Japan Computing Systems to Market Dot Hill Storage Solutions

Agreement Extends RAID Storage Provider's Reach in the Asia Pacific Market

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

LONGMONT, Colo., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software for OEMs, open storage partners and system integrators, announced today an OEM relationship with Japan Computing Systems to deliver high-performance storage solutions to the Japanese market.

Under the terms of the agreement, Japan Computing Systems will market Dot Hill's 2722 and 2732 Fibre Channel storage arrays, based on its R/Evolution™ (Rapid Evolution) architecture, to resellers and end-users throughout Japan.

Japan Computing System (JCS) has been leading the market with its high performance and stable infrastructure systems such as rack mountable servers and disk arrays. JCS' quality support and high reliability has led to acceptance of its Vintage series of products, which enjoys a broad installed base at major enterprises within IT industries, government agencies and universities, owing to its high reliability and quality of support.

Dot Hill's R/Evolution architecture enables Dot Hill OEM and channel partners to rapidly customize storage solutions to meet varying performance, capacity, and other specific business requirements. The R/Evolution architecture-based family of Dot Hill storage solutions redefines entry-level storage with breakout data management and performance metrics, as well as capabilities such as mixed-drive type support and dual protocol interfaces. Energy-saving features include the company's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, drive spin-down and DC power options.

"We're proud to offer Dot Hill's innovative R/Evolution storage line," said Goro Ohnishi, executive director, Japan Computing Systems. "Dot Hill storage solutions offer compelling price/performance as well as high reliability plus redundancy via dual controllers, hot swappable drives, fans, power supplies."

"Dot Hill is pleased to partner with Japan Computing Systems to provide the Japanese market with entry-level RAID offerings that deliver enterprise-class functionality combined with ease of management," said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill's president and chief executive officer.

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 Japan Computing Systems; the size of the Japanese market for storage solutions; any improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to its relationship with Japan Computing; Dot Hill's ability to compete in the market; and the ruggedness, benefits or performance of 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 Japan Computing Systems may be terminated 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. However, 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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