LONGMONT, Colo., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to invest in its channel partner network, Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced a new distribution agreement with Condre Storage, Inc., a leading IT solutions distributor with a strong focus on enterprise data storage.
Under the terms of the agreement, Condre Storage will market Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ and AssuredUVS™ solutions to its network of resellers throughout North America. Condre Storage offers a select combination of product lines in hard drives, tape backup, RAID systems, storage area networking (SAN), and software to provide value added resellers with a wide variety of high-quality and cost-effective storage solutions.
"Condre is a storage-focused, technically savvy distributor that provides resellers with healthy margins and competitively priced RAID, NAS, DAS and SAN solutions that are backed by best-in-class support," said David Zimmer, vice president of worldwide channel sales and marketing, Dot Hill. "This agreement fortifies our efforts to become a premier, independent storage provider and strengthens Dot Hill's AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS brands in key North American vertical markets such as the media and entertainment industry, where Condre Storage is widely recognized."
"With a field-proven, seventh-generation RAID stack and 76 patents, Dot Hill has a rich history as a trusted provider of storage technology to tier-one OEMs and a growing ecosystem of channel partners," said Dennis Maetzold, president, Condre Storage. "Dot Hill has leveraged its technology legacy to establish its own successful AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS brands, backed by award-winning channel support. As 8Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb iSCSI storage networks continue to grow, Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 3000 Series provides a number of highly compelling solutions for Condre Storage customers."
Through its award-winning Connections Partner Program, Dot Hill enables its growing base of resellers to solve many critical business problems – managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications with its AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS lines. The Dot Hill partner program has been selected by Everything Channel as a 5-Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide for the past two consecutive years.
Dot Hill AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS – Smart, Simple Storage
Dedicated to bringing smart, simple solutions to market, Dot Hill leverages nearly three decades of storage industry expertise to provide Dot Hill AssuredSAN and AssuredUVS branded products aimed at entry- to mid-level markets — working through the channel's strongest partners to reach end customers.
The Dot Hill AssuredSAN family of disk-to-disk data protection products, designed specifically for channel partners, combines the company's robust storage capability with enhanced data protection software features to address many of today's disaster recovery, business continuity and regulatory compliance requirements. Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series arrays offer support for 8Gb Fibre Channel SANs, dual interface 8Gb Fibre Channel/1Gb iSCSI and 6Gb JBODs, and are available with Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill's volume copy technology, and AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity.
Dot Hill's AssuredUVS line of Unified Virtual Storage Appliances brings the benefits of storage virtualization to the SMB and SME markets, by combining the requisite software, servers and storage into a versatile appliance that can consolidate organizations' multi-vendor storage assets, improve storage efficiencies, simplify management and create more IT and business flexibility. Dot Hill's entry into the Unified Virtual Storage market positions Dot Hill as a full storage provider and provides channel partners with new professional services revenue and more attractive margins.
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 automated 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 Condre Storage; any improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to its relationship with Condre Storage and; the benefits and performance of any particular Dot Hill product 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 Condre Storage 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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