Autodesk Adopts New Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Models for High End Finishing Solutions

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LONGMONT, Colo., April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative storage systems, today announced that Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, will deploy Dot Hill's latest AssuredSAN™ platform.

Autodesk will integrate Dot Hill's recently announced AssuredSAN 4004 storage systems featuring 16Gb Fibre Channel connections as part of Autodesk's turnkey solution for 3D visual effects and finishing. Dot Hill's systems can be configured as either Direct Attach Storage (DAS) or as a Storage Area Network (SAN) as needed.

Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop a broad portfolio of software for global markets. The company's customers in the media and entertainment industries – including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Solutions include Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flame Premium software for 3D visual effects, relighting, grading and finishing for film and television.

Flame Premium 3D visual effects software is a comprehensive VFX, real-time color grading, and editorial finishing post-production solution. With Flame Premium, visual effects artists can supervise projects and perform creative tasks in an artist-driven visual environment to meet today's toughest creative challenges.

"High-end finishing on multiple award-winning commercials, episodic television productions and films around the world is performed using Autodesk solutions," said Autodesk's Steve McNeill, director of product management and development, M&E Film and TV Solutions. "Autodesk integrates AssuredSAN storage offerings as part of our turnkey solutions; Dot Hill's versatile storage architecture delivers outstanding reliability and power."

"Autodesk's adoption of Dot Hill's latest AssuredSAN platform demonstrates Dot Hill's leadership in delivering storage that meets the needs of this important vertical market. The adoption of HD, 4K, and 3D technologies continues to drive the need for high-capacity and high-performance storage," said Garrett Wein, vice president, World-Wide OEM Sales, Dot Hill Systems Corp. "Dot Hill's AssuredSAN storage continues to be the first choice of clients in search of a superior solution for visual effects, grading and finishing."

Storage Solutions Designed for Advanced Workflows

Featuring a compact 2U24 footprint, 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity and "five nines" (99.999 percent) of availability, Dot Hill 4004 storage systems deliver high performance for sequential workloads required in deadline-driven, mission critical effects and finishing work. AssuredSAN 4004 models can sustain multiple simultaneous streams of HD, UHDTV and even 4K compressed and uncompressed media enabling management of large media sets and complex workflows from acquisition to distribution.

Providing a solid, high-performance storage architecture, Dot Hill AssuredSAN Fibre Channel arrays provide up to 384TB of high speed 16Gb Fibre Channel storage that can be shared by multiple users for maximum efficiency and increased workflow productivity. Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 solutions are built on the company's ninth-generation RAID stack, which integrates performance tuning and optimizations for media and entertainment workloads.

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.

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