Dot Hill's Brad Painter Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN Channel Chiefs

Dot Hill's Brad Painter Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as One of UBM
Tech Channel's CRN Channel Chiefs

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced
that its Vice President of Channel Sales, Brad Painter, has been named one of
UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs for the second consecutive year.
This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT
channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel
sales and growth within their respective organizations, while evangelizing and
defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.

Under Painter's leadership in 2012, the company revamped the Dot Hill
Connections channel program, expanding resources for channel marketing and
lead generation to better support Dot Hill's growing reseller base. Painter
successfully expanded the company's roster of channel partners with new
resellers experienced in key areas such as storage virtualization and the
media & entertainment industry. This recruitment effort complemented Dot
Hill's expanded product offerings including the new "seriously smart"
AssuredSAN™ Pro 5000 Series real-time tiered storage solutions for midrange
customers and the "wicked-fast" next-generation AssuredSAN 4000 Series.

"Offering the ability to integrate hardware and software go-to-market
solutions based on AssuredSAN technology, Dot Hill channel partners play a
vital role in our ability to address the full range of storage requirements
within these targeted markets," said Painter. "Some of the attractive features
of the Dot Hill partner program are our focused approach, our 100% channel
model, and our broadened range of storage solutions."

In August 2012, Dot Hill rolled out the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series through
fully trained and authorized Dot Hill Connections channel partners who offer
organizations complete, turnkey solutions. The move was designed to broaden
the reach of Dot Hill and its channel partners into the fast-growing midrange
storage market, while advancing the momentum of the AssuredSAN brand in key
vertical markets. Dot Hill has been working closely with channel partners to
reach midsized businesses who require storage with world-class reliability and
demonstrated 99.999 percent availability for applications such as server
virtualization, database applications, and MS Exchange.

Dot Hill's channel program offers a compelling value proposition to both North
American and European partners. Through the Connections Partner Program,
resellers can access deal registration, event marketing support, and lead
generation programs. Partners and customers can also take advantage of
equipment programs like Dot Hill's Try & Buy, Evaluation, and Demo programs
which quickly bring storage solutions into customers' hands where they can
experience Dot Hill's intuitive user interface and performance in real world

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior
vice president, editorial director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a
must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to
expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs
that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's
Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud
them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

For more than ten years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN
editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations,
channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel
Sales. The 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN
Magazine and will be featured online at

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

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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
implied by the statements. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties that
Dot Hillmay face, please consult the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed
with theSecurities and Exchange CommissionbyDot Hill. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date they were made andDot Hillundertakes no
obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances. UBM
Tech Channel and CRN are independent of Dot Hill, and Dot Hill is not
responsible for any statements made by such entities.


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         Lutz PR (for Dot Hill Systems)
         Company Contact:
         Ruth Macdonald
         Dot Hill Systems

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