role in creating integrated hardware and software go-to-market solutions with Dot Hill AssuredSAN branded storage," said Brad Painter, vice president of channel sales, Dot Hill. "Dot Hill is fully committed to the success of our authorized resellers. The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 is a highly compelling offering that will allow our channel partners to be successful in the midmarket and increase their profitability, with a number of opportunities to leverage Dot Hill service and support while offering their own value-add services."