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NextIO Supports IBM BladeCenter

LAS VEGAS -- NextIO, a leader in I/O virtualization solutions, today announced that IBM has developed a solution for the IBM BladeCenter H systems. NextIO is offering the solution immediately in sampling quantities to its customers. NextIO's switch will be on display in the IBM booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, April 14-17th.

NextIOs technology enables new solutions, such as streaming live, uncompressed HD video to run on IBM BladeCenter QS21 servers in IBM BladeCenter. NextIO has developed Express Connect, a complete end-to-end connectivity solution, using PCI Express (PICe) technology. This enables the Express Connect family to provide sufficient bandwidth as well as the Reliability, Accessibility and Serviceability (RAS) to address the manageability and bandwidth demands HD video. Since there are no new software or protocols required, NextIO’s Express Connect products provide an optimal platform using PCI Express and complement the high density and scalability of the IBM BladeCenter family of products.

“Our relationship with NextIO demonstrates the breadth of solutions that can be created based on the IBM BladeCenter offering,” said Jim Comfort, vice president, IBM Systems and Technology Group. “This is the first time customers can take advantage of the full density of blade solutions with standard PCIe I/O cards in order to produce streaming live, uncompressed HD video.”

NextIO Inc.