Dot Hill Storage Certified 'DataCore Ready' for SANsymphony-V

Dot Hill Storage Certified 'DataCore Ready' for SANsymphony-V

Dot Hill Systems and DataCore Software Partner to Deliver Integrated Storage

LONGMONT, Colo., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software, today
announced that its AssuredSAN™ 3000 series storage arrays are 'DataCore Ready'
and provide full interoperability with the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor
from DataCore Software.

The combination of Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage and DataCore's SANsymphony-V
storage hypervisor can assist end users in simplifying storage management,
boosting performance and greatly improving data availability. Certification
under the DataCore Ready program provides end users with the confidence that
Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 storage solutions have undergone verification testing
to ensure joint solution compatibility.

"We have a great working relationship with Dot Hill which has established
itself as a leading manufacturer of storage solutions," stated Carlos M.
Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development at DataCore
Software. "This allows both our channel partners and end users to leverage a
powerful, adaptable and scalable storage solution that will not only increase
performance and functionality, but have a positive impact on their bottom

SANsymphony-V provides centralized storage management under a single pane of
control to simplify and optimize existing storage assets while delivering
enterprise-class features. The DataCore storage hypervisor will enable Dot
Hill's AssuredSAN 3000 series with added performance acceleration through
adaptive caching, space efficiency with thin provisioning and a multitude of
high availability (HA) features including synchronous mirroring, and
continuous data protection (CDP) for any point-in-time backup and recovery.

"SANsymphony-V software from DataCore complements the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000
series storage hardware to deliver an affordable solution boasting a wide
range of features normally found only on high-end enterprise solutions," said
Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing at Dot Hill. "Working in close
collaboration with leading technology partners, such as DataCore, we can
deliver more powerful storage solutions to the end user at a very compelling

Dot Hill Systems and DataCore Software

With a combined 44 years of storage industry experience, Dot Hill Systems and
DataCore have served clients representing the broad spectrum of IT
organizations around the globe, spanning all the major vertical industries.
Their combined expertise has served both end users and many of today's leading
OEM manufacturers.

The DataCore Ready Program

The DataCore Ready program identifies solutions that are trusted to enhance
DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor-based infrastructures. While
DataCore solutions interoperate with common open & industry standard products,
those listed as DataCore Ready have completed additional verification testing
to ensure a superior level of joint solution compatibility. Only third party
products that successfully meet the verification criteria set by DataCore are
qualified as DataCore Ready.

The DataCore Ready program is designed for software vendors, hardware vendors,
hosting service providers and cloud technology firms who have demonstrated
product and solution compatibility with DataCore products. The DataCore Ready
logo helps customers quickly identify DataCore partner's products and
solutions that are tested and optimized for DataCore SANsymphony-V.

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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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
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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
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obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances.

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