SOURCE: Vello Systems

Vello Systems

April 03, 2012 12:00 ET

Serial Entrepreneur Cheng Wu Joins Vello Board

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Veteran networking entrepreneur Cheng Wu has joined the board of directors of Vello Systems. Mr. Wu will bring his unique vision and extensive experience of creating successful innovative companies to the Vello team.

Cheng Wu has a twenty-year record of founding successful companies. Networking startups he founded and led reached a combined value of more than $6 billion at the time of acquisition or public offering. They included ArrowPoint Communications, a pioneer in traffic load balancing that led to today's application delivery controllers (ADC), which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2000. Today Mr. Wu is chairman and co-founder of Azuki Systems, a startup developing solutions that simplify and standardize the delivery of video across any type of network and to any type of screen on any device, land-based or mobile.

Mr. Wu has joined the Vello board to support Vello's goal of leading the introduction of networking solutions based on a new paradigm, software-defined networking. "Vello has an exciting vision of using software-defined networks to simplify the network and make it more scalable," said Cheng Wu. "Vello networks give the applications the power to control network resources, in place of today's architectures where complex, hierarchical networks are often the biggest barrier to scaling IT infrastructure to support the increasing volume of network data and the growing needs of network users."

"It is an honor to have Cheng join the board of directors," commented Vello Co-Founder and CEO Karl May. "He has been a visionary in our industry for years and we know he will bring his insight and wisdom as we help shape a transformation in the way computing and storage are networked."

About Vello
Vello Systems is a privately held Silicon Valley company pioneering in the emerging field of software-defined networking by building networks controlled by a powerful network operating system, VellOS™, to simplify connectivity of compute and storage resources within and between data centers. Vello delivers solutions for latency sensitive applications for data center networking including market data content delivery, storage replication and big data connections. Vello has an established track record delivering scalable networking solutions to enterprises and service providers in North America and Europe with over 1500 systems deployed. For further information, visit

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