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Virsto 'Storage Hypervisor' Solution Earns Certification for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Virsto Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V edition, has earned certification for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Virsto for Hyper-V is the first storage hypervisor solution to be certified for Windows Server 2008.

The Windows Server 2008 logo certification indicates that applications and solutions meet technical standards established for stability, security, reliability, availability, Windows fundamentals, and platform compatibility. It includes testing for features that make applications more robust and easier to use with the latest technologies. Virsto for VDI, Hyper-V edition v 2.0.37 passed stringent compliance testing requirements set by Microsoft in their Application Specification for Windows Server 2008 R2. The testing was performed by VeriTest Labs, the sole authorized certification lab for the Certified for Microsoft Windows program.

Virsto’s unique software solution installs directly into the Hyper-V parent partition, enabling users of Windows Server 2008 R2 to achieve superior levels of VM density, I/O performance and storage capacity utilization. Customer deployments in virtualized environments show that Virsto technology can triple I/O throughput on both high end and commodity storage hardware, while dramatically accelerating and simplifying the virtual machine storage provisioning process.
Since its 2007 founding, Virsto has established a track record of innovation in storage virtualization software for virtual machines. With today’s announcement, Virsto continues its momentum by offering a Microsoft certified “storage hypervisor” that optimizes virtual machine storage management and performance and ultimately provides customers with a new approach to delivering dynamic IT services while utilizing existing storage hardware assets more efficiently.

“The evolution of the storage virtualization market has seen the emergence of purpose built storage hypervisors designed specifically to optimize storage at the virtual machine level. This trend will accelerate the migration of high-end storage management features from the array to the hypervisor. Virsto has taken a lead in the Hyper-V market by delivering the feature set required for the hypervisor to morph into a true storage hypervisor.” -- George Crump, Principal Analyst at analyst group Storage Switzerland

“Windows Server 2008 R2 certification will give IT departments, cloud service providers, and channel partners confidence in Virsto’s integration and compatibility with Microsoft Hyper-V environments. When we launched our first storage hypervisor products with Microsoft in 2009, Virsto made a commitment to the Hyper-V market that has paid off handsomely for our customers and partners. This certification is evidence of Virsto’s early commitment to optimize storage management and performance at the virtual machine level, and demonstrates our leadership position supporting this important virtualization platform.” -- Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto

Published Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:19 PM by David Marshall
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