Dot Hill Exhibits Axis Storage Manager at FOSE 2002

Carlsbad, California, UNITED STATES

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp., (NYSE:HIL) a leading provider of storage networking solutions, is demonstrating its Axis Storage Manager(tm) and full Fibre Channel SANnet(r) 7120 storage system in a remote replication demonstration at FOSE 2002 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center, March 19-21. Dot Hill's exhibit will be co-located with GTSI Corp (Nasdaq:GTSI), a leading business-to-government marketer of information technology solutions, in GTSI's booth 1440. Dot Hill is a vendor partner with GTSI.

FOSE is the most comprehensive IT trade show for the government buying community, and this year's event is projected to open to record attendance. Government spending on technology tools is at an all-time high due to heightened security concerns and the administration's e-government initiatives, according to Federal Sources, a market research firm that monitors government IT buying trends.

The Axis Storage Manager extends an organization's original IT investment rather than replaces it. Administrators can manage and consolidate all their data, regardless of where it is stored or whose storage is used. Organizations can dramatically increase the access, availability, and reliability of their information while substantially boosting sharing, protection, security, management, backup, and recovery capabilities.

Dot Hill's industry leading, carrier-class SANnet storage systems ensure that information is protected and continuously available. Test results show that SANnet storage systems deliver 99.9998+ percent uptime, that's just 45 seconds unplanned downtime per year -- leading the industry in reliability, availability and survivability.

Dot Hill is a leading independent provider of carrier-class data storage solutions and services. With SANnet(r) solutions that include storage area networks, MIL-STD-810F and NEBS Level 3 certified systems for government, military, 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. The Axis Storage Manager family of products enables companies to enhance their existing IT infrastructures without replacing them regardless of what storage is used. Axis also provides mirroring, remote replication and disaster recovery options for mission-critical applications. 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

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, and Axis Storage Manager are trademarks 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 FOSE 2002, attendance at FOSE, future amounts of government spending and the amount of revenue to be recognized by Dot Hill due to its presence at FOSE 2002. 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 Federal Source's predictions regarding the buying trends in the government IT market.


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