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Dot Hill and DataSpan Partner to Address Data Protection Needs of Fortune 1000 Companies

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LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has entered into an authorized reseller agreement with DataSpan, a value added reseller that provides infrastructure, data protection products and services to Fortune 1000, including customers in the Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, and Big Data industries. Under the terms of the agreement, DataSpan will sell and support Dot Hill's entire AssuredSAN™ storage portfolio, allowing both companies to expand their reach nationwide.

"Dot Hill's remarkable patent portfolio allows it to deliver unique, innovative storage hardware and software solutions that will allow us to better address our clients' numerous storage challenges," said Don Wilcox, director of eCommerce, DataSpan. "AssuredSAN arrays are extremely reliable, delivering 99.999 percent data availability and Dot Hill backs its solutions with demo and evaluation equipment, ready-to-use marketing programs, training and support. Combined with DataSpan's exceptional end-user customer service, with representation in all 50 states, the Dot Hill portfolio gives us highly compelling offerings that can help organizations of all sizes to maximize productivity and improve profitability."

Through its award-winning Dot Hill Connections Partner Program and AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill enables its growing base of resellers to build successful storage businesses by solving many critical problems for its customers -- managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications. The Dot Hill partner program has been selected as a 5-Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide for four consecutive years.

"DataSpan has been in the data protection business for more than 40 years, working closely with two-thirds of the Fortune 100 and more than half of the Fortune 1000," said Brad Painter, vice president, global channel sales, Dot Hill. "With a focus on reducing the worry and stress that data center managers face every day, DataSpan will be a key advocate for Dot Hill's AssuredSAN brand in all 50 states. We share the mutual goal of delivering storage solutions that exceed expectations and allow organizations to turn their attention to higher business priorities."

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability. AssuredSAN arrays are available with Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill's volume copy technology, and AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity.

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.

About DataSpan:

DataSpan is a value added reseller that has been providing Infrastructure and Data Protection products and services to Fortune 1000 as well as SMB/SME clients for over 40 years. DataSpan works as a directly with manufacturers to provide leading edge data storage, IT hardware, imaging supplies, and Managed Print Service solutions.

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. Dot Hill is not responsible for the accuracy of statements made by third parties including DataSpan.

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CONTACT: Steve Sturgeon Lutz PR (for Dot Hill Systems) 858-472-5669 steve@lutzpr.com Company Contact: Ruth Macdonald Dot Hill Systems 303-845-3364 ruth.macdonald@dothill.com DataSpan Contact: 800-660-3586 info@dataspan.com

Source:Dot Hill Systems Corporation