VMware announces acquisition of Virsto Software

VMware yesterday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virsto Software. Virsto provides virtual storage optimization software for both VMware vSphere but also Microsoft Hyper-V. Virsto claims that it can reduce the cost of storage per desktop as much as 70 procent, by using its storage optimization technology.

Now that VMware is the owner of Virsto, it’s very interesting to see whether it will continue to support the use of its software on the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor in the future. It would seem logical to just integrate this software into the vSphere offering, but since also VMware is now focussing on multi hypervisor management this remains to be seen.