SOURCE: greenBytes


October 01, 2012 02:00 ET

GreenBytes Expands European Market Footprint

Cloud-Scale VDI Solution Provider Augments EMEA Team, Opens Amsterdam Location

ASHAWAY, RI and LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 1, 2012) - GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of cloud-scale IO-offload solutions that enable organizations to meet VDI performance requirements using their existing architecture, today announced that it is expanding its business operations in the European market by enhancing its London presence and opening an office in Amsterdam. This will add key engineering, sales and support staff to provide customers and reseller partners with enhanced support services for the company's high-performance optimization solutions for virtual infrastructure.

Earlier this year, GreenBytes announced the appointment of UK-based Stephen O'Donnell as Chairman, as well as the addition of strategic UK-based value added reseller partners Enables IT, Cognitive Network Solutions, Intasel, and Envertica, joining existing European partners KPN Corporate Market, SCC, Telindus ISIT, E-Storage, Visolity, InterExperts, Morex, and Losstech. Back in May, GreenBytes announced that it received $12 Million in Series B funding in a round led by London-based Generation Investment Management LLP, along with participation from Battery Ventures and GreenBytes management.

"We are focusing our efforts in Europe on sales execution with an expanded presence out of London to cover the United Kingdom and the opening of an office in Amsterdam to service mainland Europe," said Richard Petrocelli, president and COO, GreenBytes. "With a stronger footprint in the region, we plan to provide enhanced services to GreenBytes customers and partners as we continue to gain traction in the European market."

GreenBytes will be a featured exhibitor at two upcoming European events: VMworld in Barcelona, October 9-11, and IP Expo in London, October 17-18, where the company will demonstrate the IO Offload Engine, a purpose-built, cloud-scale VDI solution that enables organizations to reliably and cost-effectively meet demanding virtualization performance requirements using their existing storage architecture. GreenBytes Chairman, Stephen O'Donnell, will be a featured speaker at IP Expo, speaking to "Emerging Technologies that Enable Cloud-Scale VDI" on October 17 at 10:30am.

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About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of cloud-scale IO-Offload solutions that enable organizations to reliably and cost-effectively meet VDI performance requirements using their existing architecture. Designed for high availability (HA), high-intensity virtualization environments, GreenBytes solutions are purpose-built to enable rapid and affordable virtualization adoption. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Ashaway, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit:

About Generation Investment Management LLP
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long term investing, integrated sustainability research, and client alignment. It is an independent, private, owner managed partnership founded in 2004 by Al Gore and David Blood, with offices in London and New York. Generation seeks superior performance by taking a long-term investment view and integrating sustainability research within a rigorous fundamental analysis framework. The sustainability research plays an important role in forming its views on the quality of the business, the quality of management and valuation. Its performance fees align its interests with that of its clients by being based on long term performance. Generation Investment Management LLP is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority.

About Battery Ventures
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company's life, from seed, start-up and expansion financing, to growth equity and buyouts.

Battery has supported many breakthrough companies around the world, including: Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Akamai Technologies (IPO), Angie's List (IPO), Anobit (acquired by Apple), Bazaarvoice (IPO), Bladelogic (acquired by BMC), ExactTarget (IPO), Groupon (IPO), Guidewire Software (IPO), ITA Software (acquired by Google), MetroPCS (IPO), Netezza (acquired by IBM), Skullcandy (IPO), VSS Monitoring (acquired by Danaher), and XtremIO (acquired by EMC). Its current portfolio includes data and infrastructure companies such as Calxeda, Continuuity, Cumulus Networks, Delphix, Duetto Research, Kontagent, Marketo, Opscode, and Zerto.

From offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel, Battery manages nearly $4B in committed capital, including its current fund of $750M. For more information, visit

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