VMware Virsto is end of availability

Posted by Marcel van den Berg   |   Friday, January 3rd, 2014   |  

VMware is announcing the End of Availability of all VMware Virsto versions, effective January 1, 2014. After this date, you will no longer be able to purchase these products.

Virsto is a software defined storage solution which accelerates storage by intercepting all of the randomized I/O at the  hypervizor level and writing them to dedicated write logs in a serialized format and later de-staged onto virtual disks on storage area networks (SAN). Virsto also optimizes capacity by provisioning each virtual disk as a thin disk.

Virsto also supports Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

VMware acquired Virsto Software in February 2013. Since then no new releases or any other news came out. At VMworld there was a breakout session on Virsto software. At that time it became already clear VMware did not have the intention to continue developping Virsto software although this was not made public.

On February 18 2013 I wrote on my personal blog up2v.nl the following post  My View on the acquisition of Virsto by VMware (it’s not because of Storage Spaces)

The main reason for acquiring Virsto was probably the knowledge and skills of the software developpers working for Virsto. Virsto is using very nice techniques which enhances performance for snapshots & cloning. I am sure Virsto engineers were involved in developping VMware Virtual SAN, VMware View  and they are probably (still) working on Virtual Volumes.

All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected and will continue as per VMware Lifecycle Support Policy through the published support period, September 19, 2015.

The VMware posting can be read in total https://www.vmware.com/support/acquisitions/virsto.html.


Labels: ,

blog comments powered by Disqus


virtualization.info Newest articles
Release: Splunk App for VMware 3.1

April 17th, 2014

On April 15 Splunk announced the availability of Splunk App for VMware 3.1, the system that is competing with VMware Log Insight solution to provide administrators with a real-time…

Release: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

April 15th, 2014

Today Canonical announced the new Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS with a press release intriguingly focused on its role as an OpenStack platform.
This release, that will be available on…

VMware introduces vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery

April 15th, 2014

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is the VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, launched in 2013 in the US and extended to Europe in February…

Paper: 3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

April 11th, 2014

PQR, a dutch technology company has released a paper titled:"3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown". The paper which contains 139 pages is written by virtualization experts, Benny Tritsch, Ruben Spruijt,…

Microsoft releases preview of Microsoft Azure Automation

April 10th, 2014

Microsoft has announced the release of a preview of Azure Automation. Azure Automation provides an orchestration engine for use within Microsoft Azure. Azure Automation allows you to automate the creation,…

Release: Citrix XenClient 5.1

April 10th, 2014

Citrix has released version 5.1 of its client hypervisor XenClient. XenClient consists of two technologies, the XenClient, which is a type-1 client hypervisor running on selected hardware and the XenClient…

Release: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

April 10th, 2014

In October 2012 Microsoft released version 1.0 of its Virtual Machine Converter tool (MVMC) allowing the conversion of VMware based virtual machines (VM’s) to Hyper-V based VM’s and virtual hard…

Paper: What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Networking

April 9th, 2014

VMware vSpere 5.5 was released in September 2013 and introduced a couple of improvements to the networking capabilities of the vSphere platform.
These enhancements could be resumed as follows:

More…

VMware announces Horizon 6, adding Server Based Computing as a solution

April 9th, 2014

VMware today announced the release of version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon.
Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based…

VMware elects Paul Sagan in the board of directors

April 8th, 2014

Yesterday VMware announced that David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure and CFO of EMC, has left the board of directors.
Goulden will be replaced by Paul Sagan, former Akamai’s…

VMware announces Q1 vExperts 2014

April 2nd, 2014

VMware vExpert is the program, started in 2009, that “rewards” the individuals who has been recognized as active contributors of the community that rotates around the VMware ecosystem.
The program…

Red Hat releases beta of Enterprise Virtualization version 3.4

April 1st, 2014

Red Hat has released a beta for an upcoming release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) platform version 3.4. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is Red Hats virtualization platform based…

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0-beta

March 27th, 2014

Log Insight is VMware’s product for log aggregation, management and analysis. Introduced in June 2013, Log Insight is kept updated with a fast pace in order to be competitive on…

Release: Citrix XenApp 7.5 and XenDesktop 7.5

March 26th, 2014

In January Citrix announced the upcoming 7.5 version of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop and desktop and virtualization product XenApp. At that time especially the fact that the…

 
Monthly Archive