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GreenBytes

August 08, 2013 10:43 ET

GreenBytes Appoints Storage Industry Luminary to Industry Advisory Board

Barry Rudolph, Former IBM Executive, to Help Guide Desktop Virtualization Leader's Next Phase of Growth

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) -  GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured virtual desktop optimization solutions that uniquely support existing infrastructure, today announced that Barry Rudolph has joined its industry advisory board. Rudolph, a former IBM executive with more than 30 years of storage and networking leadership, will help guide GreenBytes as it grows and innovates in the desktop virtualization market.

"We are extremely pleased to have Barry join our advisory board. His extraordinary accomplishments at IBM, vast storage industry expertise, and deep understanding of how OEMs operate will be invaluable as GreenBytes continues to grow," said Steve O'Donnell, Chairman and CEO, GreenBytes. "We're particularly excited to have Barry's insights as we refine our business strategy and expand efforts around the OEM channel."

"GreenBytes is addressing critical storage-related desktop virtualization issues in ways that are truly unique, and that significantly impact the technology's cost, performance and adoption," said Rudolph. "I'm pleased to join GreenBytes' advisory board and share insights into how the company can help partners and enterprises realize even greater benefits from desktop virtualization."

Currently on the boards of Velocidata and Dot Hill Systems, Mr. Rudolph was with IBM for 32 years until his retirement in 2010. He held numerous senior-level positions with responsibilities in various functional roles including operations, product and market management, engineering, product development, test and assurance, program management, field support and direct manufacturing. Additionally, Mr. Rudolph held business general management roles with responsibility for all aspects of the P&L. Mr. Rudolph served as Vice President for a variety of IBM groups including Storage Strategy, Stack Integration, and Strategic Relationships, and as responsible business executive for the disk storage, tape and archive, and networking hardware businesses. 

Mr. Rudolph joins other distinguished IT veterans on GreenBytes' industry advisory board:

  • Randall Chalfant, Advisor, IABPro; former CTO, Sun Microsystems
  • Edward L. Haletky, President, CEO and Principal Consultant, AstroArch Consulting; Founder and Managing Director, The Virtualization Practice, LLC
  • Bruce Kornfeld, Advisor, IABPro; former Dell and Compellent Executive
  • Mike Miracle, SVP Marketing and Strategy, BlackRidge Technology; former CMO and SVP, SevOne
  • Ben Woo, Founder and Managing Director, Neuralytix; former Program Vice President of IDC's Worldwide Storage Systems Research

About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization optimization solutions that maximize the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, please visit www.getgreenbytes.com.

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