Virtensys I/O Virtualization Switch Named ‘Virtualization Product of the Year’ by Techworld

Virtensys ™ , Ltd, a leader in next-generation I/O solutions for data centers, today announced that its VIO 4000 switch won the Techworld “2009 Virtualization Product of the Year” award, a highly contested category. The Techworld Awards , now in their sixth year, celebrate all that is best about the IT industry in the European market, and highlight the range of innovation out there. Judging is conducted by an independent panel of industry experts and editors.

“This award is another great recognition of the immediate value that our switches bring to IT end-users,” said Ahmet Houssein, president and CEO at Virtensys. “There is a strong customer demand for products to solve server I/O bottleneck issues. Our I/O virtualization switches enable IT managers to immediately increase the efficiency and agility of their data centers and deploy end-to-end virtualization. We recently announced the general availability of our switches and we are in an excellent position to continue building on the traction we have already generated at key OEM customers and end-users. This award comes on the heels of our recent announcement revealing our EMEA expansion plans.”

About Virtensys I/O Virtualization Solutions

The VIO 4000 switches are the first products on the market to consolidate, virtualize and share the major types of server networking and storage connectivity, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel, without requiring any changes to servers, operating systems, networks, I/O adapters or management infrastructures. The switches deliver the full network and storage connectivity bandwidth to each server, while cutting I/O equipment cost in half and reducing power consumption by more than 70 percent. This establishes breakthrough levels of I/O price/performance and energy usage efficiency for connecting rack and blade servers to the data center network and storage infrastructures. The VIO 4000 switches are based on the native PCI Express® (PCIe) server standards. Previous industry recognition includes the ‘Best New Technology’ award at VMworld 2009 and CRN’s ‘Top 20 Storage Products from VMworld.’ The switches are available now in volume production through Virtensys worldwide channel partners.

About Virtensys Ltd

Virtensys 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. For more information, visit .