New Go-to-Market Partnership Broadens Reach of Dot Hill Technology and Extends Quantum’s Leadership in Data Lifecycle Management

SAN JOSE, CA and LONGMONT, CO – April 13, 2015 — / — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) and Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL) today announced a new, global go-to-market partnership whereby Quantum will integrate Dot Hill’s full line of enterprise-class disk storage systems into its tiered storage offerings. By adding all of Dot Hill’s storage arrays to its scale-out storage and data protection portfolio, Quantum will further expand its range of solutions designed for managing data across its entire lifecycle in demanding environments. At the same time, Dot Hillwill extend its market footprint by leveraging Quantum’s channel, sales and marketing resources, and global service and support. Today’s announcement builds on the companies’ technology relationship and reflects a similar focus on providing best-in-class performance and value with solutions that incorporate multiple storage technologies.

Tiered Storage for Today’s Data-driven Demands
With the amount of data and its strategic value continuing to increase, customers face more challenges in managing, retaining and protecting their data while making it quickly accessible whenever and wherever it’s needed — all at the lowest possible cost. Both Quantum and Dot Hillhave been at the forefront in addressing these challenges, delivering high-performance solutions with different tiers of storage to achieve the optimal balance of accessibility and cost.

Dot Hill’s Enterprise-class Storage
Dot Hill has a broad portfolio of enterprise-class, primary block and SAN disk storage arrays with proven 99.999 percent availability. All of these will now be available through Quantum, including:

  • Hybrid storage arrays with RealStor™ software that autonomically measures data usage, identifies “hot” spots as they occur and continuously moves data to the most appropriate tier — SSD, SAS or Nearline SAS — in real time, even as that data changes minute by minute.
  • Ultra-dense arrays (Ultra48™ and Ultra56™ AssuredSAN®) that deliver maximum performance in a small footprint.
  • New AssuredSAN 6000 Series arrays with RealStream™ technology optimized for key vertical markets, including telecommunications infrastructure, network management, video surveillance, service providers and high performance computing (HPC) as well as other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Even Greater Value for Quantum Customers
Dot Hill’s disk products fit well within Quantum’s portfolio of both scale-out storage and data protection offerings:

  • Scale-out Storage: Quantum already uses Dot Hill storage in the form of Quantum’s StorNext® QXS disk systems, including the new StorNext QXS-5600 which has been extremely well-received by customers. As Quantum continues to build on its leadership in providing high-performance workflow and tiered storage for vertical markets and use cases — including media and entertainment, video surveillance, corporate video and HPC — it will leverage Dot Hill’s technology in meeting specialized storage requirements.
  • Data Protection: Quantum has a large install base of customers that have long relied on the company to address their data protection needs and help them adapt to ever-changing storage demands. By incorporating Dot Hill disk into its product line, Quantum will now be able to offer these customers an even broader range of solutions for storing and protecting data, including tiering data within and across primary storage, backup and archive.

Broader Market Reach for Dot Hill Technology
Quantum-branded Dot Hill storage is available now from Quantum’s worldwide network of resellers. The company supports these partners through its award-winning Quantum Allianceprogram, which offers sales tools, marketing resources, training, technical expertise and other services to help them succeed and grow. By leveraging its channel, global sales and marketing organization and service team — which provides support in more than 100 countries — Quantum will extend the reach of Dot Hill’s technology.

Supporting Quotes
Dana Kammersgard, President and CEO, Dot Hill Systems
“Dot Hill and Quantum have enjoyed a long-standing relationship as industry partners, and we see this new go-to-market collaboration as a win-win arrangement for both companies. Quantum has the global scale and scope to support a worldwide customer base, and will greatly accelerate and broaden the distribution of Dot Hill storage technology.”

Jon Gacek, President and CEO, Quantum
“Dot Hill has a strong set of products that address key challenges in dealing with highly demanding data workloads and make a great addition to Quantum’s tiered storage portfolio. Today’s announcement reflects our continued focus on delivering specialized solutions that enable customers to maximize the value of their data by managing and protecting it throughout its lifecycle.”

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage foundation to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at

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

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Be Certain and StorNext are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, RealStor, Ultra48, Ultra56, AssuredSAN and RealStream are trademarks of Dot Hill. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“Safe Harbor” Statement:
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to benefits from the Quantum Dot Hill relationship, including customer and reseller benefits and Quantum’s and Dot Hill’s future market positions and revenues, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum and Dot Hill on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s or Dot Hill’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum’s and Dot Hill’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the most recent filings by Quantum and Dot Hill, especially those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Quantum’s most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K under the headings “Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum and Dot Hill expressly disclaim any obligation to update or alter their forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Neither Dot Hillnor Quantum is responsible for statements made by third parties. Further, Dot Hill is not responsible for Quantum’s statements, and Quantum is not responsible for Dot Hill’s statements.

Brad Cohen
Quantum Corp.
(408) 944-4044

Ruth Macdonald
Dot Hill Systems

Source: Quantum