LONGMONT, Colo., Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that the company's Ultra48™ AssuredSAN® high density storage system has been deployed by JBKnowledge, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for construction, risk management and insurance enterprises in North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Built on the industry's first ultra-density chassis, the Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN houses nearly 58 terabytes of data on small form factor 2.5-inch devices, while utilizing 23% less power while using significantly less rack and data center space. Uniquely designed to deliver high-performance, randomized sequential I/O optimization for demanding, multiple-stream workflows, the array enclosure can support any combination of solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives, making it an ideal solution for JBKnowledge and its customers.

"Dot Hill's Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage array provides the density, performance and reliability we need to mirror our storage area network, so that our customers can always access their data," said Mike Bentley, network services director at JBKnowledge. "Using half the space compared to typical alternatives, the Ultra48 is unmatched in cost-effectiveness."

JBKnowledge's web-based solutions include SmartBidNet software for commercial general contractors; SmartCompliance management software for risk managers; SmartInsight construction qualification dashboard; and the SmartReality mobile app for project visualization. Thousands of commercial builders rely on SmartBidNet, which streamlines subcontractor prequalification, bid invitations, and project collaborations. SmartCompliance uses OCR technology to scan, analyze, store, and search insurance certificates allowing users to manage vendor compliance in a centralized, secure online platform.

PAC Data, Dot Hill's distributor located on the west coast, first introduced the Dot Hill product line to JBKnowledge. Based on the solution that PAC Data recommended, JBKnowledge now relies on their Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage array to mirror and protect all customer data created through its solutions. Ultra48 models combine high performance and high capacity storage hardware with the next generation RealStor™ software to create the optimum balance of affordability, capacity, and performance.

"This collaboration with JBKnowledge showcases the superior benefits of the Ultra48 and Dot Hill's ability to provide solutions to power high-volume, transaction-intensive commercial software applications," said Jim Jonez, vice president of marketing, Dot Hill. "Dot Hill created an entirely new product category of ultra density storage products when we launched the Ultra48. Nothing compares to the Ultra48, which delivers twice the performance and capacity per rack unit versus competitive solutions."

With fully redundant and hot swappable components, the Ultra48 provides easy serviceability resulting in lower support costs through the life of the product. Also, as with all highly reliable AssuredSAN solutions, the Ultra48 delivers proven 99.999 percent availability. Backed by an industry-best 37-month "bumper-to-bumper" warranty, Ultra48 storage solutions are available with the latest, high-bandwidth interfaces including 12Gb SAS or dual personality 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI with throughput performance of 6400 MB/s and 100,000 IOPS from disk. The Ultra48 supports RealStor™ 2.0 software which delivers real-time autonomic tiering and a host of other management features.

About JBKnowledge, Inc.

An information technology services and products provider, JBKnowledge, specializes in enterprise applications and databases, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web development for the construction, risk management and insurance industries. Makers of SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance, SmartInsight and SmartReality, JBKnowledge is based in Bryan/College Station, TX, and serves clients across North America, the Caribbean and Middle East.

For more information, visit www.jbknowledge.com

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.  Dot Hill is not responsible for statements made by third parties, such as those of JBKnowledge.
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