Dot Hill Makes Storage Smarter and Faster in Real-World Environments

Dot Hill Makes Storage Smarter and Faster in Real-World Environments

Company's 89th Patent Describes Self-Monitoring Capabilities That Allow IT
Administrators to Reduce Manual Monitoring and Fine-Tune Performance

LONGMONT, Colo., July 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp.
(Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it
has patented a method for improving the performance of AssuredSAN storage
systems in real-world environments. The technology enables the storage system
to monitor itself, and over time, provides valuable information and makes
suggestions to the storage administrator to ensure optimal performance, with
less manual monitoring and administration tasks.

"Dot Hill differentiates its AssuredSAN storage solutions with patented
technologies that make storage smarter and faster in real-world situations,"
said Ken Day, chief technology officer, Dot Hill. "This latest innovation
improves storage performance without human intervention. By continuously
improving Dot Hill storage technology with autonomous features, we are able to
deliver systems that are easier to maintain and troubleshoot in the field."

Dot Hill's 89^th U.S. patent, numbered 8,312,454, describes technology that
provides a system, device, and method for managing one or more data storage
systems. Providing automated maintenance of a data storage system and gradual
change of management policies, this innovation is capable of changing the
configuration of the data storage system and maintaining a log of generated
commands for later reference by a system administrator. In addition, this
technology can manage the storage array and accomplish specific goals based on
the system's dynamic nature or behavior.

Dot Hill's development efforts have resulted in numerous patent awards for its
technologies. Dot Hill's intellectual property, demonstrated by its extensive
patent portfolio, stands on three pillars of innovation which, when combined,
provide a complete platform for addressing customers' storage needs. These
pillars include software, platforms and systems, which combine to create
advanced SAN storage.

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.

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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