LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that Brad Painter, vice president of worldwide channel sales for Dot Hill Systems, has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. This is the fourth consecutive year Painter has been named to the list.

The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Under Painter's leadership in 2014, Dot Hill continued to expand its base of general-purpose markets and vertical markets such as Media & Entertainment. Also in 2014, the company rolled out exciting new products to channel partners including:
  • The Ultra48™ AssuredSAN®, the industry's first high-density storage array with 48 drives in a two-rack unit form factor. This unique solution enables channel partners to stand out in the performance-driven HPC, cloud and big data verticals.
  • The Ultra56™ AssuredSAN®, a 56 drive, 4 rack unit hybrid array with 1.3 petabytes of capacity. The Ultra56 is RealStor enabled.
  • RealStor™ 2.0 software, which delivers application workload-aware intelligence for today's next-generation hybrid flash storage arrays. Easy-to-use RealStor 2.0 accelerates storage management operations to deliver data where customers need it, when they need it in real-time.

"Our channel partners have been vital to the success of our vertical market strategy," said Painter. "Through our new formalized sales and technical certification programs as well as increased incentives for our Gold-level partners, we are constantly striving to establish and expand our mutually beneficial business relationships. We combine channel-friendly initiatives with innovative software and next-generation storage arrays to allow our partners to truly stand out in the marketplace."

The Dot Hill product line provides a broad set of solutions for entry-level and midrange storage requirements. Resellers benefit by standardizing on a common product line with demonstrated 99.999 percent availability, common architecture, and price points that range from $10,000 to over $100,000. Through its award-winning Dot Hill Connections Partner Program and AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill enables the company's growing base of resellers to build successful storage businesses by solving many critical problems for their customers—managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications.

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.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.


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