LONGMONT, Colo., July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced immediate availability of three higher capacity hard disk devices, including 8 terabyte (8TB) drives, that allow customers to gain greater storage density in all Dot Hill AssuredSAN® hybrid arrays.

With 33 percent more capacity than 6TB drives, new 8TB 7,200 RPM large form factor devices allow Dot Hill Ultra56™ AssuredSAN ultra-density RAID arrays to store up to 448TB of data in a single 4U chassis. Dot Hill also now offers two high-capacity small form factor drives, including a 2TB 7,200 RPM drive and a 10,000 RPM high-performance 1.8TB model. These small form factor drives allow Dot Hill's Ultra48 AssuredSAN ultra-density RAID arrays to store up to 96TB of high-performance storage.

According to a recent research report from industry analyst firm ESG, today's storage IT decision makers want solutions that allow them to manage storage growth, making high capacity a top consideration. Organizations want features that reduce operational costs such as staff, power and cooling requirements and administrators require storage solutions that optimize application performance for key business processes. Dot Hill AssuredSAN hybrid solutions with high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) deliver on all these fronts.

"The challenge of managing not only growing volumes of data but also increasingly larger files has made storage capacity and density even more critical in today's demanding workflows," said Rob Clark, senior vice president, product operations, at Quantum. "As a provider of Dot Hill disk systems in our tiered storage solutions offerings, we look forward to delivering additional value to customers with the new higher capacity drives."

In April, Dot Hill and Quantum announced a go-to-market partnership making Dot Hill's full line of disk storage systems available through Quantum and its worldwide network of resellers.

"These latest high-capacity disk drive options enhance our AssuredSAN solutions for data centers and our vertical markets such as big data analytics, media & entertainment, telecom, and oil & gas," said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president, products and solutions, Dot Hill. "Dot Hill's unique RealStor™ storage operating system provides the perfect complement to these high capacity solutions by allowing administrators to manage data storage with enterprise features such as RealThin™ thin provisioning. RealThin optimizes capacity management and offers file-system integrated space reclamation which reduces the cost of capacity investments by up to 50 percent."

About Dot Hill RealStor

RealStor is Dot Hill's next-generation real-time storage operating system that delivers simple, smart, and efficient storage management services. AssuredSAN storage solutions with RealStor utilize flash to achieve up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPs). Included standard with AssuredSAN 3004 and 4004 SAN storage controller models, 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 Arrays

Dot Hill AssuredSAN arrays maximize capacity and performance while keeping costs at a minimum. Dot Hill storage systems deliver exceptional performance for sequential workloads. All highly reliable AssuredSAN systems deliver proven 99.999 percent availability. 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 ESG and Quantum. 

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