Dot Hill Systems and RAID, Inc. Sign OEM Agreement

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.(Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced Raid Incorporated (RAID, Inc.) has adopted the Dot Hill AssuredSAN® 4004 series as its next-generation storage platform to further develop its capabilities in the high-performance computing storage market.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage systems will be used to power RAID, Inc.'s end-to-end customized solutions for clients in the high performance, technical computing and Big Data sectors. RAID Inc.'s technical computing solutions incorporate parallel file systems, storage, interconnect and compute clusters.

To provide the performance and reliability that its customers require, RAID, Inc. will incorporate Dot Hill AssuredSAN® 4004 SAN storage arrays in Ultra56™, Ultra48™, 24-drive, and 12-drive configurations into its customized computing solutions. Offering up to 6400 MB/s sequential reads and 5300 MB/s sequential writes, the AssuredSAN 4004 storage systems are tuned to provide accelerated, predictable performance for demanding workloads, making them ideal data storage solutions for high performance computing needs and rigorous application requirements. AssuredSAN 4004 models are NEBS Level 3 and MIL STD 810G-compliant to meet telecommunications requirements and military standards for shock and vibration.

RAID, Inc. customers will also benefit from RealStor™ 2.0, the latest version of Dot Hill's seriously smart storage management software, which delivers application workload-aware intelligence for today's next-generation hybrid flash storage arrays. Easy-to-use RealStor 2.0 accelerates storage management operations to deliver data where customers need it, when they need it in real-time, using autonomic real-time tiering.

Featuring a simplified user interface with patent-pending innovations that deliver better storage efficiency, higher reliability, enhanced cost-effectiveness, and fast access to "hot" data, RealStor 2.0 delivers optimal data placement, providing the highest performance to the most critical application data and aids the growth of virtual environments while improving data protection and system up-time.

"The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 with RealStor 2.0 software and the unique Ultra56 chassis provide an exceptional solution for our clients in research, the federal government, pharmaceuticals, biotech and in manufacturing sectors, that rely on high performance parallel file systems such as GPFS and Lustre," said Bob Picardi, RAID, Inc.'s CEO. "These new features, combined with a lower cost than most legacy arrays on the market, make this an easy upgrade path for our existing customers."

"The Dot Hill/RAID Inc. combination offers innovative products and experienced technical resources to support high performance computing environments with highly specialized needs at an affordable price tag," said Garrett Wein, vice president of OEM sales worldwide, Dot Hill. "Organizations can achieve performance gains of up to 3 times for real-world workloads by leveraging Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage solutions, ultra-density 2u 48 or 4u 56-device configurations with flash technology and RealStor 2.0 autonomic real-time tiering to create multiple application-sensitive tiers. In head-to-head tests over competitors' automated tiering systems, these Dot Hill solutions deliver 30 percent faster data access, providing the robust I/O performance needed for data analytics applications."

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage arrays can scale to more than a petabyte of storage with additional expansion arrays. The dual redundant design eliminates "single points-of-failure," which can disrupt business operations. Engineered to deliver 99.999 percent availability, the AssuredSAN 4004 family of arrays has dual active-active controllers for higher performance and failover, hot swappable drives, dual power supplies and fans.

Compatible with Dot Hill's high-density chassis counterparts, as well as all other AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage solutions offer the highest storage networking bandwidth available, enabling organizations to do more business with less capital infrastructure – thereby increasing competitive advantage through continuous system innovation and improvement.

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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