Axis Intelligent Storage Appliance Featured by Dot Hill at LinuxWorld Expo

Carlsbad, California, UNITED STATES

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp., (NYSE:HIL) a leading provider of storage networking solutions, will feature its Axis family of multi-function appliances at the LinuxWorld Conference and Exhibition, January 30 - February 1 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. According to industry analyst IDC, Linux use is growing to unprecedented levels, and it's the fastest growing operating system in the world. Industry analyst Gartner reports that Linux server revenue is expected to grow from $2.4 billion in 2001 to $9.1 billion in 2005. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the leading event focused exclusively on Linux and Open Source solutions, and features a high-level strategic and technical conference program.

The show's interactive exhibit floor provides business decision-makers with the information and resources they need to implement, manage and scale Linux and Open Source solutions into their business infrastructure and enterprise networks. Dot Hill will also exhibit its SANnet(r) family of high-availability data storage systems including the full Fibre Channel SANnet 7100 and the ultra-slim, rack optimized RAID Blade(tm) in its booth 1719. The 1U (1.75 inches high) RAID Blade will also be displayed in Red Hat's booth 1921 as part of a demonstration on high availability serving of files in a clustered environment.

"Early on, we recognized the potential of Linux as the operating system of choice for a number of applications including scientific research, high performance distributing computing and Web-enabled applications," said Dot Hill CTO Dana Kammersgard. "Both our SANnet and Axis product families have, and will continue to support, the Linux operating system."

Dot Hill is a leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage solutions and services. With SANnet solutions that include storage area networks, NEBS Level 3 certified systems for Telco and Internet operations, and world-class service capabilities, Dot Hill 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, common carriers, service and equipment providers, advanced technology and telecommunications companies, and government agencies. Dot Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its Web site is

The Dot Hill logo and SANnet are registered trademarks, and RAID Blade is a trademark of Dot Hill Systems Corp. All other products and names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks 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 any particular Dot Hill product, the actual demonstrations to be made at LinuxWorld, the actual size of the future Linux market and the amount of revenue to be recognized by Dot Hill due to its presence at LinuxWorld. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: unforeseen technological, intellectual property, supply 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. Dot Hill is not responsible for, and did not contribute to the research supporting, IDC's predictions regarding the size of the Linux market in the future.


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