Dot Hill’s SANnet II Storage Systems Certified for Use by Wausau

4/30/2003 - Dot Hill (AMEX: HIL) announced that its SANnet® II storage systems have been certified for use by Wausau Financial Systems (WFS) for its Optima3® payment processing solutions. SANnet II is being integrated into WFS’ solutions to store archived check and remittance images for retrieval.

Dot Hill and WFS first partnered in 2001 integrating first generation SANnet SCSI storage systems into Optima3 solutions. Now, as both Optima3 and SANnet have been upgraded with new features and functionality, both SCSI and Fibre Channel SANnet II systems will be integrated.

“Our relationship with Dot Hill over the past couple of years has been a solid one,” said Tom Nohelty, executive vice president of WFS. “SANnet has worked well in our solutions for a number of reasons including interoperability, scalability and reliability. We believe SANnet II will give our customers even more flexibility to implement our Optima3 solutions.”

WFS’ Optima3 payment processing solutions provide administration, capture/retrieval, completion, analysis, reports and research and are seamlessly scalable for future growth. These solutions increase throughput, minimize processing errors, and reduce operational costs and are used by financial institutions nationwide.

“The flexibility of the SANnet II family makes these products very well suited to turnkey solutions such as the transaction processing solutions offered by WFS,” said Dana Kammersgard, chief technology officer of Dot Hill. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with WFS with the next generation of SANnet.”

The SANnet II family of storage systems provides industry-leading 99.9998+ percent uptime in a compact, rugged enclosure. SANnet II brings enterprise class features into the workgroup and virtually eliminates downtime with no single points of failure. The common modular architecture of the SANnet II product family provides seamless scalability for future growth.

All SANnet II products feature hot-swappable, field-replaceable components including drives, controllers, power supplies, fans and event monitoring units. This product line meets MIL-STD-810F standards for the U.S. Department of Defense and is certified to the telecommunications industry NEBS Level 3 standard.

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 family of storage systems, SANscape® storage management software, SANpath® storage networking software and professional training, support and service. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at

About Wausau Financial Systems
Wausau Financial Systems (WFS) is the recognized leader in the development and implementation of knowledge-based products for the payment and transaction processing industry. WFS provides transaction-processing applications for all size companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to independent financial institutions and commercial businesses worldwide. In addition to software and hardware solutions, the company offers comprehensive training, consultation, international image solutions, a unique associate reseller channel, 24-hour customer support, consumable supplies, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Currently, Wausau Financial Systems employs more than 350 associates. For more information on Wausau Financial Systems and its knowledge-based solutions, please call (715) 359-0427 or visit

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