October 09, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
Dot Hill AssuredSAN Storage Systems Now Verified on Veeam Backup & Replication
Allows Organizations to Seamlessly Integrate Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series Arrays in VMware Environments

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced that its AssuredSAN™ 3000 Series storage arrays have been verified on Veeam Backup & Replication™ v6.x. By passing Veeam's extensive hardware testing, Dot Hill's reliable and highly available AssuredSAN 3000 Series arrays are now available for dependable deployment with Veeam.

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

"Because Veeam Backup & Replication is one of the most commonly implemented backup and data protection solution for virtual infrastructures, it's an important part of many virtualization installations," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "The verification of Dot Hill technology with Veeam means that virtualization users can count on the scalable AssuredSAN 3000 Series systems with 99.999 percent reliability for storage and backup of their business-critical data."

"We are pleased to have Dot Hill as a new Technology Alliance Partner verified on Veeam Backup & Replication," said Rick Hoffman,Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Veeam. "The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series and Veeam Backup & Replication provide a powerful hardware/software combination that VMware and Microsoft customers can depend on to reliably manage their data."

Designed to assist IT-constrained, midsize organizations facing the demands of data storage and data protection requirements, Dot Hill's AssuredSAN storage solutions support businesses in meeting their IT needs by delivering breakthrough storage performance, efficiency, flexibility and scale.

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series is certified with vSphere, vSphere 5 Site Recovery Manager, and vStorage with full support for VAAI primitives.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series arrays offer support for 8Gb Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), 10Gb iSCSI, as well as other 'state of the art' interface options. In addition, Dot Hill continues to add midrange capability and value to its 3000 Series with options such as AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication. Advanced data management such as AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill's volume copy technology, enabling the creation of independent data volume copies for additional data protection, and Dot Hill's AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity, allow companies to reduce the burden of meeting modern data retention policies. The AssuredSAN 3000 systems can scale to a total of 288 terabytes of storage with inexpensive JBOD expansion units.

The AssuredSAN 3000 Series features a number of eco-friendly enhancements such as drive spin-down capability and 595-watt 80 PLUS-rated (greater than 80 percent energy efficiency) power supplies for reduced operating costs. Additionally, the AssuredSAN 3000 Series also features Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold. Business benefits include lower maintenance and disposal costs and reduced server and application down time due to scheduled battery replacement and maintenance.

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. 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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