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Rackable Shows New Architecture

FREMONT, Calif. -- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today announced the immediate availability of a broad portfolio of servers based on its new MicroSlice architecture, which eliminates the need for costly virtualization software and sets a new standard for price-performance-per-watt.

The MicroSlice architecture enables the smallest server footprint ever introduced by Rackable Systems, supporting up to 264 servers per cabinet while drawing as few as 72 watts per server. MicroSlice eliminates the need for virtualization software through “physicalization,” a revolutionary, hardware-based approach to virtualization which further improves the total cost of ownership.

“Rethinking the whole approach to an existing market is at times the best way to achieve the magic blend of reducing costs and improving performance,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Rackable Systems’ innovative mindset has achieved just that with its new building-block server architecture – delivering a package that is perfectly targeted for any users seeking to ‘do more for less’ in the current tight economic conditions.”

Rackable Systems Inc.