PNY signs exclusive distribution agreement with NextIO to provide GPU I/O consolidation technology in EMEA

NextIO, the premier provider of next-generation I/O consolidation solutions, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with PNY, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of graphics cards and memory technology, wherein PNY will exclusively distribute NextIO’s vCORE Express and vCore Extreme products to resellers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. vCORE, ¢ Express, ¢ 2050,  vCORE, ¢ Express 2070 and vCORE Extreme products are available to order immediately.

Designed by NVIDIA and delivered by NextIO, the vCORE Express product line are entry level solutions for consolidated GPU computing systems suitable for workstation, workgroup and small cluster computing applications requiring a small number of jobs and GPU’s. The NextIO vCORE Express 2050 and 2070 products enable customers to run GPU’s outside of their servers providing more dense server configurations, easier lifecycle management and a lower overall cost of ownership.

“We are pleased to be selected as the exclusive distributor for NextIO´’s innovative GPU consolidation products for EMEA, and to provide our reseller partners in those countries with GPU solutions that offer dense server clusters, easier lifecycle management, and a lower total cost of ownership,2 said Laurent Chapoulaud, Professional Solutions Marketing Manager EMEA, PNY.

“With PNY’s reputation of delivering a full spectrum of high-quality products that elevate the overall computing experience, the partnership was a natural choice for us,” said Kerry Reid, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales and Marketing. “Our partnership with them will help bring our leading I/O consolidation GPU solutions to the EMEA market.”

About PNY Technologies

Established in 1985 in New Jersey (USA) and 1994 in Europe, PNY Technologies delivers a full range of high quality products for everything in and around the computer. The company is a worldwide market leader for flash memory, USB Flash drives and high-end memory upgrade modules. PNY also offers a full line of consumer graphics as Authorized NVIDIA Board Partner and a full exclusive NVIDIA Quadro® by PNY professional graphics. In tailoring its product lines, the company has built substantial brand awareness and established strong relations with retail and distribution channels. Its product lines account for a majority share of retail sales in U.S and Europe. Thanks to its partnerships with major OEMs, PNY Technologies bring constant improvements in all the latest technologies, guaranteeing quality and service.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J for the USA and in France for Europe, PNY maintains manufacturing facilities and/or sales offices in North America (Santa Clara, Calif. and Parsippany, N.J) ; Europe (France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Nordic, Spain, Benelux), Middle-East and Asia/Pacific.

The Company has enjoyed continued growth and success since its inception, expanding its product and service offerings into new channels, and has distinguished itself through a unique ability to deliver superior products and added value services to all of its customers.

For more information, visit PNY Technologies website at: http://www.pny.eu

About NextIO

NextIO, Inc. is the leader in next-generation network consolidation solutions for today’s dynamic data center in a variety of industries including enterprise, oil and gas, High Performance Computing, digital media and financial services. With its innovative vConnect platforms, 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 consolidation for any end-point technology. vConnect 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.

The PNY logo is a registered trademark of PNY Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2010 PNY Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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