LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage products, today announced that C7 Data Centers, a leader in outsourced IT solutions, has selected Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series 100 terabyte offering, with real-time automated tiering for single tenant private cloud solutions. C7 Data Centers is incorporating the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series into its recently introduced private cloud configuration which provides affordable cloud-based redundancy for physical and virtual production environments. "Many companies are looking at cloud implementations to grow IT resources without increasing support and hardware costs," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "C7 Data Centers and Dot Hill are working together to provide a responsive, reliable, and cost-effective infrastructure. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series allows cloud customers to increase capacity without having to purchase additional licenses, providing savings to their bottom line." "We're confident that in our FuseApp Private Cloud and Private Cloud Suite solutions we've found the right mix of technologies to provide a robust, affordable failover solution for physical and virtual production environments that is easy to scale," said Wes Swenson, CEO, C7 Data Centers. "The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series provides 99.999 percent availability and real-time tiering – features that meet the performance requirements of a production site." The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series features built-in intelligence that responds to data access needs autonomically, or without human intervention or policy setting. The AssuredSAN Pro Series, with RealStor™ software takes tiered storage to a new level – beyond other automated tiered storage systems using off-hours batch migration, and into a new era of autonomic, real-time data tiering. The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series is a high-performance, highly available and reliable integrated storage array that delivers consistently faster access to current data with built-in, real-time autonomic tiered storage and virtualization. The AssuredSAN Pro Series detects priorities for data access immediately to optimize the delivery of priority/high demand data in real time. Faster I/O is achieved in part through real-time, automated data tiering, which prioritizes data files, volumes or blocks between tiered storage using built-in analysis and data scoring.