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March 18, 2014

ELKO Group to Distribute Dot Hill Storage Products

RIGA, Latvia and LONDON, U.K., March 18 — ELKO Group, one of the leading IT channel companies in Eastern Europe and one of the largest companies in Latvia, and Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced that ELKO Group will distribute the full range of Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage solutions in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, and in the CIS member states.

Founded 30 years ago, to date Dot Hill has deployed more than 600,000 storage systems worldwide and owns numerous patents for its innovative storage technologies.

Aleksandrs Orlovs, ELKO Group Distribution Director, said, “End users are demanding ever-increasing efficiency and performance from their storage, particularly in the case of environments such as cloud and high-performance computing, video streaming and content generation. Our cooperation with Dot Hill will allow our partners to enjoy the great price-performance offered by the AssuredSAN series.”

By combining storage software with the industry’s most flexible and extensive hardware platform, Dot Hill addresses end users’ storage needs with a unique and complete platform. Its best-in-class AssuredSAN systems are known for their outstanding performance, efficiency, flexibility and scalability. The Company’s solutions are ideally suited for emerging trends such as virtualization, cloud computing, big data analysis and other demanding applications such as high-performance computing and video post-production. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN series offers a broad portfolio of networked RAID storage solutions delivering cost-effective entry-level storage through to intelligent automated real-time tiering systems.

Brad Painter, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Dot Hill, added, “We anticipate that ELKO will introduce Dot Hill products to a significant share of the EMEA market, a series of regions that have tremendous potential for us. ELKO is a highly respected name and the team’s knowledge of each local market they play in will be an incredible asset for us. I am looking forward to great things together.”

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. Further information: www.dothill.com.

About ELKO Group

ELKO Group was founded in 1993 and is one of the largest IT product wholesalers in Eastern Europe. The main course of action is wholesale of computer and electronic products in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, and CIS member states. ELKO Group represents more than 90 IT vendors and sells their goods to more than 7000 retailers, local computer producers and system integrators. ELKO Group offers more than 20000 product titles from the most famous suppliers – Acer, AMD, Asus, HGST, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Seagate, Sony, Western Digital and others. At the moment more than 700 people are employed with ELKO. ELKO Group belongs to several legal entities and investment fund Amber Trust. Further information: www.elkogroup.com

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Source: ELKO Group