Dot Hill Announces Quantum Will OEM Midrange Storage Systems

LONGMONT, Colo., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, has entered into an OEM agreement with Quantum Corp., a proven global expert in Big Data management and data protection. Under the terms of the agreement, Quantum will incorporate Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 4000 series storage systems into its Big Data product line.

Quantum senior vice president, file system and archive product group, Janae Stow Lee, stated, "As we further expand our solutions offerings for helping customers meet their Big Data challenges, we continue to combine the power of our own technologies with those from partners, which already include a number of major industry players. Dot Hill's solid, high-performance architecture provides high bandwidth and high transaction input/output for Big Data, and we're pleased to add them to our list of key suppliers."

"To drive revenue growth, Dot Hill launched a midrange line and actively pursues partners in select Vertical Markets, such as Quantum, a leader in our targeted Big Data and Media and Entertainment markets," said Dot Hill Systems president and chief executive officer Dana Kammersgard. "We believe being chosen to be part of Quantum's storage solutions validates our product performance and illustrates our strategy implementation."

"The AssuredSAN 4000 series is one of two new midrange storage offerings," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "As a highly scalable, highly available SAN solution optimized for post-production workflow performance, it is the high performance choice for organizations running data-intensive applications."

Providing a solid, high-performance storage architecture, Dot Hill AssuredSAN Fibre Channel arrays provide up to 384TB of high speed 8Gb Fibre Channel storage that can be shared by multiple users for maximum efficiency and increased workflow productivity. Designed with a powerful processor, Dot Hill AssuredSAN systems provide high performance for sequential workloads.

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.

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