VMware, the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions announced on Feb 13, 2013, that it has acquired Virsto Software Corporation, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of software that enhances storage performance and utilization in virtual environments. “VMware is committed to continuing to deliver software innovations that bring significant efficiencies to our customers while simplifying infrastructure and IT,” said John Gilmartin, vice president of storage and availability, VMware. “We believe that the acquisition of Virsto will accelerate our development of storage technologies, allowing our customers to greatly improve the efficiency and performance of storage in virtual infrastructure.”
Most of the organizations are finding solutions to tackle the enhancing complexity and high cost of storage within virtual and cloud environments, especially for virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), large software development and test centers and to support business-critical applications. Virsto provides innovative storage optimization technologies that enhance the storage performance and utilization in these environments. Virsto can reduce the cost of storage per desktop by as much as 70 percent, if the implementation is within a VDI. In order to deliver the software-defined datacenter as it is the strategy of VMware, it continues to invest and innovate to extend the benefits of virtualization such as to compute, network, storage and the associated security and availability services.
With the acquisition of Virsto, VMware will expand its storage portfolio that includes the storage virtualization and management capabilities of VMware vSphere and the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance. “VMware and Virsto share a highly aligned vision to remove complexity and increase efficiencies through virtualization,” said Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto. “We are excited to combine forces with VMware to provide customers a more cost-effective, efficient, and agile storage architecture.” The completion of acquisition is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2013 and the terms of the acquisition has not been disclosed.
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