Dave Roberson of Hitachi Data Systems joins RagingWire Telecommunications Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, California
March 12, 2002

RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc., a leading provider of premium managed service solutions and information technology (IT) infrastructure, today announced that Dave Roberson, COO of Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), has joined its board of directors.

Roberson has more than 20 years experience with Hitachi Data Systems, where he has been the driving force behind the company’s sudden emergence as the world’s fastest growing enterprise storage company. During his tenure, he has held several senior positions at the company, including CFO, chief business officer, head of enterprise resources, and general counsel. Roberson’s leadership and guidance has been instrumental in helping Hitachi Data Systems become a $2 billion global provider of enterprise-class storage solutions that serve customers in 43 countries.

“We are very excited to have Dave Roberson on RagingWire’s board of directors,” said George Macricostas, CEO of RagingWire. “His wealth of operational and industry experience will be a tremendous asset to RagingWire in meeting its business objectives. He brings an enormous amount of industry knowledge and business leadership to our team.”

“RagingWire’s unique business model is run by a solid management team experienced in both the technical and managerial aspects of establishing and operating a successful IT services company,” said Roberson. “By delivering highly customized and flexible solutions with superior client service, RagingWire is perfectly positioned to fill the underserved FORTUNE 1000 enterprise market seeking next-generation IT services.”

About RagingWire

RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (RES) provides highly custom and flexible IT solutions that accommodate the business needs of large, data-intensive enterprise companies. RES operates a reliable and secure Enterprise Data CenterSM facility engineered to provide "five nines" (99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions that maintain Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies mission-critical back-office IT systems. RES enables its clients to reduce their operating costs, speed time to market, and focus on their core competencies. For more information about RES, access www.ragingwire.com.

About Hitachi Data Systems

For further information on Hitachi Data Systems, access http://www.hds.com