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Third-Party Report: Virsto

Virsto, short for virtual storage (finally a new company with a name that makes obvious sense!), came into town recently to introduce themselves and their first product. CEO Mark Davis sat down over a plate fine local seafood (I had salmon, very rare) and explained where his company came from and what it intends to do.

Virsto, as the name implies, is in the storage virtualization market, but with a twist. Its solution is based on a hypervisor. Virsto's two claims to fame are ease and speed of VM deployment through thin provisioning and maximizing I/O throughput. The whole idea is to avoid expensive proprietary disk arrays and turn white box disks into sophisticated virtual storage.

Virsto is betting on Hyper-V as it ships as a Hyper-V plug-in.

Like an array of virtualization startups, a good portion of Virsto's management team has a Russian background.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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