Dot Hill and SYNNEX Corporation Announce Distribution Agreement

Relationship Allows Dot Hill to Expand its Reseller Network and Reach New Markets in North America

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LONGMONT, Colo., April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services. Under the terms of the agreement, SYNNEX will offer Dot Hill's broad portfolio of AssuredSAN™ storage solutions. The relationship with SYNNEX allows Dot Hill to expand its reach to new resellers and markets throughout the United States and Canada.

"A world-class provider of IT systems and services with a strong focus on storage, SYNNEX will allow us to expand our growing base of resellers throughout North America," said Brad Painter, vice president, channel sales, Dot Hill. "With integration services that include installation, maintenance and pre-sales audits, as well as dedicated programs for government, education and healthcare, SYNNEX is well-equipped to advance the Dot Hill AssuredSAN brand into a number of key markets."

"Dot Hill's approach to handling the evolution of exponential data growth, addressing the storage needs of its customers backed by its award-winning channel program, shows its thought leadership in this space," said Steve Ichinaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Systems for SYNNEX Corporation. "Dot Hill's extensive portfolio of proven storage technologies for midrange markets, along with its compelling new offerings such as the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series with real-time autonomic data tiering, and the high-performance AssuredSAN 4000 Series, gives SYNNEX' customers leading storage products that are innovative and highly differentiated."

Through its award-winning Dot Hill Connections Partner Program and AssuredSAN solutions, Dot Hill enables the company's growing base of resellers to build successful storage businesses by solving many critical problems for their customers— managing storage growth, creating responsive virtual infrastructures, reducing operating expenses, and deploying new applications. The Dot Hill partner program has been selected as a 5-Star Winner in the CRN Partner Program Guide for four consecutive years.

The Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and demonstrated 99.999 percent availability. AssuredSAN arrays are available with Dot Hill AssuredRemote™ data management software for remote replication, AssuredCopy™, Dot Hill's volume copy technology, and AssuredSnap™ snapshot capability for improved data availability and business continuity.

AssuredSAN 5000 Pro Series: Seriously Smart, Real-Time Tiered Storage for the Midrange

The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series with RealStor software takes tiered storage to a new level — beyond competitors' automated batch migration, and into a new era of autonomic, real-time data tiering. With RealStor, businesses gain the advantage of very high performance SSDs, using them to their maximum benefit, while storing less frequently accessed data on slower, but much less expensive, hard disk drives. Designed for the midrange market, the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series is a high-performance, highly available, fully integrated storage solution that delivers consistently faster access to current data with built-in, real-time, autonomic tiered storage and virtualization.

Highly Reliable AssuredSAN 4000 Series Storage Solution Delivers Wicked Fast Performance

Sharing the same powerful architecture as Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series midrange system, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series provides superior streaming performance for bandwidth-intensive applications. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series sets a new Dot Hill performance standard -- delivering up to 5200 MB/s of sustained sequential read throughput and up to 3000 MB/s of sustained sequential write performance -- making it ideal for customers in the Media & Entertainment (M&E), Telecommunications, and High Performance Computing (HPC) markets.

To learn more about Dot Hill storage solutions from SYNNEX, call 1-800-756-9888.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ from those expressed or implied by the statements. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances.

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