Dot Hill Expands in the Netherlands with ACAL

4/20/2004 - Dot Hill (Nasdaq: HILL) announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with ACAL Nederland BV, a value-added distributor (VAD), with principal offices in the Netherlands and Belgium. ACAL Nederland was established in 1968 and is one of the largest branches of ACAL Plc, a British listed company and leading international VAD.

ACAL will distribute and market Dot Hill's SANnet(R) II storage solutions to its value added reseller customers. ACAL also will display the products at TINE 2004, the ICT & Networking Event, at the Amsterdam RAI, April 20-22 in its stand 402, Hall 11 (Hollandhal).

"We selected Dot Hill as a storage partner because the SANnet II product line is flexible, reliable and cost-effective," said Kees van Kempen, managing director, ACAL Nederland BV. "Our customers ask for storage solutions that improve productivity while reducing infrastructure cost, and we believe that SANnet II can provide these benefits."

Bert van der Woning, managing director of Dot Hill EMEA, said "ACAL Nederland has many years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on sales and marketing to the channel. As a distributor, ACAL is well-known throughout Europe, and we look forward to partnering with them."

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 and includes:

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 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(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

About ACAL Nederland
ACAL Nederland is a subsidiary of the British listed company and leading value-added distributor, ACAL Plc. ACAL Nederland has its principal places of business in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Zaventem, Belgium. ACAL provides specialized design-in, support, sales and marketing services for its international suppliers. The value-added philosophy and location enable ACAL to offer its customers expert knowledge and support. ACAL's business is divided into the product groups: ACAL Value Added Services (AVAS) and IT Products & Solutions. For more information, visit ACAL on the web at

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

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