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Dot Hill Announces RealStream Software Technology That Dramatically Increases Throughput of Bandwidth-Intensive Applications

LONGMONT, Colo., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today unveiled its patented RealStream™ software which triples data ingest throughput1 while handling more than 5000 parallel data streams for heavy-duty Internet traffic workloads.

Layered on top of Dot Hill's next-generation RealStor™ operating system, RealStream is available now in Dot Hill's new AssuredSAN®6004 arrays (see Dot Hill Introduces New 6000 Series to Deliver New Level of Performance for Vertical Markets and Internet of Things Applications, also announced today). RealStream software benefits "always-on" bandwidth-intensive applications across a variety of streaming market segments by managing many simultaneous ingest streams with autonomic, real-time and predictive load balancing. Applications that generate this type of workload will become more common therefore increasing demand for storage arrays that can provide predictive intelligence to prevent crippling data stream traffic jams.

Industry experts project up to 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020. IoT is widely expected to generate massive amounts of data from a variety of sensors embedded in "things" such as appliances and smart devices connected to the Internet. The aggregation and analysis of this data will create new applications and storage requirements to process large numbers of data streams in parallel.

"The emergence of these new data traffic workloads created by the IoT phenomena is driving challenges and opportunities in key storage vertical markets, such as telecom infrastructure, network management, video surveillance, service providers, and high performance computing (HPC) environments," said Brian Garrett, vice president of ESG Lab, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Ingesting massive numbers of streams created by these applications is a difficult problem for most storage system vendors to address. ESG Lab has confirmed that the RealStream software that's embedded exclusively in Dot Hill arrays delivers a fast and remarkably cost-effective 3X performance boost for the 'randomized sequential' behavior of real-time write-ingest applications."

"These parallel workload streams are very dynamic in nature—with variations in speed, arrival time, duration, and rate of change," said Ken Day, chief technology officer, Dot Hill. "RealStream software utilizes new innovative predictive load balancing algorithms to ensure accelerated performance of our customers' data streams in high-ingest environments. AssuredSAN arrays with RealStream technology can manage more than 5000 parallel data streams, yet guarantee consistent Quality of Service."

In developing RealStream technology, Dot Hill partnered with vertical market customers in the areas of streaming network traffic analysis and big data analytics to identify key attributes of their new workload challenges and developed unique algorithms for workloads with thousands of data streams. This unique innovation is patented by Dot Hill.

"Innovation is the lifeblood of leaders in the IT industry and it's why Dot Hill has been a perennial supplier of advanced storage solutions for prominent OEM partners for the past 30 years. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things, storage arrays need to be optimized to handle the unique characteristics of complex streaming workloads," said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president of products and solutions, Dot Hill. "Taking advantage of our early lead in this area, Dot Hill is announcing our RealStream software combined with the new AssuredSAN 6004 storage array. We will continue to innovate to meet the ever-increasing requirements that represent the future of Internet-generated storage workloads."

Dot Hill Systems to Host Analyst Day

Dot Hill will conduct an Analyst Day on April 23, 2015, beginning at 8:30 am Eastern Time at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. This event is open to the public and will provide greater detail about Dot Hill and the industry. In addition to customer and industry analyst insights, Dot Hill management will discuss the company's strategy, product positioning and roadmap for hardware platforms and intelligent software capabilities. Executives will also review the company's financial model, goals and guidance for 2015.

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 and Dot Hill is not responsible for statements made by third parties, such as ESG Labs.

1Ingest performance is based on data write operations for parallel streams of IP traffic measured in a network management application.

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

Source:Dot Hill Systems Corporation