9/26/2003 - Dot Hill (NASDAQ: HILL) announced that it has been selected as a storage technology partner by SunGard Availability Services in the UK to provide data storage in high availability solutions and in SunGard's data centers. SunGard Availability Services offers its clients high availability hosting at state-of-the-art data centers and disaster prevention, containment and recovery programs.
SunGard is using SANnet® II Fibre Channel storage systems for both its contracted high availability services as well as its own data center infrastructure. Because SANnet II is interoperable with today's major operating systems, platforms and fabric switches, SunGard uses the systems in heterogeneous storage area networks and direct attached configurations. It also uses SANnet II to provide high availability hosting and fixed site disaster recovery at its UK data centers.
SunGard is using SANnet II Fibre Channel storage systems in a number of specific product areas:
Peter Hough, SunGard Availability Services UK's manager for Vaulting Services commented: “Our Vaulting Services customers expect the highest levels of reliability and performance, which we achieve with SANnet II. Its real time scalability allows us to easily expand capacity as we add new customers.”
SunGard is also working with Dot Hill to develop a data replication solution using Axis Storage ManagerTM to add to its existing solution set of data replication offerings.
According to industry analyst Gartner Dataquest, the worldwide IT services market is projected to reach more than $173 billion in annual sales in 2003. Gartner ranked SunGard in the top 20 in IT services revenue for Q1 of 2003.
“We selected Dot Hill's SANnet II Fibre Channel system because it is both rugged and compact, making it easily transportable to contracted client sites,” said Trevor Field, product strategy and development manager of SunGard Availability Services UK. “Since we support more than 30 technology platforms, we liked the idea that SANnet II is built on open systems architecture. This helps ensure interoperability with the many open operating system environments used by our clients.”
“SANnet II's proven high availability and fully redundant components make it well suited for the services provided by SunGard Availability Services UK,” said Bert van der Woning, managing director of Dot Hill EMEA. “Being chosen by the pioneer and leading information availability service provider, SunGard, is strong validation for Dot Hill's technology in general, and SANnet II Fibre Channel in particular.”
The SANnet II family of storage systems provides 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 point 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 provider of storage systems for organizations requiring high reliability, high performance networked storage and data management solutions in an open systems architecture. Its products include the SANnet II family of storage systems. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at www.dothill.com.
About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services is the pioneer and leading provider of information availability services, helping to ensure that more than 10,000 clients in North America and Europe have uninterrupted access to their business-critical information systems. With over 3 million square feet of hardened facilities, it offers a complete range of information availability services for more than 30 technology platforms, from 48-hour disaster recovery hot sites to always-on, high availability infrastructure, co-location and electronic vaulting services. SunGard also provides technology and systems management services for application and data center outsourcing, as well as business continuity consulting services and planning software. For more information, visit SunGard on the web at http://www.availability.sungard.com.
SunGard is a global leader in integrated IT solutions for financial services. SunGard is also the pioneer and leading provider of information availability services. SunGard serves more than 20,000 clients in over 50 countries, including 47 of the world's 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a member of the S&P 500 and has annual revenues of more than $2 billion. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.
Trademark Information: SunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, and Axis Storage Manager are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp.
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