Virtensys™, Ltd, a provider of I/O virtualization solutions for data centers, today announced that Mark Christensen, a former Intel executive and technology veteran, has joined its board of directors. Christensen held various engineering and executive positions at Intel Corporation during his 23-year tenure there. He was also responsible for managing Intel Capital's investments in mobile devices and communications infrastructure. In 2005, Christensen founded Global Capital Management, a consulting company for technology start-up companies.
“I am impressed with the market opportunity for I/O virtualization and with the way the company is solving real customer problems today,” said Mark Christensen. “Virtensys’ products optimize server networking and storage connectivity, and act as a catalyst to the next-generation green IT data centers. Customers are deploying the VIO-4000 I/O virtualization switches today without making any changes to their existing data center infrastructures and can immediately benefit from the flexibility and significant power and cost-savings that they bring. I am very happy to be able to contribute to the success of the company.”
“I am pleased to announce the addition of Mark Christensen to our board of directors,” said John Nicholson, chairman of board at Virtensys. “His combined engineering, business development, and venture capital expertise will be valuable in helping our company reach its goals.”
About Virtensys I/O Virtualization Solutions
The award-winning VIO-4000 switches consolidate and share server I/O resources. The switches connect to servers via the native PCI Express interconnect and eliminate network and storage cable, as well as access layer switches from the racks. This substantially reduces I/O power consumption, capital equipment costs, number of cables, server management complexity, and operational expenses by more than 60 percent. The VIO-4000 series are the industry’s only I/O virtualization switches that are deployed without any modification to the existing servers or networks in the data center, and support all the major networking and storage connectivity, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI and SAS/SATA. The switches deliver the industry’s best server I/O price/performance and lowest energy consumption for accessing network and storage infrastructures through traditional or converged networks.
About Virtensys Ltd
Virtensys (virtensys.com) develops industry-leading, patented PCI Express®-based I/O virtualization technologies for servers and storage platforms, revolutionizing the way I/O infrastructures are deployed and used in data centers, and delivering significant improvements in I/O utilization, cost, performance, power consumption, and management. The deployment of the IOV switches is totally non-disruptive and dramatically reduces IT complexity and expenses. The company was founded in December 2005 by leading technologists in the fields of high-performance switching, networking, and systems design, and is backed by several premier technology venture capital firms.