GreenBytes Names Stephen O'Donnell as Chief Executive Officer
ASHAWAY, RI, Nov 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
GreenBytes(R), Inc., a developer of cloud-scale IO-offload
solutions that enable organizations to meet desktop virtualization
performance requirements using their existing architecture, today
announced that Chairman Steve O'Donnell has been named Chief
Executive Officer. O'Donnell, who will continue to serve as Chairman
of the GreenBytes Board of Directors, will lead the executive
management team and drive strategic business efforts that will enable
the company to shape the desktop virtualization market with its IO
Offload Engine, a high-performance network infrastructure device
purpose-built to absorb the transient IO (input/output) required for
VM (virtual machine) booting, rapid provisioning and swap to provide
an excellent virtual desktop user experience at an affordable cost.
Before joining GreenBytes, O'Donnell was CEO at MEEZA in Qatar, a
large data center and managed services business, Managing Director at
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) EMEA, a leading analyst firm, Global
Head of Data Centre Operations at British Telecom, and member of the
Advisory Board at Fusion-io. Recognized as an expert in green IT and
sustainability, O'Donnell has been the recipient of six industry
awards including the British Computer Society Best Use of Green
Technology. He acts as a spokesperson for the IEEE on Cloud and IT
Security. O'Donnell is the author of "What Every CIO Wants - a Guide
for High Technology Salespeople" and is credited as the initiator of
the Green Grid's Data Center Maturity Model.
Back in August, GreenBytes announced the IO Offload Engine, a
purpose-built, cloud-scale desktop virtualization solution that
enables organizations to reliably and cost-effectively meet demanding
virtualization performance requirements using their existing storage
architecture. With an increasing number of customer deployments
throughout North America and Europe, O'Donnell will work closely with
newly appointed Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Brett Johnson,
in ramping up global sales efforts and strategic partnerships.
Earlier this year, GreenBytes received $12 Million in Series B
funding in a round led by London-based Generation Investment
Management LLP, along with participation from Battery Ventures and
GreenBytes management. The company also recently announced the
expansion of its business operations in Europe with the growth of its
team in London and the opening of an office in Amsterdam, adding key
engineering, sales and marketing personnel.
"I am honoured to take on the position of CEO at GreenBytes at such
an exciting and pivotal time in the company's development," said
Steve O'Donnell, Chairman and CEO, GreenBytes. "With a solid
foundation and collective laser focus on solving the performance,
cost and complexity problems around desktop virtualization, I am
committed to furthering GreenBytes' efforts in establishing itself as
a premier brand and solution provider in the global virtualization
"Steve is more than a great executive; he is also a great person,"
said Bob Petrocelli, Founder and CTO, GreenBytes. "Having him step
into the CEO role was a happy decision for all of us. Steve has been
a tremendous asset to our team since joining GreenBytes as Chairman
earlier this year, and we are excited for what the future holds for
the company under his guidance and leadership."
"Steve O'Donnell is one of the very rare breed of IT technology
executives who has truly walked the walk -- he has lived this life,"
said Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy
Group. "Operating data centers all over the world, Steve knows the
difference between a novel idea and a practical need. His involvement
instantly gives GreenBytes credibility on a global level."
About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of cloud-scale
IO-Offload solutions that enable organizations to reliably and
cost-effectively meet desktop virtualization performance requirements
using their existing architecture. Designed for high availability
(HA), high-intensity virtualization environments, GreenBytes
solutions are purpose-built to enable rapid and affordable desktop
virtualization adoption. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based
in Ashaway, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit:
GreenBytes and the GreenBytes logo are registered trademarks of
GreenBytes, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the
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SOURCE: GreenBytes, Inc.
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