Dot Hill Invests Further in EMEA With First Channel Agreement in France

Jun 23, 2010, 08:55 ET from Dot Hill Systems Corp.

PARIS, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software, today announced that as part of its European growth strategy it has signed a channel partnership in France with PACT Informatique, one of the leading storage distributors in the country. According to the agreement, this partner will take the entire Dot Hill line of RAID solutions to its network of 1,500 resellers.

With its AssuredSAN 3000 and 2002 families, both certified with Windows, Linux, VMWare and Solaris, Dot Hill offers 2.5'' and 3.5'' SAS, SATA and solid state storage media, scaling up to 144 disks and featuring software options including snapshots, volume copy and a very simple to deploy remote offsite replication solution. PACT Informatique will provide its resellers with a complete service from product testing, to installation, training and after sales support.

"With more than 350,000 systems installed worldwide, a seventh generation RAID product line and broad interface coverage, Dot Hill is going to be a great fit for many organisations looking for a user-friendly and cost-effective SAN solution," said Regis Bonneterre, sales director at PACT Informatique. "We are excited to have added Dot Hill to our portfolio and our resellers have already identified a number of interesting opportunities."

Dot Hill's award-winning Partner Program offers distributors and resellers extensive resources and tools including lead generation support, marketing assistance and opportunity registration discounts.  

"France is one of the largest markets in Europe so this is a very exciting move for Dot Hill," said David Zimmer, vice president of worldwide channel sales and marketing, Dot Hill. "Our solutions are already available in Germany, Italy, Russia and the UK so our partnership with PACT Informatique means that we are now present in most of the largest European markets. We have ambitious plans for this region and are looking forward to working with PACT to realise them."

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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.

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