Osiris Trading Selects Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 for Managed Services and e-Commerce Infrastructure

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LONDON, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage products, today announced that Osiris Trading, a leading e–Commerce and online marketing solutions provider, has selected Dot Hill's AssuredSANTM Pro 5000 Series hybrid array with RealStorTM real-time autonomic tiering to support their managed services and hosting infrastructure. The RealStor software seamlessly enables application demands for high throughput spikes while promising future capacity expansion without additional costly license fees. Osiris Trading is incorporating the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series into its clustered Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 based infrastructure supporting over 40TB of SQL database and web services applications.

Founded in 1999, Osiris Trading is an e-commerce digital marketing provider that offers a variety of digital oriented services. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Osiris Trading has successfully managed to expand its operations growing to over 250 multi-national and multi-cultural staff members with representative offices across the globe.

"We took advantage of Dot Hill's Try-and-Buy program which allowed us to evaluate the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 ahead of deployment into a production environment; no other tiered storage vendor offered this facility," said Ryan Schreiber, head of digital services & technology, Osiris Trading. "We have a wide range of data throughput demands over a 24 hour period and the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 has doubled our storage performance using half of the number of drives compared to our previous storage infrastructure. The fact that we can grow the Dot Hill platform without any capacity based licence fees is an additional bonus as we are currently experiencing an annual data growth rate of approximately 25%."

The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series features seriously smart RealStor software that responds to dynamically changing data autonomically without human intervention or policy settings. RealStor software takes tiered storage in a hybrid array to a new level — beyond other tiered storage systems that rely on off-hours batch migration, and into a new era of autonomic, real-time tiering.

The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series offers distinct advantages over SSDs used in a read cache configuration. With RealStor autonomic tiering, "hot" data is moved into the SSD tier to enable consistently fast access. This contrasts with most read cache implementations that rely on a simplistic algorithm to optimize read performance and lack intelligence to migrate cold data to more cost effective storage tiers. Dot Hill's RealStor software detects priorities within the data set and delivers faster I/O immediately.

"Many e-Commerce and managed services providers are looking at real-time tiering within a hybrid array to gain the most cost effective and efficient use of flash and SSD technology," said Warren Reid, director of marketing EMEA, Dot Hill. "The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 with RealStor operates in response to the dynamic nature of e-Commerce workloads by moving 'hot' data into high-performance flash storage in real-time while moving less active data onto more cost effective HDDs, helping to ensure that service providers can more easily meet demanding service level agreements."

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 simple 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 Osiris Trading

For more than a decade Osiris Trading has been and continues to provide an exceptionally high standard of e-commerce and online marketing services. A privately held company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, in addition to providing superior and top-of-the-line services, Osiris Trading also provides the facilities to support and supplement its cutting-edge e-commerce operations. This includes IT infrastructure and development, fraud and finance management, multi-language services and a global 24/7 support centre. For more information on Osiris Trading visit www.osiristrading.com.

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 takes no responsibility for statements made by third parties, such as those made by representatives of Osiris Trading.

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CONTACT: EMEA press contact: Fred Monsone A3 Communications +44 (0) 1252 875 203 Federica Monsone fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk Fiona Hatton fiona.hatton@a3communications.co.uk

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