SOURCE: Aprius


November 17, 2009 08:45 ET

Aprius Presents on I/O for Virtualized Data Centers at Storage Decisions San Francisco 2009

Presentation Outlines I/O Considerations, Industry Initiatives and Data Center Networking

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Aprius, a company developing systems for virtualized data centers, today announced that Craig Thompson, vice president of product marketing, is presenting today at 2:30 p.m. PT at Storage Decisions San Francisco. Thompson's session will discuss I/O for virtualized data centers and highlight considerations, approaches and industry initiatives within this emerging area, as well as cost saving and utilization improvements with I/O Virtualization (IOV).

Aprius is developing IOV systems to provide data center managers with a virtualized pool of resources that is sharable across multiple servers and utilized on demand, letting IT managers assign I/O to the jobs that need it most. The Aprius IOV technology is designed to coexist within existing data center infrastructures, help companies implement network transparency and build networks that can scale for the future.

Thompson's presentation on IOV will outline how data center managers can address their network architectures to support virtualization and virtual storage growth. Key areas of discussion include:

--  How IOV removes potential performance bottlenecks allowing the number
    of virtual machines (VMs) on each server to be increased.
--  How IOV simplifies topologies and complexities within the data center
    network infrastructure by reducing the number of cards, cables and switch
    ports, and increasing resource usage visibility right down to the VM.
--  How IOV reduces power consumption by increasing utilization of fewer
    I/O and network resources.

"Server and storage virtualization provides cost savings, consolidation and greater flexibility within the data center, and virtualized I/O is poised to follow in the same direction by working alongside VMs and virtual storage," said Thompson. "As enterprises look to I/O virtualization solutions, they should not have to give up any of their current vendors for adapter cards, switching gear or management tools. Data center managers need solutions that are based on industry standards, coexist within current infrastructures and offer a simple design approach for future build outs."

Storage Decisions is a popular conference for storage-focused IT professionals. The conference offers insight, presentations and sessions from leading industry analysts, independent experts and vendors that offer a number of timely and relevant topics that storage and data center managers are facing today.

About Aprius

Aprius is developing systems that provide virtualized I/O resources to virtualized servers on-demand. Aprius systems greatly reduce the number of devices needed to connect virtual servers to network and storage resources, and accelerate the provisioning, management and mobility of I/O resources. For additional information, please contact us at or visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Craig Thompson
    Aprius Vice President of Product Marketing
    Email Contact

    Cathy Caldeira
    Metis Communications
    617-236-0500 x12
    Email Contact