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Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series Certified 'DataCore Ready' for SANsymphony-V

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series Certified 'DataCore Ready' for SANsymphony-V

Dot Hill Systems and DataCore Software to Deliver Cost-Effective Certified
Storage Solutions

LONGMONT, Colo., March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software, today
announced that its AssuredSAN™ 4000 series storage arrays are 'DataCore Ready'
and provide full interoperability with the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor
from DataCore Software.

"DataCore SANsymphony-V can address many of the storage challenges faced by
customers today; data migration and storage re-deployment is one example of an
application that can help end users do more with their IT investments during
tough economic times," stated Andy Hooper, general manager for storage
solutions at Hammer. "Dot Hill's performance flagship AssuredSAN 4000 series
and the level 1 caching capabilities of SANsymphony-V also provide an
incredible foundation for customers looking to address storage performance
improvements."

The AssuredSAN 4000 series is the second Dot Hill platform to achieve the
DataCore Ready certification following in the footsteps of the AssuredSAN 3000
earlier this year. The high performance AssuredSAN 4000 compliments the
AssuredSAN 3000 by providing users with data transfer speeds of up to 5200
MB/s read and 3000 MB/s write. This delivers an excellent high performance
storage infrastructure which can be further enhanced with DataCore's level 1
caching technology. The combination of Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage and
DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor can also assist end users in
simplifying storage management and greatly improving data availability.
Certification under the DataCore Ready program provides end users with the
confidence that Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 storage solutions have undergone
verification testing to ensure joint solution compatibility.

The DataCore storage hypervisor will enable Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 4000 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.

"There is great synergy between Dot Hill and DataCore technology, our entire
product range is designed from the ground up for high availability and when
combined with DataCore's storage virtualization and management software a
deployment architecture is achieved where single points of failure are
eliminated," stated Jim Jonez, senior director marketing at Dot Hill. "This
allows both our channel partners and end users to leverage a solid scalable
storage solution that will improve business continuity and boost performance
at a very attractive price point through our affinity discount program."

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.

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.

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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

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