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Cisco Board Member and Cisco Executive Join Gadzoox Networks'

Gadzoox Networks, a global supplier of intelligent Storage Area Network (SAN) products, today announced the appointment of Steven M. West, former CEO of Entera Inc., and Sylvia Summers, group vice president, Cisco Systems, to the Company's board of directors.

"As part of our strategic direction and focus for the company, we have been bringing in top talent and building a strong leadership team," said Gadzoox Networks' president and CEO, Michael Parides. "Steve and Sylvia bring extensive industry experience to our board of directors, and they will provide an important strategic viewpoint regarding the convergence that is occurring in the storage and networking markets."

Steven M. West has over 15 years of storage experience, most recently as CEO of Entera, a content management company. He has also held various executive positions with EDS, including president and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems (a joint venture between Hitachi and EDS) and president of the Infotainment business unit. West serves on the board of Cisco Systems, where he is also the chairman of the audit committee. He has previously held board positions with the Greater Bay Area Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and KTEH Public Television.

Sylvia Summers has more than 20 years of storage and management experience in the high-tech sector. She is currently employed at Cisco Systems as group vice president in the Service Provider Line of Business, a $4 billion business group. Summers previously held executive and management positions at StorageTechnology, Group Bull, Motorola and Texas Instruments.