RIZ IT-Motion Selects Dot Hill AssuredSAN for Cloud-based Service Offering

By Dot Hill Systems Corp., PRNE
Monday, September 26, 2011

LONGMONT, Colorado, September 27, 2011 -

Dot Hill Solution Lays Foundation for Fast-growing Cloud Infrastructure

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced RIZ IT-Motion GmbH has selected the Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 3000 Series as the storage foundation for its cloud computing solution.

RIZ IT-Motion provides data center hosting and cloud-based enterprise IT computing services to companies from diverse industry sectors operating across all of the German speaking countries within Europe. With a rapidly growing client base, RIZ IT-Motion has standardized on the Dot Hill storage architecture to enable seamless management across server installations and expand cloud-based services within its data center. The new storage infrastructure delivers performance, reliability, ease of deployment and support, in addition to simple scalability with minimal incremental cost.

RIZ IT-Motion works closely with Dot Hill’s European distributor STORDIS who specializes in markets where storage, networking and computing speed are business critical factors. STORDIS introduced the Dot Hill AssuredSAN range of RAID arrays as an ideal storage solution that would meet current storage requirements and equip RIZ IT-Motion for future growth. STORDIS had previously advised the company on several high performance computing projects within its data center.

RIZ IT-Motion initially started with a Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 2730T RAID unit supporting a mixture of 3.5-inch SAS and SATA drives to cater to different storage performance needs. With a rapid rise in demand for cloud based services, storage capacity at RIZ IT-Motion continues to grow, and like all data centers space is a premium.  RIZ IT-Motion now uses Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 series arrays with 8Gb Fibre Channel host interface and twenty-four 2.5-inch 600GB SAS drives. The AssuredSAN 3000 also offers 10Gb iSCSI and 6Gb SAS host interface options.

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN platform provides a scalable foundation for the virtual server architecture at RIZ IT-Motion. The full certification of all Dot Hill AssuredSAN arrays with VMware® ESX and vSphere provides peace of mind when deploying a consolidated virtual storage infrastructure.

“Our typical cloud services customer will have between 10 and 60 staff and operate in a sector where IT is important to their business processes. However, they do not want to invest in IT support staff, or indeed have the headache of maintaining business continuity should things go wrong. Doctors, architect firms and other consultation-based services feature regularly in our customer base,” explained Calin Rotaru, co-founding partner at RIZ IT-Motion. “As a provider of cloud-based services, reputation is key. One badly-managed incident will propagate quickly among the user community, so we must ensure we deploy dependable IT systems; the Dot Hill solutions have proven themselves in that regard. That is important for us, as 90 percent of our customers come to us through referrals. We do very little marketing or advertising.”

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.

For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.


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 RIZ IT-Motion or Stordis; any improvement to Dot Hill’s financial results due to its relationship with RIZ IT-Motion or Stordis and; the benefits and performance of Dot Hill’s products 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 Stordis 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.

Steve Sturgeon
Lutz PR

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