CARLSBAD, Calif., March 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a world-class provider of entry-level and midrange storage solutions for OEMs and system integrators (SIs), today announced it has expanded its relationship with support and service provider UNIADEX, Ltd. in Japan. Under the terms of the new agreement, UNIADEX will deliver the 2722 Fibre Channel RAID array, Dot Hill's newest storage offering that supports small form factor (2.5-inch) disk drives. Dot Hill 2722 arrays will be available to UNIADEX resellers and end-users throughout Japan.
"We're excited to be among the first to offer Dot Hill's high density 2.5-inch disk-based integrated RAID storage solution," said Tsuneo Akai, senior corporate officer for UNIADEX. "The 2722 offers UNIADEX customers a compelling set of features available with Fibre Channel, lower power capability and flexible support for a variety of drive types."
The 2722 storage solution, based on the Dot Hill R/Evolution(TM) architecture, supports up to 24 serial attached SCSI (SAS) or serial ATA (SATA) drives in a 2U rack mount configuration that is also NEBs compliant. This adds to the existing Dot Hill 2730 Fibre Channel, 2330 iSCSI RAID array, and 5730 midrange Fibre Channel solutions already offered by UNIADEX.
"UNIADEX continues to be a valuable Dot Hill partner, allowing us to support the Japanese market with entry-level and midrange RAID offerings that deliver enterprise-class functionality," said Andy Mills, Dot Hill's vice president of marketing. "By offering a solution that also supports the newer 2.5-inch SSD drive technology, we're providing UNIADEX with the greatest possible flexibility to address their customer needs."
Dot Hill 2722 Fibre Channel RAID Arrays
The Dot Hill 2722 is the first 2U, 24-drive bay, high performance, high density, external RAID storage system in the industry to incorporate 2.5-inch hard disk drives. The 2722 Fibre Channel (4Gb FC) array features intelligent, fully redundant enterprise-class controllers.
Featuring a variety of drive options (10,000 or 15,000 RPM SAS, and 5400 RPM SATA), these systems will support a maximum of 96 SAS drives for a total capacity of 28.8 terabytes based on the newest 300 gigabyte SAS drives. Utilizing SAS drives, the 2722 has measured performance of up to 230,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), a 130 percent performance increase as compared to prior generation 2U, 3.5-inch equivalent capacities. With the use of 80 percent-plus efficient power supplies, the new arrays represent as much as a 34 percent power savings over 2U, 12-drive arrays of equivalent 3.5-inch spindle counts, greatly enhancing the green aspects of the design.
UNIADEX, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nihon Unisys, Ltd., and provides a comprehensive, optimized ICT environment based on customer needs including: planning, designing and developing network systems; operating and managing computer systems; providing maintenance services for both hardware and software; constructing ICT facilities; and reselling telecommunication lines. UNIADEX has more than 200 field service offices providing high quality, 24/7 service, certified by ISO9001, ISMS, and BS7799.
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.
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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. Such statements include statements regarding: the size and timing of orders for the 2722 through UNIADEX; the future success of the 2722 and the relationship with UNIADEX; the performance of 2722 in particular environments; any improvement to Dot Hill's financials due to the expansion of the UNIADEX relationship, and the continued availability of the 2722 and/or any of its various features. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the fact that the Dot Hill contract with UNIADEX does not include mandatory minimum purchase requirements and may be terminated by UNIADEX under various circumstances; 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. 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.
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