Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Ultra48 Singled Out for Two Prominent Industry Awards for Excellence and Innovation

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LONDON, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise class storage systems, today announced its industry first 2U 48 device, the AssuredSAN® Ultra48™ array, has won two awards of excellence and innovation: scooping the Disk-Based Product of the Year: Enterprise category at the annual Storage Awards in London, and also securing an IT Pro Innovation Award.

The Ultra48 launched in January 2014. Delivering twice the performance and twice the capacity per rack unit compared to traditional arrays, the array offers ultra-density and ultra-performance SAN storage in the industry's only 2U 48 device array. This, added to Dot Hill's proven reliability and easy serviceability, is just one of the reasons the product has been so well-received.

Affectionately known as 'The Storries' and now in its 11th year, The Storage Awards sees more than 50,000 professionals voting every year on the IT storage industry's finest companies, products and people. The 2014 event was held on June 12 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.

Dot Hill EMEA Marketing Director Warren Reid accepted the award and said: "The team at Dot Hill is really proud to receive this award. The fact that it's voted for by the industry makes it even more important to us, especially as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary."

The awards don't stop at The Storries. In May, IT Pro named the Ultra48 one of the top five innovations to look out for in 2014. The same publication recently reviewed the Ultra48, giving four stars, stating: "No other vendor can pack this many drives into a 2U chassis. Dual support for 16Gbps FC and 10GbE IP SANs makes the Ultra48 versatile and easy to deploy."

In addition to these wins, Dot Hill was a finalist in five storage industry categories this year, including Storage Magazine's "One to watch" Award, Storage Innovators Award, Channel Partner Program of the Year, Storage Virtualisation Product of the Year and Disk Based Product of the Year.

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.

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Steve Sturgeon
Lutz PR (for Dot Hill Systems)

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