Dot Hill's Brad Painter Named CRN's 2014 'Channel Chiefs' List for Third Consecutive Year

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LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative storage systems, today announced that Brad Painter has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organizations, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

Under Painter's leadership in 2013, the company successfully penetrated the midrange market with the world's first real-time tiering storage array that combines solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives in a seriously smart and disruptively simple hybrid array. Dot Hill also expanded its vertical markets base with channel initiatives targeted at the Oil & Gas, Big Data/High Performance Computing (HPC) and Media & Entertainment sectors.

"Dot Hill sets itself apart from other storage vendors in the channel by taking a unique approach to establishing committed business relationships," said Painter. "For resellers who understand storage and want a trusted partnership with a flexible, responsive vendor, Dot Hill offers a set of purpose-built, highly differentiated products."

The Dot Hill product line provides a broad set of solutions for entry-level and midrange storage requirements. Resellers benefit by standardizing on a common product line with demonstrated 99.999 percent availability, common architecture, and price points that range from $10,000 to over $100,000. Through its award-winning Dot Hill Connections Partner Program and AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill enables the company's growing base of resellers to build successful storage businesses by solving many critical problems for their customers—managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its innovative 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.

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