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General Dynamics Picks Dot Hill

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a market leader in providing high performance, flexible storage offerings and responsive service and support to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators, today announced it was chosen as a subcontractor by General Dynamics C4 Systems to provide technology to support development of a conduction cooled RAID controller storage module for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program's Integrated Computer System (ICS).

As the Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure used across all FCS platforms, the ICS system will provide computer processing, networking, information assurance and data storage resources necessary to support the network-centric operations of FCS.

Under the terms of the contract, Dot Hill's industry-leading Rapid Evolution (R/Evolution(TM)) RAID-based architecture will be used to meet the data and networking performance and reliability needs of the FCS, a family of advanced, networked air- and ground-based military systems for use by the Army's Future Forces.

Dot Hill technology is currently integrated into harsh environment applications with several international defense contractors.
Dot Hill offers Prime Contractors a complete family of mobile and rugged storage systems -- from its entry-level Series 2000 to its flagship NEBS Level 3 and MIL-STD-810F-certified Series 5000, with enhanced performance supporting more than 1.3 gigabytes per second throughput and 150,000 IOPS. This unique family-based approach enables customers with the ability to upgrade systems easily to protect their investment and avoid the high cost barriers and time-to-market penalties that changing embedded real-time computing systems normally incur. In addition, Dot Hill offers unparalleled scalability and fully fault-tolerant solutions required for emerging USDOD C4ISR applications.

"We are proud to support General Dynamics C4 Systems and the U.S. Army," said Cooper Cowart, vice president, worldwide marketing, Dot Hill. "Dot Hill storage solutions offer the ruggedness, performance and scalability needed to withstand arduous mission-critical operating environments - in this case, the battlefield - where failure is not an option."

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