Dot Hill and Choice Solutions to Address Growing Desktop Virtualization Market

Choice Solutions Delivers Diverse Range of IT Solutions Including Security, Network Infrastructure, VoIP & Telephony

Sep 22, 2011, 08:00 ET from Dot Hill

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with Choice Solutions, a systems integrator offering a broad range of IT solutions, including virtualization, storage, application and desktop delivery, network infrastructure and security.

Continuing on the success of building a worldwide channel, Dot Hill signs with Choice Solutions to sell and support Dot Hill's storage solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Choice Solutions will offer Dot Hill's high performance, reliable storage products with five 9's of availability as part of its portfolio of solutions for business, education and government customers. A key focus for both companies will be the rapidly growing demand for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions as well as continued growth of server virtualization .

"With an impressive patent portfolio, Dot Hill delivers enterprise-quality storage with flexible and affordable options that actually increases the customer ROI on VDI applications," said Jim Steinlage, president and CEO, Choice Solutions. "That's why it's an ideal partnership because we are focused on delivering solutions that align with an organizations' vision and long-term goals, tackling and solving the most complex IT challenges to maximize their productivity and profitability, and providing customers, who are always our first priority, with Dot Hill's best-in-breed solutions."

"Dot Hill is seeing a great deal of synergy between our AssuredSAN™ and AssuredUVS™ storage lines and the growing VDI market," said Brad Painter, vice president of sales, Dot Hill. "As a Citrix Platinum Solution Partner and a Microsoft Gold Virtualization Partner,  Choice Solutions has a great deal of expertise working directly with organizations to provide complete IT solutions that meet the unique requirements of VDI applications. With a vast number of certifications, a strong practice in server and desktop virtualization and recognition from leading industry publications, Choice Solutions is a key partner that fits with our collaborative, multi-faceted approach to serving customers and will help us to maintain our strong momentum in the distribution channel."

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 virtualization software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and acutomated management to deliver best-in-class unified virtual storage and SAN solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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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 Choice Solutions; any improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to its relationship with Choice Solutions and; the benefits and performance Dot Hill's products 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 Choice Solutions may terminate at any time and does not require minimum purchases; changing customer preferences in the open systems data storage 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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