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Rocksoft Debuts US Operations

Mounting demand for its patented technology leads to opening of USA offices and a series of strategic initiatives aimed at expanding its US market presence


San Jose, CA - November 29, 2004

Rocksoft® Limited, a technology leader in data coalescence and integrity assurance, today announced the opening of its US operations and the appointment of IT industry veteran, Todd Viegut, to head up its new US operations.

Over the past 4-5 years, Rocksoft has developed a strong line of data integrity assurance solutions and data coalescence technologies. Rocksoft's Blocklets™ redundant data elimination technology has been shown to remove over 90% of redundant data within a storage subsystem.

In addition to overseeing US offices and personnel in Dallas and San Jose, Viegut's charter encompasses establishing the company's technology licensing programs, implementing a new "go-to-market" strategy and driving alliances and technology partnerships with storage and IT industry leaders.

Viegut is responsible for managing all aspects of Rocksoft's thrust into the US market and responding to the increasing interest in Rocksoft's technology from OEM and technology partners. With the explosive growth in the information management market and the need for ever-faster access to data, the market demand for Rocksoft's patented Blocklets technology is growing rapidly.

Rocksoft CEO N. James Johnson said, "We are very pleased to have Todd heading up our US operations. He's a seasoned high-tech professional who brings experience in building and managing dynamic, fast-growing organizations and the leadership skills needed to establish our US market presence. As we position the company for the growth we're anticipating over the next five years, we will look to Todd to execute key strategic initiatives that will enable us to evolve into a market leader in ILM-enabling data coalescence and data integrity assurance."

Viegut joins the company as its COO and senior vice president, bringing a 20-year track record in managing and introducing advanced technologies to market. Prior to joining Rocksoft, he managed worldwide marketing at Storage Computer Corporation where he was instrumental in driving some of the industry's first cross-country OC48 replication projects. His background also includes executive positions and corporate roles with Vianet Technologies, Connectware, Abbott Labs and Texas Instruments.

"Rocksoft offers tremendous value. It's a company with unique and differentiated technologies that set it apart from all other players in the market. As companies seek to manage data throughout their enterprises, they'll be looking to Blocklets-powered, ILM-ready solutions to support the underlying infrastructure," said Viegut. "I welcome the opportunity to be part of an organization that's poised to be a force for change in the storage and integrity assurance industries."

About Rocksoft

Rocksoft delivers the data streamlining and integrity assurance technologies that power the information management infrastructure by eliminating data redundancy, reducing overhead and improving performance in data access and storage. Founded in 2000 in Adelaide, Australia, Rocksoft has North American offices in Dallas, Texas and San Jose, California.

For more information, visit www.rocksoft.com.

About Blocklets

Rocksoft is a first mover in data streamlining - the next generation in data coalescence. Rocksoft's patented Blocklets delivers technology that eliminates data redundancy, reduces overhead and improves performance in data access and transport. Addressing the need for both coalescence and continuous data protection, Rocksoft enables the transformation of today's data management software into Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions.