CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL) announced today that it has expanded and extended its multi-year product purchase and development agreement with Sun through January 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, Sun will continue to develop storage solutions for the Sun StorEdge(TM) family of entry/volume storage products, while utilizing key elements from Dot Hill including the newly acquired storage and management controller technologies from Chaparral Network Storage.
The existing Sun StorEdge 3000 product family continues to foster key initiatives within Sun including support of the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), advanced entry-level storage functionality for the Sun AMD Opteron (TM) and SPARC(R) server families, as well as industry-leading price/performance and heterogeneous connectivity in the general purpose volume server market.
"Our continued development of new volume storage solutions targeted at the next-generation Sun server AMD Opteron and SPARC families, will further expand our leadership position in providing customers with an open, scalable and highly efficient storage/compute platform for their data centers," said James Whitemore, vice president of marketing, Data Management Group, Sun Microsystems. "The Sun StorEdge 3000 series, built on technology collaboration with Dot Hill, continues to be one of our most successful storage product lines, because it provides enterprise quality and functionality to customers for task and business critical applications while providing pay as you grow affordability in price sensitive departmental and workgroup environments. This strong partnership continues to grow as both companies are committed to the delivery of compelling advanced storage solutions designed to meet the needs of existing and future customers."
Sun's next generation offering will provide customers with an entry-level price-point solution while incorporating emerging storage technologies. Key applications that are prime targets for Sun's next generation offering include: Grid computing, web and e-commerce, education, retail, manufacturing and service providers.
"Sun's development and integration of Chaparral's controller technology in its new storage products signifies another step forward for the Dot Hill product suite," said Dana Kammersgard, president, Dot Hill. "We work very closely with Sun to deliver the highest quality storage systems and the utmost level of support to its network storage organization. We're looking forward to working with Sun as it continues to excel in the growing entry-level storage market."
About Dot Hill
Dot Hill Systems Corp. is a leader in the innovative design and delivery of storage networking solutions to channel partners worldwide. Its products include the SANnet(R) II family of storage systems, RIO Xtreme(TM) storage solutions, SANscape(R) storage management software, SANpath(R) storage networking software and professional training, support and service. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at http://www.dothill.com. Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, Switchless SAN, RIO Xtreme, RIVA, SANscape, and SANpath are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp. All other products and names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Certain 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. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Dot Hill's continued relationship with Sun, and the success of that relationship. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the risk that Sun may cancel significant orders, revise its product forecasts or terminate its agreements with Dot Hill; changing customer preferences in the Open Systems computing market; and other unforeseen supply, technological, intellectual property or engineering issues. However, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect the future business and financial results of Dot Hill, 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 Dot Hill's public filings with the SEC, including the Forms 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. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and Sun StorEdge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the US and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. AMD and Opteron are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices.
SOURCE Dot Hill Systems Corp. 10/05/2005 CONTACT: Linda Barger of The Ardell Group, +1-858-792-2911, Linda@ardellgroup.com, for Dot Hill Systems Corp./ Web site: http://www.dothill.com