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20Jan/120

Virsto Updates Software for vSphere and Hyper-V

Virsto® Software announced the general availability of Virsto for vSphere, and Virsto for Hyper-V 2.0.

With these releases, Virsto delivers advanced storage capabilities for server virtualization to extend the benefits of virtualization beyond the server, transforming them into storage hypervisors. 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.

Virsto for vSphere Delivers:

·      A non-disruptive, 100 percent software solution that installs as a virtual storage appliance (VSA), enabling storage optimization with any existing block-level storage
·      Seamless integration into existing VM management and provisioning workflows through VMware vCenter and View Manager
·      Virsto RapidSnaps: the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance snapshots and writable clones, delivering unprecedented rapid provisioning and granular backup and recovery
·      Native support for vSphere 4.1
·      Integrated Rapid Provisioning Wizards for VMware View 4.5
·      Support for all block-based and SSD storage
·      Storage quality of service (QoS) tiering for ultimate flexibility and cost management
·      Advanced yet easy-to-use storage management features including VM storage self-provisioning, automated storage space reclamation and thin provisioning

Virsto for Virtual Servers, Hyper-v Edition, 2.0 Delivers:

·      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

Source: http://virsto.com/news/press/virsto-software-extends-storage-hypervisor-leadership-with-release-of-virst

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