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Rackable Systems Management Adjusts Key Roles
[August 15, 2008]

Rackable Systems Management Adjusts Key Roles


FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today announced three new executive appointments in order to better leverage in-house expertise in engineering and product development, strategy and business development.



Effective immediately, Rackable Systems' Founder and current Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Giovanni Coglitore, will assume all engineering and product development functions and becomes senior vice president of engineering and CTO. Coglitore has led the development of many of Rackable Systems' key innovations, including the patented half-depth form factor, DC Power technology and award winning ICE Cube(TM) modular data center. In this new role he will be tasked with leading the engineering team's efforts to design and deliver the next generation of innovative server, storage and data center solutions.

Rackable Systems' Senior Vice President and Chief Products Officer, Tony Gaughan, will assume a new key position within the company as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Gaughan will now orchestrate the vital role of expanding the company's strategic relationships and third party solutions.


"These organizational appointments reflect our focus on core innovation and key industry relationships," said Mark J. Barrenechea, president and CEO of Rackable Systems. "Gio has a long history of innovation as our founder and continues to bring innovative products to market, and Tony will enable our business development efforts as we professionally expand our relationships and third party offerings."

Dominic Martinelli, Rackable Systems' current vice president of information technology, was promoted to chief information officer (CIO) and will continue to lead the IT department by enabling scale with innovation. Martinelli has fifteen years of IT experience in fast-paced high tech environments and exudes deep technical knowledge in the areas of servers, storage, networking, and enterprise applications.

Coglitore, Gaughan and Martinelli are members of Rackable Systems' executive management team and continue to report directly to Barrenechea.

About Rackable Systems

Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK) is a leading provider of Eco-Logical(TM) servers and storage for large-scale data center deployments. The company's products are designed to provide benefits in the areas of density, thermal efficiency, serviceability, power distribution, data center mobility and remote management. Founded in 1999 and based in Fremont, California, Rackable Systems is a founding member of The Green Grid and serves Internet, enterprise software, federal government, entertainment, financial services, oil and gas exploration and HPC customers worldwide.

To learn more about Rackable Systems, visit www.rackable.com.

Rackable Systems is a registered trademark of Rackable Systems(R), Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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