NextIO, the pioneer in I/O consolidation and virtualisation solutions, will join Rackspace, the service leader in cloud computing, in presenting an educational session titled “Meeting today’s challenging Cloud Computing demands with PCI Express I/O Virtualisation” at Cloud Expo Europe on Wednesday 25 January, at 13:45.

NextIO global vice president of sales and marketing Mike Heumann and Rackspace lead hardware engineer for cloud servers, James Hesketh, will underline the necessity of constantly reshaping the fundamental cloud rack infrastructure as cloud computing evolves to cover a broad range of markets. Heumann and Hesketh will describe how PCIe I/O Virtualization enables successful cloud computing platforms and give a vision for the technology going forward.

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.

“NextIO’s virtualisation I/O technology gives cloud computing users the flexibility and agility they need to respond to the changing demands of business operations,” said Mike Heumann. “As more customers are added to the cloud from increasingly diverse markets, the rack infrastructure must become more flexible to adapt to the changing needs, while continuing to reduce costs. It’s a privilege to be joining forces with Rackspace to discuss this critical topic at Cloud Expo.”