LONDON, April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software, today announced that its storage products have been selected by Acer Europe SA, a manufacturer and vendor of servers and storage, notebook and desktop PCs, LCD monitors, projectors, and smart phones and tablets. Storage solutions based on Dot Hill's entire AssuredSAN series will complement Acer's Altos range of enterprise server solutions for corporate and SMB customers.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN series arrays in EMEA will be marketed by Acer as part of its solution offerings to HPC customers, SMB and corporate enterprises, government organizations and educational institutions.

"Acer is devoted to delivering IT products that improve usability and add value to customers needs. Acer's selection of the Dot Hill AssuredSAN series is further validation of the platform's ability to meet a wide range of customer requirements via support for all popular server interfaces, and efficient use of mixed SSD and HDD drives enabled through our automated real-time tiering technology," said Jim Jonez, senior director marketing at Dot Hill Systems.

"Business customers need dependable storage solutions that complement our Altos Server line and deliver an exceptional price performance value proposition," said Jakob Olsen, vice president, commercial products, Acer Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Series enables us to meet this need with a broad range of powerful storage solutions offering cost effective entry level arrays right through to enterprise class real-time automated-tiering. By delivering highly modular storage solutions with a variety of integrated features, Dot Hill makes it easy for us to provide our diverse customer base with complete, turnkey solutions that fit their unique requirements."

Dot Hill has a storage heritage spanning over 28 years providing a deep and clear understanding of the needs of both OEM and channel customers.

"Dot Hill has been extremely easy to work with, presenting an open and responsive business relationship committed to success. I am confident that the AssuredSAN platform will align seamlessly with the Acer brand values of quality, usability and performance, providing our customers with best-in-class storage technology," added Olsen.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN series storage arrays are easily customized by partners and customers to meet varying performance, capacity, and other specific business requirements. Dot Hill storage arrays are equipped with a number of energy-saving features including Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, drive spin-down and DC power options. Dot Hill storage solutions scale to support up to 192 SAS, near-line SAS and SSD disk drives, totalling up to 384 terabytes of capacity based on today's 4 TB disk drive capacities, and feature a compact 12 or 24-drive rack-mount footprint.

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.

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