Microsoft Certifies Dot Hill's SANnet II Fibre Channel for MSCS, WHQL

6/13/2003 - Dot Hill (AMEX: HIL) announced that its SANnet® II Fibre Channel storage systems have received certification from the Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for all Windows 2000 platforms and Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS).

The WHQL certification ensures that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) produce quality hardware and software that interact efficiently and optimally with Microsoft products. The MSCS certification ensures compatibility with Windows 2000 Advanced Server’s clustering technology. SANnet II is now included on Microsoft’s online Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) in the “Cluster/RAID” classification.

“These certifications, added to those already received by our SANnet II SCSI products, validate our ongoing commitment to fully support the Windows platform,” said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill’s chief technology officer. “Our customers can be confident of compatibility when deploying any product in the SANnet II family in a Windows environment.”

Storage devices must pass rigorous tests to be placed on Microsoft’s Hardware Compatibility List, certifying that they will operate with all native Windows drivers included in the Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server platforms.

In addition to achieving these hardware certifications, SANnet II storage products have been tested by independent labs in extreme environments to attain Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 and MIL-STD-810F certifications. These test procedures have included a simulated level 8.3 earthquake, a 15,000-volt electrical discharge, 55 degree C ambient operating temperatures, and other physically demanding conditions. The ruggedness of Dot Hill’s SANnet II products can be translated into less than 45 seconds of downtime each year.

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.

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

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