PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - GreenBytes, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced that company founder and CTO Bob Petrocelli has been named a Silver winner in the Technology Executive of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Since the company's inception, Petrocelli has driven GreenBytes' business strategy and product development, leading the company to its current position as a leader in the software-defined storage space with a present focus on the VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) market.
Bob Petrocelli architected GreenBytes' award-winning desktop virtualization storage optimization solutions that allow businesses to overcome data storage barriers and deploy high-performing, fully persistent virtual desktops at cloud-scale, reducing desktop virtualization storage needs by up to 98%, cutting virtual desktop ROI time in half. Petrocelli has been the recipient of three patents around data storage optimization, and his expertise includes advanced technological knowledge in the medical device field, digital imaging/algorithms, digital storage, and high-performance networks. Petrocelli previously received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 and has made the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list four times.
The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.
"It's an honor to be named a Silver winner in the Technology Executive of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards," said Bob Petrocelli, founder and CTO of GreenBytes. "Since starting the company in 2007, GreenBytes has worked tirelessly to innovate and bring to market cutting-edge solutions that optimize the way companies store and manage their data, while enabling them to reduce the carbon footprint of their information."
"This year's Best in Biz Awards nominees offer services and products that reflect the most current trends in technology, from cloud computing through mobile devices to network connectivity," said Samara Lynn, lead analyst of networking and business at PC Magazine, judging her second Best in Biz Awards program. "Truly, all of the nominees and winners represent the ongoing innovation and trends in technology that we who cover the space see on a daily basis."
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Accounting Today, Arizona Daily Star, Atlanta Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cascade Business News, Chicago Tribune, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Crain's New York Business, CRN, Dallas Morning News, Dayton Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Executive Travel Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Miami Herald, Memphis Business Journal, Network World, NorthBay Biz, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, Prairie Business Magazine, Quad-City Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Times (Munster, Indiana), Upstart Business Journal and USA Today.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.
About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software that maximizes 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, visit www.getgreenbytes.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.
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