Dot Hill Connections channel partners are required to complete Dot Hill sales and technical training on the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series. Reseller training is available through a number of convenient formats including onsite, online, and hands-on technical training bootcamps. Dot Hill has developed a number of sales tools for the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series including: quick selling guides, various presentations, datasheets, flyers and marketing toolkits. The Dot Hill Deal Registration program enables resellers to offer a competitive price, improve their margins and close more business. The company is also providing resellers with the opportunity to co-sponsor Dot Hill end-user seminars in eight cities throughout the US."Dot Hill is changing the way companies manage storage, by providing not just automated, but autonomic, tiered storage solutions that move data in real time," said Charles Bass, vice president of Alliances at Promark Technology. "Today's automated tiered storage products are really batch migration tools, optimized through manual settings based on what data was 'hot' the day before. They are not able to quickly adapt to data access spikes in real time. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series, however, is optimized for what is happening right now, making it suitable for many applications such as ticket sales, news sites, video hosting sites, Twitter feeds and others that can experience huge volumes of spur-of-the-moment activity." "Traditionally, storage companies have designed their products to address two types of primary performance demands – high bandwidth/throughput to move large files effectively, or high IOPs to manage high volume transactions," said Rick Crane, CEO and president at Pac Data. "The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series and the AssuredSAN 4000 Series address both of these requirements concurrently." "We have had the opportunity to evaluate the Pro 5000 Series in our own labs and have been very impressed with how Dot Hill really designed for simplicity. By automating many lower level storage administration tasks, they've really lightened the load of an IT manager," stated Jim Steinlage, president, Choice Solutions.