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Dot Hill AssuredSAN(TM) Series Storage Arrays to Complement Acer Business Products Portfolio

Dot Hill AssuredSAN(TM) Series Storage Arrays to Complement Acer Business
Products Portfolio

LONDON, April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software, today
announced that its storage products have been selected by Acer Europe SA, a
manufacturer and vendor of servers and storage, notebook and desktop PCs, LCD
monitors, projectors, and smart phones and tablets. Storage solutions based on
Dot Hill's entire AssuredSAN series will complement Acer's Altos range of
enterprise server solutions for corporate and SMB customers.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN series arrays in EMEA will be marketed by Acer as part of
its solution offerings to HPC customers, SMB and corporate enterprises,
government organizations and educational institutions.

"Acer is devoted to delivering IT products that improve usability and add
value to customers needs. Acer's selection of the Dot Hill AssuredSAN series
is further validation of the platform's ability to meet a wide range of
customer requirements via support for all popular server interfaces, and
efficient use of mixed SSD and HDD drives enabled through our automated
real-time tiering technology," said Jim Jonez, senior director marketing at
Dot Hill Systems.

"Business customers need dependable storage solutions that complement our
Altos Server line and deliver an exceptional price performance value
proposition," said Jakob Olsen, vice president, commercial products, Acer
Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Series enables us to
meet this need with a broad range of powerful storage solutions offering cost
effective entry level arrays right through to enterprise class real-time
automated-tiering. By delivering highly modular storage solutions with a
variety of integrated features, Dot Hill makes it easy for us to provide our
diverse customer base with complete, turnkey solutions that fit their unique

Dot Hill has a storage heritage spanning over 28 years providing a deep and
clear understanding of the needs of both OEM and channel customers.

"Dot Hill has been extremely easy to work with, presenting an open and
responsive business relationship committed to success. I am confident that the
AssuredSAN platform will align seamlessly with the Acer brand values of
quality, usability and performance, providing our customers with best-in-class
storage technology," added Olsen.

Dot Hill AssuredSAN series storage arrays are easily customized by partners
and customers to meet varying performance, capacity, and other specific
business requirements. Dot Hill storage arrays are equipped with a number of
energy-saving features including Dot Hill's patented EcoStor™ "green"
battery-free alternative for cache memory, drive spin-down and DC power
options. Dot Hill storage solutions scale to support up to 192 SAS, near-line
SAS and SSD disk drives, totalling up to 384 terabytes of capacity based on
today's 4 TB disk drive capacities, and feature a compact 12 or 24-drive
rack-mount footprint.

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

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.


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

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