Dot Hill Systems Corp. Hybrid-Storage Array Delivers Nearly 5x Performance Boost Over All-HDD Configuration
Aug 11 15
Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced that an independent analyst test found that its AssuredSAN 4824 hybrid-storage array delivers flash array performance, with as little as 5% of storage capacity consisting of solid state drives (SSDs). This capability is made possible through Dot Hill's RealStor next generation real-time storage operating system, which uses autonomic tiering and intelligent software to enable organizations to configure expensive SSDs and low-cost high-density drives (HDDs) to generate compelling price/performance characteristics. Demartek is an independent analyst firm that performs a broad range of performance, validation and other tests from its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. For the Dot Hill test, Demartek compared an AssuredSAN 4824 array with a base configuration of 20 HDDs to hybrid configurations that included deployment of up to four SSDs. The SSDs represented between 5% and 10% of total storage capacity, depending on the configuration. These tests were run against MS SQL Server database, executing real transactional I/O designed to simulate a workload similar to that which could be experienced by a real business. In the AssuredSAN 4824 array hybrid configuration, RealStor's patented autonomic tiering technology dynamically staged high priority data on SDDs, with lower priority data on HDDs. RealStor automatically migrated data every five seconds, ensuring that hot data was always up to date and optimally staged for application and end-user requirements. RealStor also autonomically migrated colder data to lower cost HDDs. This capability enables end-users to gain the benefits of flash performance without engaging in an expensive all-flash array.
Dot Hill Systems Corp. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter of 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Aug 6 15
Dot Hill Systems Corp. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net revenue of $61,539,000 compared to $48,222,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $773,000 compared to operating loss of $11,000 a year ago. Income before income tax was $760,000 compared to loss before income tax of $4,000 a year ago. Net income was $685,000 compared to net loss of $78,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.01. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,552,000 compared to $1,656,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $842,000 compared to $437,000 a year ago. Purchases of intangible assets were $835,000. Non-gaap net revenue was $60,623,000 compared to $48,425,000 a year ago. Non-gaap operating income was $3,989,000 compared to $1,337,000 a year ago. Non-gaap net income was $3,901,000 compared to $1,253,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted non-gaap net income per share was $0.06 compared to $0.02 a year ago. Non-gaap EBITDA was $5,184,000 compared to $2,263,000 a year ago.
For the six months, the company reported net revenue of $122,660,000 compared to $96,429,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $4,668,000 compared to operating loss of $414,000 a year ago. Income before income tax was $4,641,000 compared to loss before income tax of $415,000 a year ago. Net income was $4,556,000 compared to net loss of $490,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.07 compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.01 a year ago. Non-gaap net revenue was $120,890,000 compared to $97,285,000 a year ago. Non-gaap operating income was $7,970,000 compared to $2,371,000 a year ago. Non-gaap net income was $7,858,000 compared to $2,268,000 a year ago. Diluted non-gaap net income per share was $0.12 compared to $0.04 a year ago. Non-gaap EBITDA was $10,318,000 compared to $4,256,000 a year ago.
For the third quarter of 2015, the company expects Non-GAAP revenues to be between $58 million and $63 million and non-GAAP EPS to be between $0.05 and $0.08.
The company also updated its full year 2015 guidance and is now projecting non-GAAP revenues of $245 million to $260 million and non-GAAP eps of $0.30 to $0.35. In March 2015, the company had established full year 2015 non-GAAP revenue guidance of $230 million to $270 million, and non-GAAP eps guidance of $0.25 to $0.35.
Dot Hill Systems Corp. Announces Availability of Three Higher Capacity Hard Disk Devices
Jul 31 15
Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced the availability of three higher capacity hard disk devices, including 8TB drives that reportedly allow customers to gain greater storage density in all Dot Hill AssuredSAN hybrid arrays. With 33% more capacity than 6TB drives, new 8TB 7,200 RPM large form factor devices allow Dot Hill Ultra56 AssuredSAN ultra-density RAID arrays to store up to 448TB of data in a single 4U chassis. Dot Hill also now offers two high-capacity small form factor drives, including a 2TB 7,200 RPM drive and a 10,000 RPM high-performance 1.8TB model. These small form factor drives allow Dot Hill's Ultra48 AssuredSAN ultra-density RAID arrays to store up to 96TB of high-performance storage. RealStor is Dot Hill's next-generation real-time storage operating system that delivers simple, smart, and efficient storage management services. AssuredSAN storage solutions with RealStor utilize flash to achieve up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPs). Included standard with AssuredSAN 3004 and 4004 SAN storage controller models, RealStor fuels a powerful set of autonomic efficiencies including: RealTier-SSD and HDD tiering in real-time, RealCache-SSD caching; RealThin-thin provisioning; RealSnap-zero-impact snapshots; RealQuick-rapid RAID rebuilds; and RealPool-autonomic storage resource pooling. Dot Hill AssuredSAN arrays maximize capacity and performance while keeping costs at a minimum. Dot Hill storage systems deliver exceptional performance for sequential workloads. All highly reliable AssuredSAN systems deliver proven 99.999% availability. Backed by a 36-month "bumper-to-bumper" warranty, AssuredSAN storage solutions are available with the latest high-bandwidth interfaces, including 12Gb SAS, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI or dual personality 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI.