Sun Microsystems and Dot Hill Extend OEM Agreement

1/29/2004 - Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL) announced that the existing three-year OEM partner agreement with Sun Microsystems, Inc., first announced in May 2002, has been extended. The agreement will now continue through May 22, 2007, a two-year extension to the original agreement.

"We have been delivering high-quality, highly-marketable products to Sun for more than a year now, and we believe that the extension to the OEM agreement validates our technology and our long-term commitment to deliver outstanding services and products," said Jim Lambert, Dot Hill's president and chief executive officer. "This contract extension demonstrates the high level of confidence that a market leader like Sun has in our ability to produce innovative products."

Dot Hill currently provides Sun Microsystems with Fibre Channel and SCSI storage systems for the Sun StorEdge 3000 series of storage solutions for volume server environments. These products were designed and engineered to Sun Microsystems' specifications. These products are certified to meet the stringent NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3 standard used by the telecommunications industry and the MIL-STD-810F standard used by the U.S. Department of Defense. Solectron Corp. will continue to manufacture these products for Dot Hill at their plants in Milpitas, California, Budapest, Hungary and Penang, Malaysia.

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(R) II family of storage systems, SANscape(R) storage management software, SANpath(R) storage networking software and professional training, support and service. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the Web at

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