Dot Hill and VMsources Address Storage Demands of VMware Environments With Real-Time Tiering Solutions

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LONGMONT, Colo., June 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise class storage systems, today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with VMsources Group, Inc., a solution provider specializing in infrastructure virtualization services. VMsources is currently deploying multiple Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ Pro 5000 real-time tiering solutions to address the demanding, dynamic storage requirements of VMware environments.

VMsources specializes in designing custom VMware vSphere environments to suit clients' specific needs. VMsources addresses these environments by delivering tiered storage area network solutions that perform better, cost less and provide plenty of capacity. The company uses VMware Certified Professional (VCP) consultants to provide fresh and unbiased insights into storage and network solutions for clients throughout the United States.

"We have been implementing Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series solutions with great success at a number of local school districts, universities and financial services companies, as well as in our own data center," said Andrew Schaeffer, president of VMsources. "With real-time, autonomic tiering for dynamic workloads, such as those found in VMware environments, an easy-to-use interface and the ability to mix different drive types, the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 allows us to provide superior solutions and service for our customers."

"With a heavy focus on consulting and training, we expect VMsources will help us keep momentum going for our AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series, and broaden our customer base in VMware environments," said Brad Painter, vice president of channel sales, Dot Hill. "Given VMsources has AssuredSAN Pro 5000 units installed onsite at their data center, the company is well equipped to provide remote replication services for its customer base, ensuring enhanced data protection and disaster recovery."

Smith Affiliated Capital, an investment advisory firm and VMsources customer, has implemented the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro. "Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Pro 5000's RealStor software manages our data in real time, and has significantly improved storage performance and network responsiveness," said John K. Smith, chief operating officer, Smith Affiliated Capital. "We can't afford any down time in our business, and thanks to the remote replication capabilities supported by Dot Hill and VMsources, our data is secure and available 24-7."

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. The Dot Hill partner program has been selected as a 5-Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide for five consecutive years.

AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series Provides Seriously Smart Storage for VMware Environments

The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series features seriously smart RealStor™ software that responds to dynamically changing data 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 solid-state disks (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.

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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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 statements made by independent entities such as Smith Affiliated Capital and VMsources.

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