LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), the real-time hybrid storage company, today reports its AssuredSAN ® 3004 and 4004 hybrid storage arrays have been ENERGY STAR certified for proven energy efficiency. By maintaining high performance with reduced energy and cooling requirements, the systems provide cost savings with less environmental impact. Coupled with Dot Hill's RealStor™ next-generation, real-time storage operating system – which uses intelligent autonomic tiering software to configure fast solid state drives (SSDs) and low-cost high-density drives (HDDs) – the AssuredSANs continue to set a price/performance benchmark.

"ENERGY STAR certification is part of our ongoing commitment to environmental protection and delivering greater cost savings to enterprises," said Dot Hill's Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions, Bill Wuertz. "Every watt-hour of energy saved results in almost two saved at the facility level through lower waste and reduced cooling. We estimate that last year alone, the AssuredSANs purchased by customers resulted in more than $2 million in aggregate savings."

"The reliability, performance and pricing of Dot Hill's hybrid storage arrays offer unique value to our OEM customers," said Garrett Wein, Vice President of OEM sales, Dot Hill Systems. "The ENERGY STAR certification is just the latest in a long history of examples of how Dot Hill continues to find ways to deliver additional savings."

According to recent research from industry analyst firm ESG, storage IT decision makers want solutions that allow them to manage storage growth, making high capacity a top consideration. "Enterprises need features that help them reduce total operational costs, including power and cooling requirements, while administrators require storage solutions that optimize application performance for key business processes," stated Mark Peters, Practice Director and Senior Analyst at ESG. "Dot Hill AssuredSAN hybrid solutions with high-capacity HDDs and SSDs can deliver on both fronts, helping organizations to meet the challenges associated with the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and third platform computing applications, yet in a more environmentally responsible way."

Dot Hill's AssuredSAN product line offers value, capacity and scalability. With a simple user interface, real-time tiering and virtual snapshots, the easy-to-manage arrays are particularly suited for small-to-mid sized businesses' data storage and virtualization needs. The AssuredSAN family maximizes capacity and performance while keeping costs at a minimum. Built on Dot Hill's proven RAID technology, it delivers exceptional performance tuned for sequential workloads, ideal for high-performance computing, telecommunications data capture, oil and gas seismic data analysis, media streaming, video post-production and broadcasting. All AssuredSANs feature RealStor™, Dot Hill's autonomic real-time storage operating system, and deliver proven 99.999 percent availability.

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.
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