Dot Hill Connects with Gov to Deliver SAN to U.S. Department of State

6/24/2003 - Dot Hill (AMEX: HIL) announced that, in partnership with value added reseller, GovConnection, its SANnet® storage systems have been deployed in a storage area network (SAN) at the U.S. Department of State. The State Department is using the SAN to store and share databases across multiple platforms.

“We presented Dot Hill’s SANnet to the State Department as a cost-effective, high performance storage solution that is well-suited to heterogeneous environments like the one in use at State,” said Jason Goldberg, director of sales for GovConnection. “The State Department uses a variety of operating systems and database applications, so the solution we recommended had to be compatible with all of them, and SANnet fit that profile very well.”

“The team at GovConnection understands the needs and requirements of its government customers and provides them with complete multi-vendor solutions,” said Omar Barraza, Dot Hill’s director of marketing. “The SANnet product line is so rugged and reliable, it’s a great fit for the mission-critical applications used by government agencies and the military. Working with this sector requires the expertise of specialists like GovConnection.”

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 GovConnection, Inc.
A subsidiary of PC Connection, Inc., GovConnection, Inc. of Rockville, MD is a rapid-response provider of IT products and solutions to federal, state and local government agencies and educational institutions. The company offers more than 100,000 brand name products through its GovConnection catalog, online at, or at 1-800-800-0019. GovConnection can deliver custom-configured computer systems overnight.

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, SANscape, and SANpath and are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp.

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