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Dot Hill Innovation Promotes Greater Versatility in Storage System Designs

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced a patented technology that more efficiently ejects drive carriers in certain AssuredSAN storage system chassis.

Using a "flat" spring design, the mechanical invention described in Dot Hill's 99th US patent, numbered 8,840,095, takes less space than traditional coiled springs. The additional space provided by the more efficient spring can be used to design a shallower chassis depth, or to allow more length for storage controller modules and power supplies.

"This innovation, which is already being used in Dot Hill's small form factor arrays, provides more flexibility in our design process allowing us to use the additional real estate for larger controller units or power supplies. The flat spring design also makes it possible to develop a shorter chassis footprint, which is highly desirable for numerous applications," said Ken Day, chief technology officer, Dot Hill. "Our large portfolio of internally developed intellectual property allows us to deliver truly unique products that provide 99.999 percent data availability and a range of features that make a real difference for our customers."

Dot Hill's patent portfolio builds on the extensive intellectual property behind Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage hardware and software, which deliver rock-solid, wicked-fast solutions to customers and OEM partners. Dot Hill's continuous innovation benefits the company's key vertical market customers in the Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Big Data & Analytics and Digital Imaging sectors, that require high-performing storage to support demanding applications.

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.

For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.

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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.

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Steve Sturgeon
Lutz PR (for Dot Hill Systems)
858-472-5669
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Company Contact:
Ruth Macdonald
Dot Hill Systems
303-845-3364
ruth.macdonald@dothill.com

Source:Dot Hill Systems Corporation