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VRC Insurance Systems Announces Velocity 10.5.7 Cloud to Streamline Information Sharing

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – VRC Insurance Systems has released an updated version of their cloud-based self-service customer portal.  The portal will allow for fast and efficient sharing with agents, brokers, insureds and carriers through a secure connection.
The cloud offers two sharing options.  First, information can be shared by granting access to designated recipients.  Second, information can be shared automatically with groups or divisions that regularly need access.
The cloud-based self-service portal eliminates the possibility of data being entered incorrectly into the cloud.  The Velocity database updates the cloud on a real-time basis, which also eliminates synchronization issues.
VRC Insurance Systems, established in 1986, created the Velocity program as their core offering in the property and casualty insurance market.

If you would like more information about VRC Insurance Systems cloud based self-service customer portal, or other services offered, please contact VRC at (818) 707-4295 or visit their website at http://www.vrcis.com.

AUSTIN, Texas – Caringo® today announced that it has been awarded patent No. 8,799,746 for erasure coding and replication in storage clusters by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers the combining of replication and erasure coding managed by the storage cluster in order to take advantage of the benefits of each without needing control computers or control databases including:

-	A method of specifying replication or erasure coding by “instructions from a client, an inherent property of the object, the metadata of the object, a setting of the cluster, or by other means.” 
-	A method of replacing content associated with a unique identifier.
-	A method of using the manifest or replicated objects in the case of a failed disk scenario.
-	A method of relocating an object within a storage cluster without the need for an extra control computer or control database. 
-	A method of using metadata to specify the transformation from replication to erasure coding automatically based on trigger conditions. 
-	A method of moving an object from one cluster to another and automatically converting to the storage format used by the second cluster, dictated by default cluster settings, by user metadata of the object, or by instructions from the program initiating the move.

The value of data and the access of that data changes dynamically. This patented approach by Caringo lets users take advantage of the footprint efficiency of erasure coding and the low processing utilization and rapid access of replication without the introduction of the complexity or single point of failure associated with control computers and databases.  

“Our focus for nearly a decade has been to take complexity out of storage management by offloading manual tasks to the software layer while eliminating single points of failure with our superior architecture,” said Mark Goros, Caringo CEO. “We deliver a highly reliable storage solution that’s efficient, easy to manage and can keep up with the relentless retention and access requirements faced by today’s enterprises. The awarded patent differentiates us from our competitors. Caringo Swarm lets you set the data protection based on the data’s value - and you can do this right down to the object level – all on the same cluster without any special purpose nodes.”

Caringo’s patents are currently deployed as part of its comprehensive approach to software-defined object storage – Caringo Swarm.  Swarm leverages simple and emergent behavior with decentralized coordination turning standard hardware into a reliable pool of shared resources that adapts to any workload or use case while offering a foundation for new data services. For more information on Caringo Swarm visit www.caringo.com. 

Proactive research and development advances data recovery toolkit for latest storage technology

EPSOMKroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and ediscovery products and services, today announced its engineers have successfully recovered data from several helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD). With a dedicated research and development (R&D) team, Kroll Ontrack proactively created data loss scenarios across multiple drives to develop a path to recovery before a customer need arose. The result is newly developed processes and propriety tools to recover data from helium-filled drives in the company’s labs and cleanrooms around the globe.

Because helium is only one-seventh the density of air, drives like the HGST Ultrastar® He6 Helium Drives run with less friction, which allows for tighter head and platter spacing and thus more data capacity in the same 3.5 inch enclosure. Less friction and resistance also means lower power consumption and cooler operating temps.

“With any new technology, we have to determine the implications to the data recovery process. Upon learning of these drives, there was concern that operating an open helium-filled drive in a cleanroom environment could dramatically increase the risk of a head crash and/or make the heads inoperable due to changes in fly height, which in turn would make data recovery much more challenging,” said Paul Le Messurier, Programme and Operations Manager at Kroll Ontrack. “Our extensive R&D department comprised of engineers from our more than 20 global locations worked to develop the best approach to deal with this unique scenario, and with confidence, we can say that there is no concern about the data recovery plausibility from helium-filled drives. As they become more popular, we are at the ready.”

Leveraging automated equipment to safely open the hermetically sealed drives, Ontrack Data Recovery engineers then use custom-built tools to keep the tight fitting heads in a helium-filled drive separated and appropriately spaced during disassembly to avoid further damage. Damaged components are then replaced as needed to make it possible to read the customer’s data.

For more information about Kroll Ontrack’s proven recovery capabilities and a full range of data recovery tools, visit http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery/data-recovery-services/

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery, follow @KrollOntrackUK on Twitter or subscribe to the Kroll Ontrack Data Blog.

NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, announced today that it has joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork at the gold partnership level.  Gold-level OPN members are able to develop, sell and implement the full stack of Oracle products and solutions, and are eligible to qualify for specialization.

“Tegile remains committed to working with leading technology providers, such as Oracle, to ensure that our intelligent flash arrays offer customers the greatest flexibility and breadth of choice in applications,” said Rob Commins, Tegile vice president of marketing.  “As a Gold Partner of Oracle, we look forward to leveraging our relationship to ensure that customers implementing our solutions are confident that we are able to meet their exacting business needs.”

Tegile Intelligent flash arrays are purpose-built to deliver optimized storage performance for various application workloads including Oracle server virtualization, virtual desktops (VDI), online transaction processing (OLTP) and real-time analytics. The company’s patented IntelliFlash architecture enables IT departments to balance high performance, capacity and features with game-changing storage economics. Tegile storage solutions simplify the storage and management of a wide range of Oracle workloads, including database technologies, E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enterprise resource planning solution and PeopleSoft applications.

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.

Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

Enables OEMS to cut effective cost with plug-and-play simplicity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Permabit Technology Corporation, the innovative leader in data efficiency technology, today introduced Albireo SANblox™, a ready-to-run high performance data efficiency appliance for primary storage.

Based on Permabit’s industry-leading Albireo VDO and HIOPS™ Compression software, SANblox provides high performance inline data deduplication and compression to new and existing Fibre Channel-attached storage arrays. It provides immediate data reduction across a wide range of applications, including mixed virtual server, VDI, database (OLTP and data warehouse) and Big Data environments.

SANblox leverages existing management features of arrays (thin provisioning, snapshots and replication) and sits as a separate appliance on the SAN, so it can be selectively applied to data sets that benefit from deduplication and compression, while remaining out of the path of those that don’t. With inline data efficiency, storage savings from deduplication and compression are realized immediately.  The result has the combined effect of increasing effective capacity to reduce costs while expanding cache utilization to enhance performance.

“It is an intelligent move for Permabit to begin providing its high-performing data efficiency offerings packaged in a ready-to-run hardware solution,” said Ben Woo, Managing Director of Neuralytix, a global IT market research firm. “There are a vast number of Fibre Channel SAN storage systems still in production today. Many of these systems were acquired before deduplication and compression technologies were standard. SANblox provides a way for OEMs to compete more effectively, maintain account control, and grow their market share.”

The appliance incorporates field proven technology from Permabit, Emulex and Red Hat and has been tested with leading block-based storage arrays including: EMC VNX, EMC VMAX, Dell SC800 series, HDS HUS, NetApp E-Series, and Huawei OceanStor T series. It will also work with any storage units that are certified to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5. Brocade and Cisco Fibre Channel switches are supported, as is connectivity with either Emulex or QLogic HBAs.  Delivered in a 1U form factor, SANblox enables OEMs and their resellers to immediately meet their customers’ needs by offering the highest performing data reduction capability in the market while maintaining all the features customers expect from their SAN arrays. 

“Permabit’s SANblox gives us the ability to bring a technology to our customers that drives down the effective cost of storage,” said Dustin Grimmeissen, Storage Practice Manager of RoundTower Technologies, a leading provider of storage technology solutions. “We can now provide inline deduplication and compression in the storage arrays that we offer and allow customers to utilize all of the features of their existing system. In our testing, SANblox delivers this capability with minimal to no impact to backend storage performance, and for many workloads, it makes the backend storage perform better.”

“We designed SANblox to be at the forefront of the next generation of data efficiency solutions,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “Effective cost advantages help storage vendors to increase their addressable markets, protect margins and grow market share, immediately. SANblox plugs into any Fibre Channel SAN array, allowing OEMs to reduce their total time to market and to provide their customers with storage savings, today.” 

SANblox is available exclusively through Permabit’s OEMs and their reseller partners. Parties interested in learning more about how they can benefit from Permabit data efficiency solutions are encouraged to visit our website: http://permabit.com/products/overview/.

About Permabit
Permabit pioneers development of data efficiency technologies. Our innovative data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning products enable the world’s leading storage OEMs to cut effective cost, accelerate performance, reduce time to market and gain competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, our data reduction technologies are transforming storage economics, today.
Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Texas, Florida, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit www.permabit.com.

Innovative Scale Out System Approach for Unstructured and Big Data Applications 
SAN JOSE, Calif., – A3CUBE Inc., a developer of revolutionary communication technology that extends the capability of standard PCIe interconnect to produce industry-leading networked computing and storage solutions, today introduced its Fortissimo Foundation building block software solution. Coupled with A3CUBE’s previously announced RONNIE Express™ platform, Fortissimo Foundation provides dramatic improvements in application performance and data center efficiency, particularly in unstructured, Big Data environments. Fortissimo Foundation works in concert with A3CUBE’s RONNIEE Express data path accelerator and RONNIEE NICs to introduce an industry-leading low-latency solution that enhances PCIe with a direct “in memory” communication that transparently bridges local and remote resources. Local-CPU to remote device access times of less than 0.8 usec are achieved by Fortissimo with RONNIE Express, significantly improving access times compared to traditional storage configurations and enabling storage performance to scale linearly across multiple nodes. “A3CUBE’s Fortissimo Foundation enables large scale-out applications such as NoSQL databases, Hadoop, Object Storage, and scale-out NAS to deliver significantly faster performance than they’re typical capable of delivering with current off-the-shelf server and networking components,” said Marc Staimer, president and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting. “Fortissimo Foundation doesn't make scale-out server applications, it just makes them much faster while reducing their infrastructure and associated costs.” Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution. Fortissimo intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local. By providing a complete set of hardware and software building blocks through Fortissimo and RONNIEE Express, A3CUBE enables organizations to broadly deploy the power of high-end HPC clusters using low-cost, commodity servers and storage without the high complexity, cost and fundamental limitations of traditional scale out systems. Traditional scale out storage requires complex management of multiple RAID volumes and file systems while providing limited scalability of throughput or performance. Fortissimo Foundation is a remarkably simple, extremely powerful new approach that overcomes these limitations with global optimization of all compute resources, scalable throughput and IOPS, memory and storage aggregation, direct parallel data access, and converged computation. This architecture provides enterprises existing storage environment with high-IOPS performance, DRAM that scales to petabytes and no kernel OS involvement in the communications stack in an integrated hardware-accelerated, software-defined-storage architecture. Using any combination of memory, flash, SSD, hard disk, CPU or data center I/O fabric, A3CUBE provides Investment protection and cost savings from transparently integrating into the existing data center infrastructure and using commodity servers with in-line data deduplication, compression and multi-level data replication that runs in memory, and delivers maximum reliability without the overhead or added latency of traditional systems. Fortissimo foundation adapts to any workload, including NoSQL-based, Hadoop-based and I/O-intense applications without changes to the application, OS or file system. For example in NoSQL-based systems, Fortissimo Foundation can be configured to provide a greater than 10X increase in TPS (transaction per sec) performance. Conversely, the NoSQL-based system can be configured to optimize operating cost with Fortissimo Foundation providing an equivalent level of TPS performance while providing 16:1 consolidation of server cluster size, reducing 80 servers down to 5. “Rather than having to buy high-end proprietary systems to support today’s varying workloads, low-cost commodity servers can be deployed and Fortissimo Foundation can transform them into a sophisticated storage and computing cluster, said Antonella Rubicco, CEO of A3CUBE. “Fortissimo is well-suited to meet the requirements of applications that need to support fast data access in parallel and that require scalable bandwidth with no bottlenecks.” Follow A3CUBE https://twitter.com/a3cubeInc https://www.facebook.com/a3cubeinc About A3CUBE A3CUBE Inc. was founded in 2012 as a result of more than five years of advanced research and development. The company benefits from a uniquely talented, energetic and resourceful management team and an A-Class team of engineers who bring many years of experience working with the top communication companies around the world. A3CUBE’s core technologies are backed by solid intellectual property, including patents, inventions and co-patents with leading communication giants, and the company has fully productized the first two Network Interface Cards within the groundbreaking RONNIEE Express™ technology portfolio.

DENVER, Colo. – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces it has reached a new partnership with Consolidated Communications (CCI), one of the largest independent telecommunications providers in the U.S. CCI will now resell ViaWest’s state-of-the-art data center services at the ViaWest Infomart facility located in Dallas. The agreement will further strengthen the network and Internet services offered by CCI, and enable highly redundant solutions for its business clients.

With operations in six states, and more than 110 years in telecommunications, CCI offers business customers high-speed Internet, voice and data services. The new agreement with ViaWest will mark its entrance into providing high-end data center services.

“With more than 110,000 square feet of raised floor space across our seven facilities in Texas, ViaWest serves the growing demand for highly redundant infrastructure to support mission critical business,” states Tom Myers, Regional Vice President Sales and General Manager at ViaWest. “CCI shares our approach to personalized service, and we look forward to a long relationship. Our infrastructure services suite further compliments the IT needs of CCI’s clients.”

“We continue to see demand grow for enterprise quality data center space from our customers,” explains Ed Butler, Vice President of Sales for CCI. “Partnering with ViaWest gives us a first class data center product for our Dallas-area customers looking for a local solution and for customers in our other markets who are seeking a geographically diverse option for their data needs.”

ViaWest’s Dallas data centers are marked by high availability and redundancy at every level. Facilities include:

  • 100% SLA for power, bandwidth and network services availability
  • 24x7x365 on-site support from engineers with an average tenure of 3+ years
  • Customized Colocation Hosting and Managed Services for a total solution
  • Dedicated client services manager for a company’s duration as a customer
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Full compliance for SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 reports

ViaWest serves eight of top 18 fastest growing companies in North Texas. To learn more about ViaWest’s infrastructure solutions, including colocation, cloud services, managed services, and disaster recovery solutions, please visit www.viawest.com.


About ViaWest

ViaWest is the leading colocation, cloud, and managed services provider in North America, with a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, including premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. Enabling businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources, ViaWest delivers the right balance of cost, scalability and security. With a team-based account management approach and 100% uptime guarantee, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility.

For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378 . Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Managed Services channels seek reassurance, vendor support and clear messaging for new business model
  • Channels need to know how to charge for services: with falling prices for hosting and cloud services, the MSPs need to differentiate. One of the issues that came out of the study is that they have concerns over rising competition. However, on the client side, there is a rising need for expertise and skills in making it all work, particularly when linking in to legacy systems, so there is a clear role for MSPs to use any vertical market expertise they have to provide an essential service, and charge for it
  • Clearer propositions are needed: delivery models should offer the flexibility and scalability that the study shows customers expect and which MSPs are glad to provide; but they may need explaining better; the industry is so new, and growing so fast it has yet to get its marketing message straight
  • MSPs need all the help they can get, in marketing, tools, integration and to use all the available skills and resources. MSPs told the study that they have real concerns in finding the right partners, particularly among vendors, citing quality of support and quality of product as the two main things they regard as important or very important, especially by smaller MSPs
  • Many of the people in the study had concerns over enterprise mobility; mainly because of the scale of involvement, pace of change and the integration issues. There are just not that many people around who have done it to the scale that is coming.


LONDON – New research from IT Europa into the managed services channel reveals some interesting differences between channel organisations and their clients in the factors both driving and inhibiting the growth of managed services as a supply model. A new report to be published next week, “The future of Managed Services in EMEA – a channel perspective,” is based on a comprehensive channel survey, sponsored by Webroot. It reveals that while channel organisations see such factors as recurring revenue streams, scalability and customer retention as the main drivers, for their clients it is factors such as reducing costs and capital expenditure as well as greater flexibility that make this business model more attractive.

The research also highlights a need for reassurance and guidance, even among the largest suppliers:

The future of Managed Services in EMEA – a channel perspective report is available free of charge to channel organisations via the IT Europa web-site at: www.iteuropa.com/?q=future-managed-services-emea-channel-perspective. Those attending the Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 will have the opportunity to learn more about the findings and other issues facing Managed Service Providers, Systems Integrators, VARs and their suppliers as they evolve new business models and relationships to address the customer challenges and opportunities of the 'post-product' era. A strong line-up of speakers at the Summit is headed by Tiffani Bova, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research, who will provide the opening keynote. Tiffani's presentation will examine how both technology changes (cloud, consumption and managed services) and new customer demands are forcing technology providers and the broader channel ecosystem to re-examine their sales models.

The sponsors supporting the event now include platinum sponsors: AVG, Datto, GFI Max, Kaseya, NaviSite; gold sponsors Asigra, Avnet, Claranet, CommVault, Dot Hill, Drop Box, GCI, Modern Office, Qlogic, Seagate, Virtual Instruments, Webroot; silver sponsors AppRiver, Aurora Kendrick James, Autotask, CompTIA, eG Innovations, Huawei, Opengear, Riverbed, SolidFire, Techgate, Tintri and Zycko.

The Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014, which is organised by IT Europa and Angel Business Communications, will take place at The Pullman St Pancras Hotel, London, on 25 September 2014. Resellers and integrators wishing to attend the convention can find further information at: www.mshsummit.com.

About IT Europa

IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

VSPEX Solution Combines Simple, Cost Effective Long Distance Zero Loss Protection and EMC RecoverPoint

NEWTON, Mass. –– Axxana today announced that its Phoenix System RP has been VSPEX® Lab Validated as part of an EMC® VSPEX Private Cloud for RecoverPoint solution to address the challenges customers face when replicating data over long distances. Axxana for VSPEX combines zero data loss over unlimited distances with EMC RecoverPoint® to enable customers to replicate their critical applications over unlimited distances and IP WAN infrastructure, without the risk of losing data, or incurring a long and laborious recovery process.

EMC VSPEX  provides customers the power to choose the hypervisor, server, and network technology they prefer to build and deploy private cloud and end user computing solutions based on EMC’s storage, backup and recovery solutions. Axxana’s Phoenix System RP layers on top of EMC’s VSPEX solution, with EMC RecoverPoint technology, to solve the challenge of data loss and applications inconsistency when replicating data over WAN and across distances. This enables customers to ensure the recoverability of their businesses with an RPO of Zero upon a disaster, within the shortest time possible.

AssuredSAN 4004 Storage Solutions From Dot Hill Provide Superior Performance, Reliability and Scalability to Post-Production Workflows

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative storage systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today at the IBC symposium in Amsterdam that two leading post-production solution providers have certified Dot Hill AssuredSAN® 4004 storage for use with their workflow solutions.

Blackmagic Design, which creates the world's highest quality and most innovative post-production, film and broadcast technology solutions, has certified the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Series for use with its DaVinci Resolve 11 color correction and editing solution.

Tiger Technology, which designs, markets, and supports world-class innovative storage workflow management solutions, has certified Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage for use with its Tiger Series solutions.

Tiger Technology will be showcasing its Tiger Series workflow management solutions running on a Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage platform here at the show in Hall 7, Stand C.10. Robert Keske, Tiger Technology CEO, said, "We're thrilled to be working closely with Dot Hill and to certify its great high-performance storage with Tiger Series Shared Storage Workflow Solutions. The industry is hungry for alternatives to complex and expensive file-sharing products, and the certified Dot Hill - Tiger combination provides multi-user content-centric productions with a complete and easy project, workspace, user, and media management solution."

Joe Swanson, Dot Hill vice president of marketing and business development, said, "The AssuredSAN product line is a perfect match for M&E requirements, delivering predictable performance, exceptional reliability and scalability. We are pleased to be certified by Tiger Technology and Blackmagic Design, which further validates our unique ability to cost-effectively address high-end video workflow requirements including the ability to handle multiple streams of 4K video directly from our storage solutions."

Dot Hill's rock-solid, wicked-fast AssuredSAN arrays provide over half a petabyte of high-speed 16Gb Fibre Channel storage with 99.999 percent data availability that can be shared by multiple users for maximum efficiency and increased workflow productivity. Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 solutions are built on the company's proven and patented RAID architecture, which integrates performance-tuning and optimization of randomized sequential I/O for Media and Entertainment workloads.

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 automated 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 is not responsible for statements made by third parties, including Tiger Technology.

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