Virsto for vSphere Extends Virtualization Beyond the Server

By Vangie Beal (Send Email)
Posted January 18, 2012


Virsto Software's release of Virsto for vSphere and Virsto for Hyper-V 2.0 delivers advanced storage capabilities for server virtualization. According to Virsto, this extends the benefits of virtualization beyond the server, transforming them into storage hypervisor.

Just as the hypervisor did for servers, the storage hypervisor meaningfully improves the utilization of hardware capacity and drives down the costs of application deployment while providing greater business agility. 

"IT organizations and builders of cloud infrastructure benefit enormously from server hypervisors, and are now turning their attention to the last bastion of inefficiency, high cost, and clumsiness, which is storage, "said Virsto Software in its product release statement. "These organizations are seeking the benefits of hypervisor for storage."

Virsto for vSphere, and Virsto for Virtual Servers, Hyper-V Edition, 2.0 allows users to improve both the efficiency and the performance of physical storage by up to 90 percent, accelerate virtual machine (VM) storage provisioning and management by over 90 percent, and reduce the cost of storage in virtual environments by up to 70 percent.

In the enterprise, Virsto's storage hypervisor drives virtualization throughout the organization by removing operational inefficiencies and significantly reducing the capital cost and complexity of storage in virtualized environments by changing the economics of storage in virtualization use cases.

With Virsto, IT organizations can achieve both cost savings and management benefits with desktop virtualization. When compared to physical desktops, desktop virtualization initiatives promise to deliver both cost savings as well as end-point management benefits with integrated provisioning wizards for VMware View that simplify and accelerate provisioning and patching thousands of high performance, thin-provisioned virtual desktops.

Virsto also enables the automation of storage  provisioning and reclamation processes when virtual machines are spun-up and down in a dynamic cloud environment, while removing the inefficient storage management workflows between server and storage functions by enabling storage self-provisioning for server and desktop teams.

Virsto helps organizations increase utilization of existing storage by up to 90 percent, while improving VM performance by up to 10x, enabling significant improvements in virtualization density, thereby lowering the overall infrastructure costs.

The company also said that Virsto accelerates virtual machine storage provisioning by over 90 percent and offers the most scalable, high-performance snapshots and writable clones available in the industry.

"Development teams can now test multiple scenarios simultaneously, on storage-efficient copies of complete production environments, with storage self-service provisioning, which enables higher quality releases to get through testing and development faster," Virsto Software.

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