Virsto raises $12M funding and acquires EvoStor

Virsto Software, founded in 2007 by a group of virtualization storage experts, has raised 12$M in a funding round led by InterWest Partners which also involved previous investors such as August Capital and Canaan Partners.

The company also announced the acquisition of EvoStor, a company specialized in the VMware storage market.

Virsto, which covered in march last year, develops software solutions for virtual storage optiomizations, both in the Virtual Server Infrastructure (VSI) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) segments.

The acquisition of EvoStor is aimed at extending Virsto expertise beyond the Hyper-V hypervisor, since recent surveys show 70% of customers have or are considering multi-hypervisor data centers. Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto, says:

The market still lacks a holistic approach to the problems borne of the virtualization era. Continuing investor confidence, as well as the ongoing validation from our partners and customers, underscores the work we’ve done to date to disrupt storage in the new virtual paradigm. With the acquisition of EvoStor, we accelerate delivery of Virsto’s promise of multi-hypervisor support, with significant milestones still to come this year.