NextIO Announces Avnet Embedded as Exclusive U.S. Distributor for vNET™ I/O Maestro

AUSTIN – November 1, 2011 - NextIO, the pioneer in I/O consolidation and virtualization solutions, today announced that Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of the company’s vNET I/O Maestro appliance. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, including connectors and semiconductors, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide.

“NextIO has been a true pioneer in next-generation I/O virtualization solutions -- and their latest product is no exception,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “As the exclusive distributor of the vNet I/O Maestro, Avnet will be able to offer our mutual customers an enterprise-class solution backed by Avnet’s expertise in I/O configuration, deployment and on-going technical support”

NextIO recently announced the general availability of vNET I/O Maestro, a rack-level appliance that simplifies the deployment and management of complex server I/O by consolidating and virtualizing I/O resources. This new rack level appliance removes layers of data center complexities often found in traditional server I/O deployments to maximize the value, productivity and efficiencies of complex server I/O.

“Avnet has an established track record of representing players who offer differentiation in key markets, as well as adding value and creating demand for the world’s leading electronic and computing products,” said Mike Heumann, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, NextIO. “We look forward to working closely with Avnet and providing U.S. customers with true I/O virtualization for any end-point technology.”

vNET I/O Maestro is now generally available and currently shipping to customers worldwide. For pricing and quotes, visit


NextIO provides rack-level IO consolidation and virtualization solutions that maximize value, productivity and efficiencies of complex server IO. Our innovative architecture is based upon industry standard PCIe switching technology. By separating the compute from the IO we create pools of server IO resources at the rack level 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, Academia, and Government. For more information, visit


Jamie Smethie
Marketing, NextIO
Catherine Seeds or Caitlin New
Ketner Group (for NextIO)

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