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Caltech relies on Dot Hill’s high-performance storage and GlusterFS for important study of C02 emissions.
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Deutsch Inc. Implements DAM with Dot Hill Storage

Deutsch Inc.

Dot Hill’s proven storage solutions are used to manage and preserve digital assets and data. The solution includes coast to coast replication and integration with Xinet.
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GSG – Drives Productivity, Secures Creative Assets, and Implements DR with Dot Hill

Graphical Systems Group successfully completes an ambitious data migration and disaster recovery plan with high-performing and reliable AssuredSAN storage. The implementation included securing digital assets with using Xinet for a complete Digital Asset Management solution.

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Bakersfield School District Implements Video Surveillance with Dot Hill

Using RealStor™ Software and a hybrid storage system, Bakersfield captures the video from 2000 cameras, renders into a compressed format, and storage images for 30 days, with one AssuredSAN Pro 5000 system.

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TelecityGroup – Managed Services Data Center Operator

TelecityGroup is challenged to support customer data center growth, including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) connecting data centers across Europe. Dot Hill’s hybrid platform with SSDs and RealStor software delivers excellent quality of service (QoS) to customers, as well as easy expansion and management.

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Smith Affiliated Capital

Smith Affiliated Capital re-architects its datacenter using Dot Hill storage to improve service levels and increase efficiency.

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Leeds Teaching Hospital

How did this hospital meet the growth of new and existing patients and records systems? The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 easily manages the random workload of many virtualized applications, even at peak times.

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How does Framestore manage media assets for blockbusters like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? By choosing the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series to keep assets live and available, even as they move on to new projects.

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SGO Mistika

SGO is an established leading European developer of high-end solutions including its flagship digital intermediate (DI) and Stereo 3D system Mistika, and on set application Mistika Live, for the post production and broadcast industries. Leading the 2D and stereo 3D post-production market requires constant innovation and support from best-in- class technologies, the Dot Hill AssuredSAN platform is one of the key components that provides a competitive advantage.

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STARZ Entertainment

Starz Entertainment is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with millions of subscribers. Faced with so much growth, they were looking for a new post-production solution and found answers with the AssuredSAN 3000.

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Warren Miller Entertainment

Warren Miller Entertainment, the premier ski film production company, went with Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN 8Gb Fibre Channel storage solution to make sure all editing suites were operating at full capacity. For Warren Miller, it’s about speed, throughput and managing huge HD files with ease.

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Architectural and Graphics Design consultants use AssuredSAN storage with HTA’s design team improve workflows with VMware, Veeam backup software and AssuredSAN storage. Improvements include much quicker access to reference files and quicker and more secure backups.

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Open University

The Open University had ambitious requirements for its new SAN platform which included increasing both performance and storage density for IT resources for its 260,000 students, 7,000 tutors and 1,200 full time staff. Learn how Dot Hill data storage met their challenges.

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Worle Community School

WORLE SCHOOL required VMware and Veeam certification and an easy user experience. They found the setup wizard took them through the configuration step in minutes.

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Ohio State University

When Ohio State was looking for storage that would improve reliability, expand capacity and support Apple and Windows, they found a smart, simple, storage solution in the AssuredSAN product.

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University of Sussex

Premier research and educational institution relies on Dot Hill to support thousands of students.

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Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust

Healthcare trusts employ compact, yet high capacity AssuredSAN to back up their VMware environment.

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Grundon, a public sector waste management utility, responds document retention requirements with AssuredSAN storage

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The Pepsi Center

The Pepsi Center was looking for ways to share storage to increase editing productivity as well as move to non-linear editing to accommodate HD and new output formats. They found answers with Apple Xsan, Xserve and Dot Hill AssuredSAN 8Gb Fibre Channel Storage.

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Bonnier Corp.

Bonnier was able to consolidate 50TB of media from a number of FireWire drives to a 24TB shared storage solution using the Dot Hill AssuredSAN. With the AssuredSAN’s 8Gb Fibre Channel interface they were able to speed up editing, rendering and share common elements so that editors could share common elements.

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Rockingham County, NC Government

At Rockingham County Government, the IT director was able to accomplish several goals with the Dot Hill AssuredSAN, VMware and IBM servers. He was able to consolidate files from different departments, increase availability, and start at a price point that fit the budget, both now and in the future.

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Staffordshire Learning Technologies

When Staffordshire Learning Technologies needed an iSCSI SAN solution that was VMWare Compat­ibility List certified, they chose Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN because of superior investment protection and price-performance.

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ICANotes was searching for ways to ensure 24×7 online data access for Healthcare professionals. By implementing Dot Hill’s storage with snapshots they were able to reduce their backup windows and plan for storage growth.

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RIZ IT offers hosted solutions for core IT services, including VMware Enterprise Cloud Services utilizing Dot Hill storage.

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Phoenix International Systems

Working with Dot Hill rugged controllers, Phoenix has created an ultra ruggedized storage solution for the JSTARS and AWACS programs that meets the MIL SPEC 910D hammer shock test.

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SUSE, a leading provider of enterprise Linux solutions, sees an immediate performance increase due to AssuredSAN caching algorithms.

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NextVault is a leading provider of data backup, recovery, file and email archiving solutions for small, medium, and large businesses primarily in North America, and also internationally.

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Frame Linear

Frame Linear has scaled its business with AssuredSAN storage. This high performance storage system allows Frame Linear to take on the most demanding of projects and the highest resolution workflows.

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