Virsto Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor
software, today announced the general availability of Virsto for vSphere 2.0.
The new version offers fully-integrated support for both Citrix XenDesktop and
VMware View, enhanced high availability (HA) capabilities and significant
workflow optimizations. With Virsto for vSphere 2.0, XenDesktop customers can
achieve an over 50 percent reduction in storage cost per desktop, while
improving VDI performance up to 10x.
Just as the hypervisor did for
servers, Virstos storage hypervisor achieves new levels of efficiency,
affordability and agility for storage in virtualized environments.
Traditionally, provisioning storage in virtualized environments required a
compromise: production-level performance or efficient storage capacity
consumption. With its hypervisor-agnostic, 100 percent software approach, Virsto
combines performance and efficiency to fundamentally transform the economics of
storage for virtual machines (VMs).
Virsto for vSphere 2.0 delivers
efficient, affordable and agile storage for VMs
As the industrys first
VM-centric storage hypervisor, Virsto delivers differentiated software-defined
storage functionality to each virtual machine, regardless of the underlying
storage. With Virsto, all storage presented to virtual machines is high
performance, thin-provisioned and instantly available. Virsto removes the
storage inefficiencies of virtualized workloads and enables IT to achieve the
full performance potential of the block-based storage deployed to support
virtualized environments. IT administrators no longer need to trade off
performance against space efficiency based on workload, with Virsto software,
all workloads can now be virtualized cost effectively, with predictable high
New features and benefits in Virsto for vSphere 2.0
- Data center ready: Virsto for vSphere 2.0 offers a series of
enhancements providing improved support for tier 1 applications with faster,
more comprehensive automated recovery options, monitoring of the Virsto
infrastructure now integrated into vCenter and the ability to leverage
pre-existing vCenter security roles and permissions, while taking advantage of
- Full support for Citrix XenDesktop VDI: In the
same way that Virsto supports VMware View on vSphere, Virsto now also integrates
with XenDesktop to completely preserve the image, image update and image
rollback workflows that XenDesktop administrators are already using in Citrix
Desktop Studio, while delivering higher-performance, space-efficient VDI for 50
percent lower cost per desktop for storage.
- Improved integration with
existing workflows: With Virsto for vSphere 2.0, customers can experience a
seamless handoff between Virsto and Citrix Desktop Studio and menu-level
integration with VMware vCenter to maintain existing provisioning workflows
delivering all of the value of Virstos space efficient, high performance VDI
with no additional training required.
- Integrated wizard-based
provisioning: Optimized for cloud scale deployments, Virstos integrated
wizard-based provisioning can instantly create up to 10,000 high performance,
space-efficient, cluster-aware clones. Virsto delivers significant capital
expense savings, as well as significant operational efficiencies.
Virsto storage hypervisor provides the most efficient provisioning,
management and utilization of storage for the software defined datacenter. A
close partner of VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, Virsto has a proven track record
of innovation in storage and virtualization. Virsto's software lets all
organizations reap the full benefits of server and desktop virtualization,
increasing performance while lowering storage costs.
Virsto for vSphere 2.0 is available immediately with
subscription based pricing starting at $2,500 per TB. For more information,