O’Donnell tapped as GreenBytes chairman

By Dana Reilly
PBN Contributing Writer
Posted 7/25/12

HOPKINGTON – GreenBytes Inc., developer of inline deduplication data storage, has named Stephen O'Donnell as chairman of the board of directors, the company announced Monday.

Members of the Board from GreenBytes, as well as investment partners Generation Investment Management and Battery Ventures, selected O'Donnell for this new appointment.

Previously, O’Donnell was CEO at MEEZA in Qatar, a large data center and managed services business; managing director at Enterprise

Strategy Group, a leading analyst firm; global head of data center operations at British Telecom; and a member of the Advisory Board at


“Steve O’Donnell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the virtualization markets to the GreenBytes Board and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” Bob Petrocelli, CEO of GreenBytes, said in prepared remarks. “As businesses increasingly adopt cloud-based

solutions, Steve will play an integral role in our business strategy as we work together to address the acute pain points felt by IT

managers during virtual desktop infrastructure deployments and management.”

GreenBytes’ Michael Robinson told Providence Business News that Stephen's background is particularly well suited for the new market the company will be entering into this summer.

GreenBytes will present a new product, serving the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure market, at the VMWorld conference in San Fransisco on Aug. 26.

GreenBytes, which was founded in 2007, has raised more than $24 million in venture funding to date.

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