September 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
NEC HPC Group Selects SAN Storage From Dot Hill for LXFS Parallel File System
Focus on Reliability and Performance Makes Dot Hill Perfect Fit for LXFS Solutions

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, announced that it has been selected by NEC High Performance Computing Europe (NEC HPCE) to supplement NEC's parallel file system LXFS, based on "Lustre" technology. The joint solution, which integrates Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 and 3003 storage arrays with NEC's file system products, has already been deployed at several university research data centres as well as at development centres in the automotive industry.

NEC HPC Europe, which is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, tested the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 and AssuredSAN 3003 storage arrays extensively before selecting them for deployment with LXFS. The R&D and Storage team was satisfied that the systems met NEC's strict requirements in terms of performance and reliability.

"Technical and scientific computing creates huge amounts of data at a high rate, therefore scalable file systems became critical components for building HPC systems. Dot Hill storage complements our LXFS parallel file system by exceeding our customers' expectations in terms of scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness," said Dr. Erich Focht, Senior Manager R&D and Storage Products for NEC High Performance Computing Europe. "We take advantage of the 6GB SAS host interface option offered by the AssuredSAN platform connected in a DAS configuration which provides a robust and scalable infrastructure for our performance-intensive applications."

NEC LXFS is a scalable parallel file system product designed to offer huge storage capacities with balanced performance especially for mid- and large-scale HPC systems. LXFS consists of server hardware, storage hardware, file system software, a deployment concept, a management and monitoring concept paired with an emphasis on reliability and redundancy and bundled with support services. It is built out of basic building blocks allowing for easy scaling and configuration in terms of capacity and performance.

"Dot Hill is proud to be a partner of choice for NEC, a recognized leader in the HPC space. We are delighted that our AssuredSAN storage systems can contribute to the success of NEC's LXFS solution. Both companies are committed to providing customers with the maximum performance and reliability in their data centres, making the partnership a win-win situation for all parties," said Joerg Vogel, Channel Sales Manager Continental Europe, Dot Hill.

The Dot Hill storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability. Dot Hill systems feature the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS. Dot Hill's SimulCache™ technology leverages redundant RAID controllers, thus eliminating the performance degradation associated with conventional cache mirroring. The implementation of a high-speed dedicated PCI-Express bus streamlines write-performance resulting in superior overall system responsiveness, driving faster application throughput. Dual redundant RAID controllers, dual power supplies and dual fans ensure customers don't experience downtime or data loss.

NEC has been the leader of providing high performance computing (HPC) solutions for decades. Their HPC hardware platforms range from server clusters to the most powerful vector systems, providing a fully integrated HPC solution that takes the complexity out of planning and deployment.

About NEC

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross-utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ©2012 NEC Corporation.

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 software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.

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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. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ from those expressed or implied by the statements. Such statements include those regarding: improvement in Dot Hill's financial results due to its relationship with NEC and the performance of Dot Hill products in any particular environment. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances.

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