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July 24, 2012

Steve O'Donnell Named Chairman of the GreenBytes Board of Directors

GreenBytes (News - Alert) specializing in the development of high-performance virtualization optimization solutions, named Steve O’Donnell as Chairman of the GreenBytes Board of Directors.

Commenting on his future course of action, Steve O’Donnell said in a release, “Our top priorities are to leverage the category-leading technologies that GreenBytes brings to the virtualization market and to solve customer problems with targeted solutions that are simultaneously compelling and cost effective.”

“Information Technology stands at the crossroads of the growth of cloud computing and BYOC, combined with the solid-state data center. GreenBytes is poised to be at the forefront of innovation as this critical market continues to mature,” he added.

According to company sources, O’Donnell will be collaborating with the executive management team in order to lead the company in developing optimization solutions for implementing virtual infrastructures.

At present, O’Donnell is the Chairman of the Board at Preventia Limited, Chair of the Advisory Boards at Violin Memory, Inc., and Rackwise, Inc. He is also CEO at Chalet Tech, an advanced Big Data Security firm.

The author of “What Every CIO Wants -- a Guide for High Technology Salespeople,” O’Donnell is well experienced in green IT and sustainability and has received six industry awards including the British Computer Society Best Use of Green Technology. He is the initiator of the Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model and a promoter of IEEE (News - Alert) on Cloud and IT Security.

Bob Petrocelli, CEO, GreenBytes, said that Steve O’Donnell’s experience in the virtualization markets will augment GreenBytes’ capabilities.

With fast adoption of cloud-based solutions the company’s upcoming business strategy will focus on addressing difficulties faced by IT managers during virtual desktop infrastructure deployments and management, Petrocelli added.

GreenBytes delivers energy-efficient inline data deduplication solutions which are meant for high availability (HA), high-intensity virtualization environments. The company’s technology features a purpose-built appliance with integrated Globally Optimized (GO) software that helps in easy adoption of virtualization deployments.

Recently GreenBytes announced the receipt of a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its method of the allocation of data on physical media by a file system that eliminates duplicate data. This unique primary deduplication technology is a part of the architecture of the company’s highly available (HA) Solidarity and HA-3000 data storage platforms to solve complex issues for production virtual infrastructure assignments.

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Edited by Rich Steeves
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