LONGMONT, Colo., May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has been named to UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Virtualization 50 list for the third year running. The annual listing showcases the companies with the most innovative virtualization solutions on the market today. Selected by CRN editors, the 2013 CRN Virtualization 50 recognizes the vendors that are addressing an emerging market need for the channel and offering the most innovative solutions. The list is designed to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs to help grow their business. Dot Hill's approach to storage virtualization is centered on an open architecture based on standard networking protocols, and key features that create more flexibility and storage performance. Certified for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ solutions are well-suited for virtualized and cloud computing environments. Dot Hill AssuredSAN and AssuredSAN Pro disk-to-disk data protection products offers a number of highly compelling enterprise-level features, including demonstrated 99.999 percent availability and up to 384TB of data capacity in a single array. "Dot Hill continues to make virtualization a key focus in the development of our AssuredSAN storage solutions," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "Our product portfolio with real-time autonomic tiering improves the performance of virtualized server applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), under a variety of hypervisors. Our recent SPC-1 benchmark result submission 1 demonstrates 39,041 measured SPC-1 IOPS on random I/O workloads, outperforming many other technologies. As the storage virtualization market shifts from server-based solutions to embedded storage virtualization architectures, Dot Hill will continue to develop cost-effective virtual storage solutions, equipped with streamlined management features." "Solution providers have plenty of options when it comes to virtualization technology. However, understanding the diversity of vendors and their solution nuances can be incredibly daunting," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. " CRN's annual list aims to cut down the noise and highlight the most innovative technology vendors that are not only delivering powerful virtualization technology, but also helping VARs capitalize on the market opportunity for such solutions." The 2013 Virtualization 50 list is featured in the May issue of CRN magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com .  The Executive Summary and Full Disclosure Report for the AssuredSAN 5000 Pro Series is available at the Storage Performance Council web site at http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00127 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.