GreenBytes Names O’Donnell Chairman

GreenBytes Inc., a developer of virtualization optimization software, has named Steve O’Donnell chairman. O’Donnell currently serves as chairman of Preventia Limited; chair of the advisory boards at Violin Memory Inc. and Rackwise Inc.; and is CEO at Chalet Tech, a “big data” security firm.


GreenBytes, Inc., a developer of high-performance virtualization optimization solutions, today announced that Steve O’Donnell has been named Chairman of the GreenBytes Board of Directors. O’Donnell brings over three decades of global high technology experience to GreenBytes where he plans to work closely with the executive management team as the company continues to innovate and develop industry-leading optimization solutions for virtual infrastructure.


O’Donnell currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Preventia Limited, Chair of the Advisory Boards at Violin Memory, Inc., and Rackwise, Inc., and is CEO at Chalet Tech, an advanced Big Data Security firm. Previously, O’Donnell was CEO at MEEZA in Qatar, a large data center and managed services business, Managing Director at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), 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.


Supporting Quotes:


“Steve O’Donnell is one of the brightest guys in all of infrastructure,” said Mark Shirman, former GlassHouse CEO and current CEO of RiverMeadow. “He knows how to drive change and get things done. Steve’s companies optimize assets, reduce risk, and increase service levels in a measurable and demonstrable way.”


“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,” said Steve O’Donnell, Chairman, GreenBytes. “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.”


“Steve O’Donnell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the virtualization markets to the GreenBytes Board and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Bob Petrocelli, CEO, GreenBytes. “As businesses increasingly adopt cloud-based solutions, Steve will play an integral role in our business strategy as we work together to address the acute pain points felt by IT managers during virtual desktop infrastructure deployments and management.”


About GreenBytes, Inc.

GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication solutions based on patented technology. Designed for high availability (HA), high-intensity virtualization environments, GreenBytes technology features a next-generation, purpose-built appliance with integrated Globally Optimized (GO) software that enables rapid virtualization adoption. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Ashaway, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit:


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