SOURCE: Virsto



January 30, 2012 09:05 ET

Virsto Selected as Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine

Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V Edition, Recognized for Simplifying the Provisioning of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Through VM-Centric Snapshots and Clones, and for Improving Storage Performance

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - Virsto® Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V Edition has been selected as a 2011 Product of the Year finalist in the Storage System Software category by Storage magazine and

"This award recognizes innovative technology solutions that are making an impact in the storage virtualization market," said Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto Software. "This recognition comes at an especially exciting time for Virsto, as we just launched the newest version of the product, Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V Edition, 2.0, which delivers advanced storage capabilities that extend the benefits of virtualization beyond the server."

Key product features of Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V Edition include:

  • A non-disruptive, 100 percent software solution that installs in the Hyper-V Parent Partition, enabling storage optimization with any block-level storage
  • Native support for Hyper-V and Microsoft Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft DPM and VSS for backup and recovery
  • Virsto Global Image Snapshot: complete Virsto environment snapshot for offsite backup
  • Storage QoS tiering for ultimate flexibility and cost management
  • Bulk virtual machine provisioning wizards for test and development, database and private cloud virtualization use cases

Storage magazine and chose 48 enterprise data storage products in six categories as finalists for the 2011 Products of the Year competition. The panel of judges selected the finalists from nearly 200 entries in the six data storage categories: backup and disaster recovery software and services, backup hardware, networking equipment, storage management tools, storage systems, and storage system software.

To learn more about the Storage magazine/ 2011 Products of the Year, go to

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About Virsto
Virsto Software delivers no-compromise storage virtualization software for virtual machines: efficient, affordable, agile. Virsto offers the industry's first VM-centric storage hypervisor that delivers scalable high-performance, thin-provisioned snapshots and clones to dramatically improve storage utilization, reduce cost and simplify VM storage provisioning. Founded in 2007, Virsto Software is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. For more information, visit

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