Availant Helps Dot Hill Validate SANnet II Fibre Channel for AIX

8/1/2003 - Availant, a provider of availability management services, and Dot Hill (NASDAQ:HILL), a provider of storage networking solutions, announced their partnership for validation testing of Dot Hill’s hardware for operability in an HACMP (high availability cluster multiprocessing) for AIX environment. Availant has already completed initial validation testing of SANnet II FC storage system configurations in a clustered AIX environment.

Dot Hill has made a name for itself as a leader in scalable, rugged, highly available storage networking solutions for mission-critical applications in which downtime is not an option. Availant’s validation testing services complement Dot Hill's focus on ensuring system availability.

“Dot Hill selected Availant because of its reputation in the industry as a well-respected validation tester for hardware and software configurations, particularly in the clustered AIX environment,” said Jim Lambert, Dot Hill’s CEO. “Availant has completed initial validation testing of high availability SANnet II FC configurations for us, and we expect that validation testing to give our customers using AIX even more confidence in the system.”

Availant has helped dozens of small and large OEMs validate their hardware in an HACMP environment. With its fourteen-year history of consulting in high availability software development, training, support and implementation, Availant is uniquely positioned to provide the best results in the shortest period of time. “Storage availability is critical in any clustered environment,” said George Linscott, CEO of Availant. “By ensuring that their products work in an HACMP environment, Dot Hill is clearly responding to the needs of their customers.”

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 www.dothill.com.

About Availant
Availant is a provider of availability management software and services. Availant specializes in designing and developing software products, validating hardware and software configurations, implementing highly available solutions for end-users and delivering training and consulting in all aspects of High Availability. Founded in 1989, the company's customers include more than half of Fortune 500 companies in the finance, telecommunications, retail, health care and transportation industries, where continuous access to enterprise information is essential to business operations. Availant is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, call Availant at (781) 890-9955 or visit the company's web site at http://www.availant.com/.

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

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