CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Energy Savings Feature Now Available Across Entire R/Evolution Architecture Platform
Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a world-class provider of entry-level and midrange storage innovations for OEMs and system integrators (SIs), today announced it has extended general availability of its Direct Current (DC) power supply option to its 2000 Series. First announced in June with the company's 5730 midrange storage arrays, the Dot Hill DC power supply option allows users to improve energy efficiencies and realize cost savings in the data center and remote/mobile environments.
"IT executives are constantly looking for new ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce expenditures in the data center," said Cooper Cowart, Dot Hill's vice president of marketing. "That's why we have extended the DC power supply option from our 5730 midrange arrays to our 2000 Series, rounding out our entire R/Evolution(TM) Architecture Platform with this energy-saving feature. The 2000 Series are the only products in their class to offer a DC power supply option."
A study by The Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) found that DC power not only saved as much as 28 percent in power consumption compared to AC, with additional savings fostered by an overall reduction in cooling, but DC power was also found to be much more reliable than traditional AC power. While current AC systems require a series of power conversions that result in energy being released in the form of heat, which then must subsequently be cooled, DC power reduces the number of power conversions and the associated cooling costs.
Dot Hill 2000 Series Storage Arrays
All Dot Hill 2000 Series storage arrays are based on Dot Hill's R/Evolution(TM) Architecture, a highly modular, highly dynamic system that is designed to rapidly evolve and support OEM technology and enable OEMs to quickly achieve sustainable, competitive advantage in the volume storage market. Dot Hill 2000 Series arrays feature several competitive advantages with patented technologies such as Simulcache(TM), EcoStor(TM) and AssuredSnap(TM).
The Dot Hill 2330 features a 12-drive array housed in a 2 rack unit (2U) enclosure providing four 1Gb iSCSI interfaces to internal SAS or SATA-II disk drives. An internal SAS interface allows up to five disk enclosures (including the RAID enclosure) delivering a total of 56 drives. The 2530 provides four 3Gb 4 lane SAS host connectivity ports. Both the 2330 and 2530 provide the capability to mix SATA and SAS technology within a single disk enclosure for an optimum, tiered storage environment and better Information Lifecycle Management. The 2730 and 2730T are the company's next-generation, flexible storage platform for OEMs. The 2730 features 4Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity, which allows customers to experience the quality, availability and ease-of-use of up to 56 mixed SAS and SATA drives.
About Dot Hill
Delivering innovative technology and global support, Dot Hill empowers the OEM community to bring unique storage solutions to market, quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Offering high performance and industry-leading uptime, Dot Hill's RAID technology is the foundation for best-in-class storage solutions offering enterprise-class security, availability and data protection. The company's products are in use today by the world's leading service and equipment providers, common carriers, advanced technology and telecommunications companies as well as government agencies. Dot Hill solutions are certified to meet rigorous industry standards and military specifications, as well as RoHS and WEEE international environmental standards. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit us at http://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 such forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding: the future success of the DC power supply option for Dot Hill's 2000 line of storage systems; the actual performance of any Dot Hill product in any particular environment; any increase in orders for Dot Hill products and resulting improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to the DC power supply option, and; any actual decrease in energy consumption or increase in reliability due to a switch to DC power supplies. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: changing customer preferences in the open systems computing market; and unforeseen supply, technological, intellectual property or engineering issues. However, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect the future business 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 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. Any statements made by the Lawrence Berkley National Labs ("LBNL"), are the responsibility of that lab and not Dot Hill. Dot Hill has no control over or, or insight into the accuracy of statements made by third parties such as the LBNL.
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