Dot Hill Storage Solutions Selected by CGG to Serve Oil & Gas Customers

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LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with CGG, a fully integrated geoscience company serving the global oil & gas industry. Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 4000 Series storage systems will be implemented in CGG's subsurface imaging centers and have been selected as part of the company's reference architecture. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series will house geophysical data that CGG uses to develop models to help its oil & gas customers locate oil reserves.

With a total workforce of over 9,800 in more than 70 locations worldwide, CGG is a fully-integrated geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers, primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, and Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation.

"Our collaboration with CGG expands Dot Hill's growing footprint in the oil & gas space," said Garrett Wein, vice president of OEM sales, Dot Hill. "This is a key strategic vertical market for Dot Hill due to expanding opportunities in both domestic and overseas energy exploration which will drive significant growth in the demand for storage. Customers such as CGG require storage solutions capable of delivering both fast random I/O and sequential I/O for different imaging steps. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series was tested extensively for use with CGG's seismic information acquisition and analysis computing systems and delivered exceptional results. Featuring 99.999 percent availability and scalability to hundreds of terabytes, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series is an excellent fit for oil & gas applications."

The newest member of the AssuredSAN family, the 4000 Series, sets a new Dot Hill performance standard. Designed with a powerful processor, these systems provide accelerated performance for sequential workloads, making them ideal solutions across vertical markets such as oil & gas, telecommunications, media and entertainment, big data analytics and digital imaging.

"With more than 80 years of experience, CGG strives to be the geoscience partner of choice and we are always looking for better ways to help our customers optimize the discovery and development of natural resources," said Laurent Clerc, Vice President, Subsurface Imaging, CGG. "We selected the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series as part of our reference architecture because of its impressive randomized streaming performance. In our tests, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series streamed up to 128 randomized, simultaneous streams of seismic data, which helps us to achieve faster results for our customers."

AssuredSAN Storage — Wicked-Fast Performance

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 384 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and up to 99.999 percent availability. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series features the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS. The 4000 Series supports 5200 MB/s sequential reads, and 3000 MB/s sequential writes, ideal for demanding storage applications.

AssuredSAN solutions feature a number of eco-friendly enhancements such as drive spin-down capability and 595-watt 80 PLUS-rated (greater than 80 percent energy efficiency) power supplies for reduced operating costs. Additionally, AssuredSAN arrays also feature Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold. Business benefits include lower maintenance and disposal costs and reduced server and application down time due to scheduled battery replacement and maintenance.

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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