Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN Storage Arrays Bring Industry-First 2U 48 Ultra Density Form Factor, High Performance, and Enhanced Efficiency to the Data Center

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Tuesday, January 21st 2014

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LONGMONT, Colo., Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced a suite of high-performance, ultra-density Ultra48™ AssuredSAN™ storage arrays. Targeted at customers with throughput-intensive applications, the arrays use a patent pending enclosure developed by Dot Hill to maximize storage processing power in a minimal rack footprint. This ultra-density solution delivers twice the performance and twice the capacity per rack unit compared to traditional arrays while maintaining Dot Hill's proven reliability and easy serviceability.

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The Ultra48 AssuredSAN offers ultra-density, ultra-performance SAN storage with 48 drives in a compact 2U space.


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The Ultra48 AssuredSAN offers ultra-density, ultra-performance SAN storage with 48 drives in a compact 2U space.


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The industry-first Dot Hill ultra-density chassis houses nearly 58 terabytes of data on small form factor 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD), while utilizing 23% less power in an efficient 2U footprint. For high performance transaction workloads, the array can support any combination of solid state drives (SSD) and HDD drives in the same enclosure. This footprint also reduces weight by 25%, which is critical in crowded data center environments. Multiple OEM customers are already engaged with active evaluations and all Ultra48 configurations will be generally available this quarter for all OEM and channel partners.

"While other vendors currently offer 'cheap-and-deep' high-density products based on high-capacity 3.5-inch drives, our unique, ultra-density chassis offers twice the performance and twice the capacity per rack unit compared to traditional chassis for unprecedented throughput and transaction performance and efficiency," explained Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "The Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage solutions are designed specifically for high-performance throughput applications, delivering up to 6400 MB/s sustained reads and 5300 MB/s writes in a single enclosure; this configuration delivers more performance across a range of vertical markets and traditional data center environments. In doing so, Dot Hill effectively doubles the throughput performance achievable in a data center cabinet."

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