NextIO Named to Everything Channel’s CRN Virtualization 100 List

--New list recognizes the Top 100 Vendors in the Virtualization Space to help VARs navigate vendor landscape--

Austin, Texas - June 8, 2011 - NextIO, the premier provider of next-generation I/O consolidation and virtualization solutions, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's Virtualization 100 list, featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space as identified by the editorial staff of CRN. Designed to help VARs efficiently evaluate virtualization products, the Virtualization 100 serves as the de facto list by which VARs can make strategic technology decisions in virtualization to support their business.

According to the CRN Fast Growth Study, virtualization is the number one technology that VARs are investing in over the next year. The CRN Virtualization 100 list highlights the most compelling virtualization vendors and solutions to best meet the growing needs of the channel. These featured vendors were chosen by CRN's editorial staff based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging virtualization has to offer.

NextIO was selected for its server I/O virtualization architecture, which is the foundation of the PCI Special Interest Group Standards for I/O virtualization. The company’s I/O solutions are the most flexible and agile in the industry, and offer a much lower total cost of ownership compared with competing products. Utilizing NextIO's approach to I/O Virtualization, data center managers can achieve greater operational efficiencies that produce significant savings in CaPex and OpEx costs.

"From server to storage to desktop virtualization, this technology will become a mainstay for businesses large and small and one of the more profitable technologies for VARs to integrate and sell," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This list will be the must-read list of the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space and will explain their technology and the opportunities to customize solutions."

"We are proud to be named to Everything Channel's CRN Virtualization 100 List," said Violet Leff, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing, NextIO. "NextIO has worked hard to build relationships with the best VARs around the world, and to deliver the industry’s broadest portfolio of I/O virtualization and consolidation solutions for their customers. We are fully dedicated to simplifying complex server I/O by removing layers of complexity and costs that server I/O infrastructure imposes on the data center.”

A sample of the Virtualization 100 was featured in the May 23rd issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About NextIO
NextIO provides rack-level IO consolidation and virtualization solutions that maximize the value, productivity and efficiencies of complex server I/O. Our innovative architecture is based upon industry standard PCIe switching technology. By separating the compute from the IO we create rack-level pools of server I/O resources that can be shared, virtualized or dynamically allocated across servers within the rack. Data center managers benefit from lower TCO and increased time to revenue. NextIO solutions address data center requirements across multiple industry segments including: Enterprise, Oil & Gas, High Performance Computing, Financial Services, and Government. For more information, visit

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at Follow us on Twitter at

About United Business Media Limited
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Media Contacts:
Violet Leff
Sr. Director of WW Marketing, NextIO

Catherine Seeds or Caitlin New
Ketner Group (for NextIO)

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