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Engineering and Development Executive chosen for over 20 years of industry experience and track record of success

Slough, UK –– 19 September, 2007 – SEPATON, Inc., the leader in high-performance data protection solutions, today announced the appointment of Fidelma Russo as executive vice president of engineering and development. A highly-regarded technologist skilled at driving strategy and innovation, Russo will lead SEPATON’s engineering organisation and oversee the continuing technical advancement of its innovative ContentAware software architecture for intelligent data protection.

With over 20 years of experience in servers, storage and the data center, Russo brings extensive expertise in all aspects of software product development strategy and execution. During her career she has held executive and senior management roles with HP, Sun Microsystems, EMC, Digital and Data General.

Russo will report directly to SEPATON President and CEO, Mike Worhach, who states, “Fidelma’s proven record of developing products for some of the world’s most recognisable technology power-houses combined with her practical approach to managing high-performance engineering teams further strengthens our product development group. She recognises the tremendous market opportunity at our doorstep and her expertise in all areas of the market makes her the ideal candidate to take our engineering efforts to the next level.”

“The market for data protection solutions is growing on a trajectory not typically seen in most industries,” said Fidelma Russo, SEPATON’s executive vice president of engineering and development. “After an extensive review of alternative approaches to data de-duplication, virtual tape and remote replication, it is clear that SEPATON’s ContentAware architecture sets it apart from other attempts in scalability, modularity, ‘future proofing,’ and more. I am very excited to join this experienced team of storage industry experts and to contribute to the company’s future success.”

Most recently, Russo served as vice president of HP’s Adaptive Infrastructure (AI) which is part of HP’s business technology portfolio. Russo drove the evolution of products and services required for HP to deliver on the next-generation data center trend. Prior to HP, Russo was a senior vice president at Sun Microsystems where she was responsible for all aspects of the SAN, NAS and storage software business including product portfolio investments, design, development and support. During her tenure she helped to drive strategy and innovation into all aspects of the business. She has also held a number of executive and senior management positions at EMC, Data General and Digital with responsibility for a wide variety of server, storage and software product lines.

Russo holds an engineering degree from the National University of Ireland and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.

About SEPATON, Inc.

SEPATON is enabling companies of any size to comply with demanding data storage and retrieval requirements by changing the rules of data protection. We provide innovative, disk-based solutions that are intelligent, reliable and reduce storage, management and recovery costs. Because the proven SEPATON ContentAware™ architecture keeps track of all files and content, it enables faster and more efficient performance of a range of advanced data protection, data retention and data recovery functions. SEPATON’s virtual tape library systems dramatically out-perform tape and other disk-based solutions. For additional information call 508-490-7900 or visit

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