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August 21, 2012

Virsto’s vSphere 1.5 to optimise VM storage

The new release improves the level of provisioning, management and utilisation of storage for the software-defined datacentre

By CBR Staff Writer

VM-centric storage hypervisor software provider Virsto Software has released its vSphere 1.5, which provides enhanced level of provisioning, management and utilisation of storage for the software-defined datacentre.

Virsto’s VM-centric storage hypervisor is claimed to deliver software-defined storage: the missing link for storage agility, performance and efficiency to realise agile IT.

The new version delivers VM-level storage management and integration with VMware vSphere for simplified management of VM storage, up to 10 times performance improvements and a 90% reduction in storage capacity consumption.

Virsto for vSphere is optimised for storage in virtual environments and enhance VMware vSphere by providing native support and VM-level storage management, integrating directly with existing management and provisioning workflows.

The new application claims to offer steady performance storage thin provisioning, simplified self-service bulk provisioning of VMs, all managed through a integration with the vCenter management interface.

Virsto offers high performance per-VM, per VMDK snapshot and clone support for efficient VM provisioning, backup and recovery. It also integrates deployment wizards into native management tools and workflows.

Release 1.5 offers transparent vCenter VM-storage provisioning and automated space reclamation, supports up to 10,000 Virsto vDisks per vCenter Server and provides non-disruptive VM snapshots and clones.

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It also claimed to deliver 100% SSD performance, with 90% less SSD capacity, delivering low dollar per IOPS architecture and guarantee QoS across heterogeneous virtual workloads on shared hosts.

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