Virsto Delivers Advanced Capabilities, Expanded Integration with Microsoft in Updated Hypervisor-based Storage Software

Company expands relationship with Microsoft, joins Microsoft System Center Alliance, increases support for Microsoft core technologies

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Virsto Software has announced its popular Virsto One software will add advanced support for Microsoft data center and infrastructure solutions, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 and Microsoft System Center, through its work with Microsoft as a Microsoft System Center Alliance partner. The new release, Virsto One v1.2, supports Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

In addition, Virsto One complements the recently announced Hyper-V Dynamic Memory feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, which enables greater virtual machine density by optimizing available memory for servers and desktop virtualization deployments. Virsto One has the ability to relieve the storage performance bottleneck caused by the virtual machine I/O blender.

The performance delivered by Virsto One's architecture is ideal for test and development environments, server consolidation, cloud application hosting, and centralized desktop virtualization. New support for Microsoft technologies includes:

  • Tight integration with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: delivering users with a data protection solution for Microsoft server applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

  • Support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008: faster provisioning with the Rapid Provisioning feature

  • Full implementation of Microsoft VSS: ensures that users deploying storage compatible with Hyper-V and the Hyper-V VSS Writer can perform a full server backup that helps protect all of the data required to fully restore the server

Additionally, the new release offers increased usability features for visualizing disk usage and includes a new export feature that complements existing import capabilities.

The new version of Virsto One is now available. Pricing is per server socket. Hyper-V users may download a free 30-day evaluation from www.virsto.com/try. For additional information, visit www.virsto.com.