Dot Hill to Showcase Linux Storage Solutions at LinuxWorld NYC

1/20/2004 - Dot Hill (Nasdaq: HILL) will exhibit its SANnet(R) II Linux-optimized storage solutions at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, January 21-23, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City in its booth 855. SANnet II Fibre Channel (FC) will also be demonstrated in a cluster configuration and storage area network (SAN) with Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS in Red Hat's booth 739.

According to a forecast analysis by industry analyst firm, Gartner, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for Linux server shipments from 2003 through 2008 will reach 18.3 percent. In addition, Gartner estimates that Linux server revenue will grow to more than $6.3 billion by 2008. (Gartner Worldwide Server Forecast, Jeffrey J. Hewitt, January 2004)

"Our SANnet II product line offers full functionality for Linux, bringing enterprise-class features to the Linux market, not provided by other vendors," said Dana Kammersgard, CTO and co-founder of Dot Hill. "Because we've supported Linux from the early stages, Dot Hill also brings a high degree of experience and expertise to channel partners in the Linux marketplace."

Dot Hill's storage software products, SANscape(R) and SANpath(R), are optimized to provide full-featured support for the Linux operating system. SANscape 3.0 storage management software is an integrated suite of products: the SANscape Console, a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI); enhanced SANscape Agents, a collection of platform specific utilities; the new SANscape CLI, a scriptable command line interface; and the new SANscape Alert, a flexible "phone-home" event reporting tool supporting email, fax and pager notifications.

SANpath storage networking software provides servers with dynamic multipathing, load balancing, automatic path failover and failback, and LUN filtering. It automatically transforms physical LUNs into SANpath virtual storage devices then transparently manages the interaction between these virtual devices and available storage paths. SANpath ensures constant data availability, enhances storage access performance, enables on-line reconfigurations without interruptions, and provides secure storage access control.

The SANnet II family of storage solutions provides industry leading 99.9998+ percent uptime in compact, rack-optimized packages. SANnet II brings carrier-grade reliability and enterprise-class features to open systems platforms. The common modular architecture of the SANnet II family provides seamless scalability for future growth within storage networking and direct attached environments.

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.

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 II 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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