Concurrent Selects Dot Hill Storage for Carrier-Class, Multi-Screen Video Solution

By Dot Hill Systems Corp., PRNE
Sunday, September 11, 2011

LONGMONT, Colorado, September 12, 2011 -


- Dot Hill storage to support high performance video ingestion, storage and streaming applications


Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: HILL), a leading provider of unified virtual storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in video and media data solutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dot Hill will provide its next-generation Dot Hill 3720 RAID storage systems to Concurrent. Featuring a compact 2U24 footprint and 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, these systems offer high bandwidth and superior read/write performance, making them ideal for applications such as video streaming.

“Concurrent’s MediaHawk® VX solution is a software product deployed on industry-leading, commercial, off the shelf hardware,” said James Brickmeier, vice president and general manager of Concurrent’s video solutions business unit. “We evaluated storage products from a variety of vendors and determined that the Dot Hill storage solution was well-suited to address the demands of our customers. Dot Hill’s product featured the carrier-class reliability, resiliency, scalability, and ultra-high performance required to support our next-generation product initiatives, including multi-screen video delivery, network video recording, and cloud-hosted video storage applications.”

“The 8Gb Fibre Channel and Dot Hill patented SimulCache™ technology instantly and simultaneously mirrors cache between RAID controllers,” said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill Systems Corp’s president and CEO. “This leads to significant performance improvements over traditional implementations. Because of this, Dot Hill storage solutions continue to be the first choice in the rich media market.”

Kammersgard continued, “Concurrent is a recognized global leader serving cable, telecommunications, and Internet companies. Our agreement with Concurrent continues to foster the widespread adoption of the Dot Hill 3000 Series, which combines high performance and capacity storage arrays with innovative and comprehensive storage management.”

Concurrent president and CEO Dan Mondor said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Dot Hill. They have a solid platform for storage systems that we believe will further enhance our product offerings and meet the demands of clients around the world. We are excited to work with Dot Hill as we are always looking for ways to provide our customers’ with a superior experience.”

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3700

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3700 8Gb Fibre Channel SAN 2U12 and 2U24 arrays provide maximum bandwidth and performance and support remote replication for compliance and business. Supporting mixed SAS, SATA, and SSD drive options, the AssuredSAN 3000 Series includes high availability features — dual redundant controllers, fans and power supplies - able to deliver 99.999 percent availability. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series of disk-to-disk data protection products combines the company’s robust storage capability with enhanced data protection software features such as Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill’s volume copy technology, and AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability to address many of today’s disaster recovery, business continuity and regulatory compliance requirements.

About Concurrent

Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a global leader in innovative solutions that enable the seamless delivery, management and monetization of video on any screen. Built on a solid foundation of video firsts and patented, Emmy® Award winning technology, Concurrent’s screen-independent video delivery and media data solutions create a truly holistic, 360 degree view of the consumer video experience. By harnessing the full potential of video, Concurrent provides customers in the cable, telecommunications, wireless, web, advertising and content development industries with new revenue opportunities such as advanced advertising. Concurrent’s video solutions are built upon a rich heritage of high-performance real-time technology, which also powers solutions for the defense, aerospace, automotive and financial industries. Concurrent has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Concurrent, visit and follow us on Twitter:

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 virtualization software with the industry’s most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class unified virtual storage and SAN solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical fact 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 materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding: the size and timing of orders placed by Concurrent; any improvement to Dot Hill’s financial results due to its relationship with Concurrent and; the benefits and performance of the Dot Hill 3000 series of products (or any other particular product) in any particular environment. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: that the relationship between Dot Hill and Concurrent may terminate at any time and does not require minimum purchases; changing customer preferences in the open systems data storage market; and unforeseen supply, technological, intellectual property or engineering issues. Plus, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect Dot Hill’s business, as well as the forward-looking statements contained herein. To learn about such risks and uncertainties, you should read the risk factors set forth in the company’s public filings with the SEC, including the Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made.

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