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Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series Storage Systems Selected to Support News Broadcasts for RTL Nord

June 02, 2014 --

LONDON, June 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that Hamburg-based post-production and media studio nachtblau has selected Dot Hill's AssuredSANTM 4000 Series networked storage systems to provide the storage infrastructure supporting the ingest and delivery of news broadcasts for RTL Nord, a subsidiary of RTL Television, which operates 56 TV channels and 27 radio stations across Europe.



The move to Dot Hill storage systems provides far greater reliability and exceptional performance to ease the entity's production transition from 30Mbps MPEG IMX to the current standard 50Mbps XDCAM HD422.



Founded in 2005, nachtblau offers comprehensive media and IT services for television companies, producers, advertising, and event/PR agencies. Notable clients include RTL Nord, CBC, Associated Press, n-tv, UFA Sports and Financial Times, among many others.


"After evaluating several alternatives we selected the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series for our storage infrastructure refresh, based on throughput performance and local service and support, but also because the systems are designed for reliability from the ground up," said Djawed Sadat, general manager, nachtblau. "As broadcast resolutions increase, the storage infrastructure must be able to deliver both in terms of play-out and the post-production workflow, but solid reliability is equally important."




To support the news broadcast services for RTL Nord, nachtblau is using two Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series configurations, each with an initial 120TB which are mirrored to provide continuous data protection with a high availability SAN appliance running over an 8Gb Fibre Channel network. The systems support both news feed ingest, 14+ Abode Premiere® based editing workstations and nachtblau's in-house media asset management solution (medialoopster).



Dot Hill storage solutions are designed to handle the high-bandwidth performance demands of high-quality, high-frame-per-second transfers faster and more predictably than anybody else, resulting in time and money savings in the video production process and ensuring a seamless video viewing experience in all content delivery applications. Media and entertainment applications also benefit from 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN connectivity through a simple low-cost upgrade path, which benefit productivity in many ways, including improved workflows and faster access to media archives.



"We are delighted that nachtblau has selected the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series for their RTL Nord news broadcast delivery platform," said Joe Swanson, vice president of marketing and business development, Dot Hill. "Dot Hill storage and the high performance AssuredSAN 4000 Series in particular have had great success in the media and entertainment sector; this is underpinned by solid reliability and best-in-class cost/performance."



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 simple 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. Dot Hill takes no responsibility for statements made by third parties, such as those made by representatives of nachtblau.



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CONTACT: EMEA press contacts:
Fred Monsone
A3 Communications
+44 (0) 1252 875 203
Federica Monsone
fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk

Fiona Hatton
fiona.hatton@a3communications.co.uk

Company contact:
Ruth Macdonald
Dot Hill Systems
303-845-3364
ruth.macdonald@dothill.com



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