Exhibit 99.(a)(1)(A )
R ACKABLE S YSTEMS , I NC .
46600 L ANDING P ARKWAY
F REMONT , C ALIFORNIA 94538
OFFER TO EXCHANGE
TO PURCHASE COMMON STOCK
June 11, 2007
RACKABLE SYSTEMS, INC.
OFFER TO EXCHANGE OUTSTANDING OPTIONS
THE OFFER EXPIRES AT 5:00 P.M., U.S. PACIFIC TIME,
ON JULY 10, 2007 , UNLESS WE EXTEND THE OFFER
We are offering eligible employees the opportunity to exchange outstanding options to purchase shares of
our common stock that have an exercise price that is equal to or greater than $16.00 per share (Eligible Option
Grants) for a reduced number of Restricted Stock Units (Restricted Stock Units) to be granted under our 2005
Equity Incentive Plan (Offer). If you are an eligible employee and wish to accept this Offer, you must complete an
election form agreeing to exchange one or more of your Eligible Option Grants for Restricted Stock Units and
specifying the Eligible Option Grants to be exchanged. This Offer is currently expected to expire at 5:00 p.m.,
U.S. Pacific Time, on July 10, 2007, unless we extend the Offer to a later date (Expiration Date).
The Offer will be open to all persons (Eligible Holders) that as of the commencement of the Offer are
employed by us or our wholly-owned subsidiaries. However, members of our Board of Directors, our Chief
Executive Officer, and our Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing will not be eligible to
participate in the Offer.
The ratio of shares subject to Eligible Option Grants cancelled to Restricted Stock Units issued ranges
from 2-to-1 to 3.5-to-1. These exchange ratios are intended to result in the issuance of Restricted Stock Units
that have a fair value, determined using an option valuation model, roughly equivalent to (a) for Eligible Option
Grants with exercise prices in the $16.00 - 24.99 range, the fair value of the cancelled options that they replace
as of the date this Offer is commenced, depending on where they fall withi