Dot Hill and CMS Team-Up to Provide Storage Solutions

Dot Hill and CMS Team-Up to Provide Storage Solutions

Furthers Penetration Into UK and Irish Markets

LONDON, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, signed a
distribution agreement with CMS Distribution. CMS is the largest independent
distributor of IT data storage products and solutions in the UK and Ireland.
Founded in London in 1988, CMS Distribution employs around 200 people working
out of its offices in London, Harrogate and Kiltimagh, Co Mayo in Ireland.

The agreement is the second of its kind for Dot Hill in this region, as the
storage vendor seeks to expand its offerings to the midrange market. The
agreement is expected to enhance Dot Hill's ability to reach new resellers
and, ultimately, grow its customer base within the region. Dot Hill delivers
both entry and midrange enterprise storage such as the AssuredSAN Pro 5000
real-time auto-tiering array to the CMS Distribution portfolio; the
relationship will complement the distributor's existing product line and
increase its available customer base.

Warren Reid, director of marketing, EMEA at Dot Hill, commented, "This
agreement will make the entire range of Dot Hill's products available through
CMS as we bring both cost effective and high-performance automated-tiered
storage to enterprise customers across the UK and Ireland. We were
particularly keen to work with CMS because of its storage-centric nature, wide
distribution network and solid reputation."

Dot Hill has also made enhancements to its Connections Partner Program
primarily focused on providing field resources, value-add programs and
solution-based sales tools to its most committed channel partners. It also
rewards resellers and distributors that have demonstrated their loyalty by
giving them access to additional privileges such as amplified professional
service offerings, demand-generation toolkits, marketing support and margin
protection. Alongside these additions are changes designed to makeit
easierfor all channel partnersto do business with Dot Hillsuch
asstreamlinedchannel pricing, as well as improved access to technical
support and services.

Sven Mahon-Daly, Enterprise Category Manager at CMS Distribution, said: "In
becoming a distributor for Dot Hill Systems we have significantly strengthened
our storage portfolio given Dot Hill's solid storage industry heritage and
reputation for quality. I believe our resellers will benefit from innovative
storage technology to address customers across the entry to midrange markets."

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


About CMS Distribution

CMS Distribution is a value added distributor of business and consumer data
storage products and solutions in the UK and Ireland. Real value added service
is an essential component of success over the past 25 years. The award-winning
company is strictly trade only and sells to both the B2B and B2C channel
partners. It services thousands of VARs, resellers and consultants from
multi-nationals to smaller, local IT companies.

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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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