Release: Virsto for vSphere 2.0

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, December 5th, 2012   |  

Virsto, the Californian company founded 2007, provider of storage hypervisor software for virtual machines announced yesterday December 4 the release the new version of Virsto for vSphere 2.0

The  virtual storage solution now integrates support for both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View, improved high availability (HA) capabilities and workflow optimisations.

New features 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 Virsto-enhanced workflows.
  • 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 Virsto’s space efficient, high performance VDI with no additional training required.
  • Integrated wizard-based provisioning: Optimized for cloud scale deployments, Virsto’s 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

Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto said:

With the new release of Virsto for vSphere, we are continuing to drive innovation through software in the storage hypervisor, delivering sophisticated data services, per-VM management granularity and increased business agility. Virsto’s leadership in software defined storage is extended yet again.



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