LONGMONT, Colo., June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced it has expanded its OEM agreement with Wortmann AG, a German-based IT solutions provider. Wortmann is increasing its market opportunities with TERRA ® SAN hybrid storage systems based on Dot Hill's AssuredSAN ® 4000 Series arrays and RealStor™ next-generation real-time storage operating system.

Wortmann's success is founded on the evaluation, development and integration of cost-effective IT solutions covering mobile, desktop, server, storage and display technologies through the company's long established TERRA brand portfolio. With more than 24 years of experience, Wortmann is one of the leading IT companies in Germany with subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands and Asia.

"Building on our long-standing relationship with Dot Hill and the success of our highly reliable AssuredSAN 3000-based arrays for the small to medium sized datacenter, Wortmann now has the opportunity to reach new customer segments with our latest TERRA SAN hybrid storage solutions," said Thomas Elsing, senior consultant, Wortmann. "Dot Hill's RealStor storage operating system, combined with the innovative architecture of the AssuredSAN 4000 Series, allows us to deliver purpose-built solutions with RealTier™ real-time autonomic SSD tiering. This means organizations can deploy cost-optimized storage that serves up their data when they need it, in real time. All Wortmann TERRA solutions based on Dot Hill technology deliver exceptional price-performance, high reliability and 99.999 percent data availability," continued Elsing.

"The latest TERRA SAN hybrid storage solutions based on Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 4000 Series and the RealStor storage operating system are designed for server virtualization environments and any application where storage workloads change in real time. Through this latest collaboration, both Dot Hill and Wortmann will be able to address a broader range of business-critical applications and service a more diverse base of customers in Germany and around the globe," states Garrett Wein, vice president of OEM sales, Dot Hill Systems.

About Dot Hill RealStor

RealStor is Dot Hill's next-generation storage operating system that delivers simple, smart, and efficient storage management services. The AssuredSAN 4004 with RealStor utilizes flash to achieve up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPs). Included standard with powerful Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series hybrid storage solutions, RealStor fuels a powerful set of autonomic efficiencies including:
  • RealTier™ - SSD and HDD tiering in real-time
  • RealCache™ - SSD caching
  • RealThin™ - thin provisioning
  • RealSnap™ - zero-impact snapshots
  • RealQuick™ - rapid RAID rebuilds
  • RealPool™ - autonomic storage resource pooling

A new and improved management interface streamlines deployment and simplifies routine storage configuration and management tasks.

About Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Hybrid Arrays

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 hybrid arrays maximize capacity and performance while keeping costs at a minimum. AssuredSAN systems deliver proven 99.999 percent availability and feature platinum-rated power supplies. With fully redundant and hot-swappable components, Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage solutions provide easy serviceability, resulting in lower support costs throughout the life of the product. Backed by a 36-month "bumper-to-bumper" warranty, AssuredSAN storage solutions are available with the latest high-bandwidth interfaces, including 12Gb SAS, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI or dual personality 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary AssuredSAN family of hybrid storage solutions with RealStor™, the next generation real-time storage operating system, Dot Hill solves today's storage workload challenges created by the Internet of Things and third platform technologies. In today's interconnected world, Dot Hill storage solutions support people accessing information, and machines collecting sensor data, all in real time. Dot Hill's solutions combine innovative intelligent software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and simplified management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, contact Dot Hill at http://www.dothill.com/ or @Dot_Hill.


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 materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Company's most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Dot Hill is not responsible for statements made by third parties, including Wortmann. 

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