Computer Dynamics of Japan Selects Dot Hill 3000 Series Storage and Virtualization Software Solutions

Company Turns to Dot Hill for Storage Innovation and Price/Performance Leadership to Solve Key Storage Challenges Faced by Japanese Industries

Oct 14, 2010, 08:55 ET from Dot Hill Systems Corp.

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software for OEMs, open storage partners and system integrators, today announced that it has signed an OEM agreement with Computer Dynamics, a leading storage solution provider in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Computer Dynamics will sell solutions based on Dot Hill's iSN® storage virtualization software and the company's full line of 3000 Series storage arrays.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Computer Dynamics delivers innovative and cost-effective storage solutions including RAID arrays, switches and tape libraries. For more than 28 years, Computer Dynamics has been providing cutting-edge storage and storage networking products to many industry sectors in Japan, including education, government, broadcasting, manufacturing, finance, and oil & gas.

"Given the price/performance leadership of the 3000 Series and the company's richly featured storage virtualization software, Dot Hill was the logical storage partner for Computer Dynamics," said Hiro Sakamoto, president, Computer Dynamics. "Dot Hill allows us to deliver highly scalable, high performance SAN storage and a broad range of advanced management and virtualization features to our diverse customer base."

"With more than two decades of storage expertise and an extensive footprint in the Japanese market, Computer Dynamics is well equipped to leverage Dot Hill innovation to address the storage challenges of its IT customers," said Garrett Wein, vice president worldwide OEM sales, Dot Hill Systems. "Dot Hill storage virtualization allows Computer Dynamics to deliver unified storage management and disaster recovery solutions for mixed storage environments and provides cross-platform features regardless of storage vendor platform or vintage. With the ability to manage storage as a single pool through its virtualization and DR capabilities, Dot Hill iSN makes it easier for IT managers to standardize storage management and processes."

Based on a powerful, flexible virtualization engine, Dot Hill iSN solutions offer a rich set of features such as thin provisioning, snapshots, replication, migration and storage tiering. Dot Hill iSN can provision both Fibre Channel, NAS and iSCSI protocols and present file and block services simultaneously while scaling up to 6 petabytes (6PB) of storage capacity. Dot Hill iSN software can be loaded onto standard x86 hardware servers and is readily integrated into existing environments and is highly configurable to meet OEMs' diverse requirements, enabling partners to create and market their own unique branded solutions.

Dot Hill's next-generation 3000 Series of RAID arrays offers support for 8Gb Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), 10Gb iSCSI SANs, and dual interface 8Gb Fibre Channel/1Gb iSCSI SANs, along with optional Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™ volume copy technology which enables the creation of independent data volume copies for additional data protection, and Dot Hill's AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity.

Dot Hill 3000 Series storage arrays are easily customized by partners and customers to meet varying performance, capacity, and other specific business requirements. Dot Hill storage arrays are equipped with a number of energy-saving features including Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, drive spin-down and DC power options. Dot Hill storage solutions scale to support up to 144 SAS, near-line SAS, SSD and SATA disk drives, totaling up to 192 terabytes of capacity based on today's 2 TB disk drive capacities, and feature a 2U 12 or 24-drive rack-mount footprint.

About Dot Hill

Offering enterprise-class security, availability and data protection, Dot Hill provides responsive and adaptive storage solutions to meet 24/7/365 business demands. With Dot Hill, businesses can proactively safeguard and manage business data, and leverage operational efficiencies to save time, effort and expense today, while meeting the evolving business needs of tomorrow strategically and cost effectively. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States.

For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.

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Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical fact 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 the statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding: the size and timing of orders placed by Computer Dynamics; any improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to its relationship with Computer Dynamics; the size of the Japanese data storage market; and the benefits or performance of Dot Hill's products (including iSN solutions and its 3000 series storage arrays) in any particular environment. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: that the relationship between Dot Hill and Computer Dynamics may terminate at any time and does not require minimum purchases; changing customer preferences in the open systems computing market; and unforeseen supply, technological, intellectual property or engineering issues. Plus, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect Dot Hill's business, as well as the forward-looking statements contained herein. To learn about such risks and uncertainties, you should read the risk factors set forth in the company's public filings with the SEC, including the Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made.

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