67 WALL STREET, New York - September 13, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Data Hosting Centers and Data Storage Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.
Topics covered: Data Hosting Centers - Flash Memory - Cloud Computing Secular Trends - Data Center REITs - Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing - International Enterprise and Consumer Demand
Companies include: Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL) and many more.
In the following excerpt from the Data Hosting Centers and Data Storage Report, the President, CEO and Director of Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:
TWST: Is there any particular product you've introduced recently or anything currently in development that you can tell us about?
Mr. Kammersgard: While we keep our roadmap products under wraps, I can tell you that we recently introduced a new product in our entry space market that HP is now selling. We codeveloped the MSA 2040 with HP, and it is also branded HP. They announced the MSA 2040 on May 13 and launched it on June 10. The MSA 2040 gives Hewlett-Packard a first-to-market advantage with respect to 16-gigabit Fibre Channel entry-level storage products. That is, none of its competitors have yet announced an equivalent product.
Prior to that, we launched and began shipping our midrange products, the AssuredSAN 4000 and the AssuredSAN 5000, in the early part of this year. They have some very unique characteristics that are targeted and well-suited for the vertical markets that we are focusing on, which includes media and entertainment, oil and gas, Big Data, digital image archiving, HPC, among others.
TWST: What trends are you seeing in terms of the demand from and needs of your main customers?
Mr. Kammersgard: That's a great question. The obvious trends are well-documented and well-known, and probably relatively well-hyped as well, and those include migration to the cloud and solid state and/or flash-based storage. We participate in both of those, both generically as well as vertically specific.
I'll give you an example. One of our customers is a well-known movie production editing/finishing company, and they provide a cloud service based on our storage for a variety of the major production studio houses. Another customer that we just announced in the oil and gas space essentially provides a cloud of subsurface image data for oil and gas exploration and analytics. And in our AssuredSAN 5000, which is a solid-state/hard-disk hybrid array product, we have some really cool features around real-time tiering that enables the storage array to migrate up and down the stack, the hottest and/or coldest data, to put the right data at the right place at the right time. This is a great feature for the server and desktop virtualization environments.
At the same time, we see a significant trend back toward...
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