Dot Hill and SNE Form Strategic Reseller Partnership

SNE to Offer Dot Hill's SANnet Storage in Europe

Carlsbad, California, UNITED STATES


CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 11, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NYSE:HIL), a leading supplier of carrier-class data storage and storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with leading Dutch-based storage reseller SNE Enterprise Solutions. SNE will offer SANnet(r) storage systems as part of its SAN/NAS (network attached storage) storage management solutions.

"We are positioning SANnet as a cost-effective alternative in the high-end mission-critical computing environment in the EMEA marketplace," said Edgar K. Beck, chief executive officer of SNE. "We believe the price/performance ratio that the Dot Hill products bring to the table will be very successful in this market. SANnet's superior reliability will also be very attractive to customers with continuous computing requirements."

Bert van der Woning, managing director Dot Hill EMEA, said, "We are pleased to partner with SNE and look forward to providing their customers with highly available storage solutions. Our SANnet family is well suited to SNE's storage management solutions. We will also share our expertise in designing and implementing SANs in heterogeneous environments."

Dot Hill is a leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage solutions and services. With solutions that include storage area networks, NEBS-certified systems for Telco and Internet operations and world-class service capabilities, Dot Hill believes it is uniquely positioned to address the storage requirements of mission-critical continuous computing environments. Dot Hill's customers include many of the world's leading Internet service providers, advanced technology and telecommunications companies, and government agencies. Dot Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its web site is www.dothill.com.

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo and SANnet are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp. All other trademarks and names are the property of their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical fact 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 materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include the future availability of SANnet, as well as the amount of revenue to be realized by Dot Hill due to its alliance with SNE. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the terms of the relationship with SNE which do not provide for any minimum purchase amount and any unforeseen technological, intellectual property or engineering issues and changing customer preferences. However, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect the future business of Dot Hill, as well as the forward-looking statements contained herein. To learn about such risks and uncertainties, you should read the risk factors set forth in the forms 10K and 10Q recently filed by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.



        

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