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Rackable Adds Modular Data Center

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today unveiled ICE Cube, the companys new modular data center environment. Designed to augment or replace traditional data centers of any size, ICE Cube features computing density levels of up to 11,200 processing cores or up to 4.1 Petabytes of storage in a standard 40’ x 8’ ISO shipping container. ICE Cube enables IT administrators to quickly and easily deploy a cost-effective and high-performance data center environment in virtually any location.

Based on Rackable Systems’ award-winning Concentro™ modular data center design—first deployed in March, 2007—this newest generation of the Integrated Concentro Environment (ICE) features nearly 20 percent greater density levels, a broader choice of container sizes and configurability of Rackable Systems’ Eco-Logical™ servers and storage, as well as more rapid production times. Customized and built-to-order, ICE Cube can be deployed with Rackable Systems’ broad range of space-saving, half-depth servers and storage, including its new V Series line of virtualized servers. With advanced production capabilities, Rackable Systems can design, build and deliver a fully-populated ICE Cube to customers in a matter of weeks.

“ICE Cube changes everything,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, president and CEO of Rackable Systems. “The data center is now mobile and modular, achieving reductions in energy and facility costs by as much as 50 percent. And ICE Cube can dramatically reduce deployment times—enabling design to deployment of a fully-functional, built-to-order data center in a mere 90 days or less.”

Rackable Systems Inc.