AUSTIN, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NextIO, the premier provider of I/O virtualization and high performance I/O solutions, today announced that Mike Heumann has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Mr. Heumann will spearhead the company’s expansion strategy in the I/O virtualization (IOV), high-performance computing (HPC), and high-performance storage markets as the company continues its system focus in 2010.
“The IOV market is quickly expanding and Avnet believes it will be a critical differentiator for us.”
Heumann brings over 25 years of high-technology marketing and sales experience to NextIO. A veteran of several innovative I/O and storage companies, Mr. Heumann specializes in applying new technologies to existing markets and creating solutions that solve customer pain points. His extensive storage and I/O experience includes executive level marketing and sales roles at Astute Networks, Dot Hill, AMCC, and JNI.
“As NextIO’s preferred channel partner, we see their continued investment in sales and marketing as a strong commitment to our joint success,” said Fred Cuen, senior vice president and general manager of IBM Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "The IOV market is quickly expanding and Avnet believes it will be a critical differentiator for us.”
“Mike’s experience in working directly with end users, OEMs and partners in the high-tech channel will be key to position NextIO for significant growth," said K.C. Murphy, CEO of NextIO. "We are thrilled to have him on board as we go to market with innovative IOV solutions and high-performance storage products based on our IOV platforms.”
NextIO, Inc. is the leader in next-generation I/O virtualization solutions for today’s dynamic data center in a variety of industries including enterprise, telecommunications, high performance computing, digital media and financial services. With its innovative Express Connect™ platform, NextIO offers the unique ability to virtualize I/O technology on any server, operating system, hypervisor and storage architecture. Leveraging PCI Express, NextIO offers true I/O virtualization for any end-point technology. Express Connect delivers unprecedented rack-level scalability, with I/O and server resources that can be scaled independently for 50-70% savings in capital, power, and cooling. NextIO’s any-to-any I/O connectivity boosts performance and reliability while streamlining IT deployment, simplifying administration and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.nextio.com.