Dot Hill Announces Storage Channel Partner Relationship With Cisco Systems

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dot Hill Systems Corp.

    PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
 (NYSE:   HIL), a leading supplier of data storage and storage area network (SAN)
 solutions today announced that Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader of
 networking for the Internet, has chosen Dot Hill to serve as a storage channel
 partner.  Dot Hill has passed Cisco's verification testing and has been
 qualified to resell Cisco's SN 5420 Storage Router, the first networking
 platform based on the emerging iSCSI standard.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010227/HILLOGO )
 "Dot Hill has successfully demonstrated to Cisco its ability to deliver
 integrated SAN storage solutions," said Mark Cree, general manager of Cisco
 Storage Networking.  "Dot Hill's SANnetTM storage products, powered by the
 Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router, allow customers universal access to data and
 storage, a reduced cost of ownership, and direct access to information storage
 anywhere on an IP network."
     James Lambert, chief executive officer and president of Dot Hill, said,
 "Dot Hill is excited to serve as a storage channel partner for Cisco and to
 offer our customers the Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router.  This relationship
 enables us to provide a superior level of SAN centralization and management by
 using the widely supported iSCSI open standard for interoperability.  Our
 reliable, scalable, SANnet(TM) product offerings are enhanced with the
 addition of the iSCSI standard as we continue to provide our customers with a
 variety of storage solutions including Fibre Channel and SCSI options."
 
     About Dot Hill
     Dot Hill is the leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage
 solutions and services for Internet-generation applications.  With SANnet
 solutions that include storage area networks, NEBS-certified systems for Telco
 and Internet operations, and world-class service capabilities, Dot Hill is
 uniquely positioned to address the storage requirements of mission-critical
 continuous computing environments.  Dot Hill's customers include many of the
 world's leading Internet service providers, financial institutions, advanced
 technology and telecommunications companies, and government agencies.  Dot
 Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its web site is www.dothill.com.
     Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, and SANnet are all trademarks of Dot Hill
 Systems Corp.  All other products and names mentioned herein are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     Certain 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.  Such statements are subject
 to risks and uncertainties, and therefore actual results may differ materially
 from those expressed or implied by the statements.  "Forward-looking
 statements" include statements or implications regarding Dot Hill's future
 ability to offer Cisco products and its own SANnet systems, as well as Dot
 Hill's ability to integrate its systems with the SN5420 Storage Router in yet
 untested environments.  The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of
 the forward-looking statements include unforeseen supply, technological,
 intellectual property or engineering issues.  However, there are many other
 risks not listed here that may affect the future business of Dot Hill, as well
 as the forward-looking statements contained herein.  To learn more about them,
 you should read the risk factors set forth in the forms 10K and 10Q 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.  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.
 
 

SOURCE Dot Hill Systems Corp.
    PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
 (NYSE:   HIL), a leading supplier of data storage and storage area network (SAN)
 solutions today announced that Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader of
 networking for the Internet, has chosen Dot Hill to serve as a storage channel
 partner.  Dot Hill has passed Cisco's verification testing and has been
 qualified to resell Cisco's SN 5420 Storage Router, the first networking
 platform based on the emerging iSCSI standard.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010227/HILLOGO )
 "Dot Hill has successfully demonstrated to Cisco its ability to deliver
 integrated SAN storage solutions," said Mark Cree, general manager of Cisco
 Storage Networking.  "Dot Hill's SANnetTM storage products, powered by the
 Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router, allow customers universal access to data and
 storage, a reduced cost of ownership, and direct access to information storage
 anywhere on an IP network."
     James Lambert, chief executive officer and president of Dot Hill, said,
 "Dot Hill is excited to serve as a storage channel partner for Cisco and to
 offer our customers the Cisco SN 5420 Storage Router.  This relationship
 enables us to provide a superior level of SAN centralization and management by
 using the widely supported iSCSI open standard for interoperability.  Our
 reliable, scalable, SANnet(TM) product offerings are enhanced with the
 addition of the iSCSI standard as we continue to provide our customers with a
 variety of storage solutions including Fibre Channel and SCSI options."
 
     About Dot Hill
     Dot Hill is the leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage
 solutions and services for Internet-generation applications.  With SANnet
 solutions that include storage area networks, NEBS-certified systems for Telco
 and Internet operations, and world-class service capabilities, Dot Hill is
 uniquely positioned to address the storage requirements of mission-critical
 continuous computing environments.  Dot Hill's customers include many of the
 world's leading Internet service providers, financial institutions, advanced
 technology and telecommunications companies, and government agencies.  Dot
 Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its web site is www.dothill.com.
     Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, and SANnet are all trademarks of Dot Hill
 Systems Corp.  All other products and names mentioned herein are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     Certain 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.  Such statements are subject
 to risks and uncertainties, and therefore actual results may differ materially
 from those expressed or implied by the statements.  "Forward-looking
 statements" include statements or implications regarding Dot Hill's future
 ability to offer Cisco products and its own SANnet systems, as well as Dot
 Hill's ability to integrate its systems with the SN5420 Storage Router in yet
 untested environments.  The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of
 the forward-looking statements include unforeseen supply, technological,
 intellectual property or engineering issues.  However, there are many other
 risks not listed here that may affect the future business of Dot Hill, as well
 as the forward-looking statements contained herein.  To learn more about them,
 you should read the risk factors set forth in the forms 10K and 10Q 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.  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.
 
 SOURCE  Dot Hill Systems Corp.