SOURCE: Fabric7 Systems, Inc.

September 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Fabric7 Bolsters Leadership Team -- Adds EVP of Worldwide Field Operations

New Executive VP Foresees Continual Market Opportunity for Next-Generation Architectures

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- Fabric7 Systems, Inc., the company that achieved a fundamental breakthrough in server design with its fabric computing architecture, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin O'Keefe as executive vice president of field operations and product marketing. O'Keefe brings over 24 years of broad business development and management experience to Fabric7. At Fabric7, O'Keefe's responsibilities include direct sales, channel/OEM sales, customer support and professional services. He is also responsible for product and solutions marketing for Fabric7's server line.

"Kevin's deep expertise in selling and marketing enterprise technology is an invaluable asset as we continue to grow our field operations and build on our early successes with both existing customers and new relationships," said Dr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of Fabric7.

Most recently, O'Keefe was the area director for Sun Microsystems' StorageTek, Inc. division where he managed a large sales organization targeting key enterprise customers. Previously, O'Keefe was CEO at Diogenes, Inc. which was acquired by The TriZetto Group. Throughout his career, O'Keefe has held various executive management positions including: executive vice president of NativeMinds Inc., later acquired by Verity Inc., and CEO of MineShare Inc., acquired by Digital Impact. Prior to MineShare, O'Keefe was general manager of the financial services business unit at Stratus Computer Inc. O'Keefe holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Wharton Business School.

"Fabric7 is leading a wave of next-generation architectures that will bring new value to the enterprise and I am thrilled to join the team," said O'Keefe. "Our competitors are relying on proprietary RISC/Unix technologies and high prices, but Fabric7 has delivered a real alternative by designing high-performance servers with industry standard processors and operating systems to offer significantly better price/performance. The opportunity to unlock new value for customers with Fabric7's scalable x64 architecture is exciting."

Since Fabric7's launch late last year, the company has made impressive headway in the high and midrange server market, continuing to innovate with its two powerful enterprise servers, the Q160 and Q80. Based on the company's fabric computing architecture and AMD's Opteron processor, Fabric7's servers are gaining traction with key customers seeking price and performance advantages over competitive servers that rely on expensive proprietary chips and operating systems.

About Fabric7

Fabric7 designs and builds enterprise servers that integrate compute and networking technologies into a dynamic fabric of IT resources. Fabric7 delivers a fundamental breakthrough in server design that provides its customers the flexibility, efficiency, and simplicity required to meet their changing business needs. Fabric7 is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's website at or call +1 (650) 210-0100.

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