Dot Hill's SANnet II FC Supports IBM's Telecommunications Platform

10/1/2004 - Dot Hill (Nasdaq: HILL) announced that its SANnet(R) II FC (Fibre Channel) storage solutions have been tested and qualified with IBM eServer Integrated Platform for Telecommunications with the IBM eServer(R) BladeCenter(TM) systems. The SANnet II FC RAID array, Dot Hill's SANscape(R) storage management software and SANpath(R) storage networking software were successfully tested with Red Hat Linux on the IBM eServer BladeCenter running IBM's Integrated Platform for Telecommunications, Base and Extended platforms.

Dot Hill's carrier-grade SANnet II FC storage systems are optimized for use in telecommunications solutions such as those offered by IBM. With high-speed FC connections, compact 2U enclosure, NEBS Level 3 certification and AC or DC power options, the SANnet II FC offers service providers a rugged, scalable external storage solution.

"As a participant in the IBM ServerProven(TM) program, Dot Hill has demonstrated its commitment to support IBM eServer BladeCenter customers with compatible storage solutions," said Omar Barraza, Dot Hill's director of marketing. "These latest test results ensure that SANnet II FC provides a qualified storage solution to telecom customers using IBM's new Integrated Platform for Telecommunications."

At the upcoming VON (Voice on the Net) Conference and Expo, October 18 to 21, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, booth 704, IBM will demonstrate the Integrated Platform for Telecommunications (Base and Extended offerings) featuring NEBs compliance and high availability in a clustered environment; IBM WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database; SteelEye Life Keeper for DB2; and Dot Hill's SANnet II FC storage.

The SANnet II FC storage solutions feature 2Gbit Fibre Channel technology with support for sophisticated storage area network (SAN) and traditional direct attached storage (DAS) architectures. Dot Hill's SANscape and SANpath storage software enable comprehensive remote management and secure storage networking. SANnet II FC storage solutions feature 12 disk drive bays, single or dual controllers, AC or DC power supplies and eight host ports in a compact 2U (3.5 inches high) enclosure. Capacity scales without interruption by adding one or more expansion systems providing an additional 12 disk drive bays each. SANnet II FC solutions deliver very fast performance -- up to 160,000 transactions per second from cache.

The SANnet II family of storage solutions provides industry leading 99.9998+ percent uptime in compact, rack-optimized packages. They are certified to meet NEBS Level 3 and ETSI telecommunications standards along with U.S. Department of Defense MIL-STD-810F standards. 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.

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, RIO Xtreme(TM) storage servers, SANscape storage management software, SANpath storage networking software and professional training, support and service. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, Switchless SAN, SANpath, SANscape, RIVA and RIO Xtreme are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp.

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