- Expands Dot Hill's Geographical Reach - - Provides Mega Networks Customers with Reliable and Seriously Smart Storage Technology for Business Advantage - LONGMONT, Colo., April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Mega Networks Pvt Ltd., one of India's leading specialists in the server, workstation and storage arenas. With a primary focus on marketing Dot Hill's seriously smart AssuredSAN™ Pro 5000 Series real-time tiering solution for midrange environments, Meganet will also offer Dot Hill's portfolio of wicked-fast AssuredSAN solutions for small and medium-sized organizations throughout India. "Our agreement with Meganet illustrates Dot Hill's continued geographical expansion in the Asia Pacific region," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "We expect Meganet's excellent integration and support, combined with the highly compelling attributes of Dot Hill's wicked-fast AssuredSAN storage products, will translate into superior value, greater peace of mind, and lower maintenance costs for IT organizations in India. The AssuredSAN Pro 5000, with Dot Hill's unique real-time storage tiering for midrange environments and virtual data centers, provides Meganet and its customers with distinctive, 'seriously smart' storage for competitive advantage." "The superior performance of the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series real-time storage tiering solution enables Meganet to better serve the needs of virtual data centers and midrange environments and explore new market opportunities throughout India," said Amrish Kumar, CEO, Meganet. "With the ability to achieve 99.999 percent data availability, the Dot Hill AssuredSAN brand is synonymous with quality and reliability, and this line of scalable, high capacity storage systems delivers the level of performance our customers require to run their virtual desktop applications." AssuredSAN 5000 Pro Series: Seriously Smart, Real-Time Tiered Storage for the Midrange The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series with RealStor software takes tiered storage to a new level — beyond competitors' batch migration and into a new era of autonomic, real-time data tiering. With RealStor™, businesses gain the advantage of very high performance SSDs, using them to their maximum benefit, while storing less frequently accessed data on slower, but much less expensive, hard disk drives. Designed for the midrange market, the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series is a high-performance, highly available, fully integrated storage solution that delivers consistently faster access to current data with built-in, real-time, autonomic tiered storage and virtualization. AssuredSAN Storage—Wicked-fast Performance, 99.999 Percent Availability The Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 384 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and up to 99.999 percent availability. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series features the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS.
The newest member of the AssuredSAN family, the 4000 Series sets a new Dot Hill performance standard. Designed with a powerful processor, these systems provide accelerated performance for sequential workloads, making them ideal solutions for high performance computing, telecommunications data capture, media streaming, video post-production, and broadcasting. The 4000 Series supports 5200 MB/s sequential reads, and 3000 MB/s sequential writes, ideal for HD, 2K, 4K, and 3D workflows.AssuredSAN solutions feature a number of eco-friendly enhancements such as drive spin-down capability and 595-watt 80 PLUS-rated (greater than 80 percent energy efficiency) power supplies for reduced operating costs. Additionally, AssuredSAN arrays also features Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold. Business benefits include lower maintenance and disposal costs and reduced server and application down time due to scheduled battery replacement and maintenance. About Mega Networks Pvt Ltd. Meganet Networks Pvt Ltd. provides scalable IT solutions for database and virtual desktop applications to a variety of businesses in the banking, finance and media & entertainment industries. Founded in 1995, Meganet is recognized as a pivotal player within the IT industry in India, leading the way in offering the latest in high performance server, workstation, clustering, high performance computing (HPC) and storage solutions. 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.
For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts 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 from those expressed or implied by the statements. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances. HILL-G
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