Dot Hill BV And Primeur/EnterTheGrid Collaborate On Grid Computing News

7/26/2002 - Dot Hill BV has teamed with Primeur/EnterTheGrid, the premier online news service on Supercomputing and Grid computing in Europe. The Primeur Weekly online news service and the EnterTheGrid portal are both powered by Dot Hill’s SANnet® storage systems.

The EnterTheGrid portal is the largest catalogue of Grid computing related items in the world. It lists all the companies, projects and software available for the Grid computing community. Primeur also offers Primeur Live, a daily virtual magazine on High-Performance Computing and Networking, reporting live from important computer events including the upcoming Global Grid Forum 5 Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 26.

While Primeur/EnterTheGrid partners with all major players in the Grid computing field – hardware and software vendors, network vendors, academia and research institutes – the alliance with Dot Hill is the first with a storage vendor.

“We realized the importance of Grid computing at an early stage and continue to work closely with this community,” said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill’s chief technology officer. “In Europe, our support of Linux and participation in HNF events brought our SANnet storage products to the attention of scientists and researchers on Grid projects. CERN in Switzerland and CASPUR in Italy play an active role in these projects, and we’re very pleased to have them as customers.”

According to Primeur Editor in Chief, Ad Emmen, “This alliance signifies the growing importance of storage as an integral part of Grid computing. We began working with Dot Hill after meeting at the HNF Europe Conference at CERN in 2001. The Dot Hill technologists and products were highly regarded by the Grid and Supercomputing community in attendance at the conference.”

Emmen’s need for a high availability storage system to power his online news sites and store the associated databases turned him into a Dot Hill customer. Emmen’s sites are up and running around the clock for subscribers around the world. The Primeur site is mainly fee-based making its availability mission critical to its success.

Dot Hill is a leading independent provider of storage networking solutions. Its SANnet product line includes storage area networks, MIL-STD-810F and NEBS Level 3 certified systems. The Axis Storage Manager™ family of products enables companies to enhance their existing IT infrastructures without replacing them regardless of what storage is used. Axis also provides mirroring, remote replication and disaster recovery options for mission-critical applications. Dot Hill's customers include many of the world’s leading Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and government agencies. Dot Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its web site is www.dothill.com

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, and Axis Storage Manager 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 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 the future availability of SANnet and revenue to be realized by Dot Hill through sales to the customers listed in this press release, or due to any exposure it may receive through Primeur/EnterTheGrid. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the terms of Dot Hill’s sales to customers, which provide for the return of product under certain circumstances, the fact that Primeur/EnterTheGrid’s is under no obligation to continue its alliance with Dot Hill or list or refer its readers to Dot Hill, and unforeseen technological, intellectual property or engineering issues and changing customer preferences. 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 forms 10K and 10Q 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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