Virsto Software Under the Radar Cloud 2009

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  • Hi, I’m Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto Software. A year and a half ago, my co-founders and I were speaking with customers who told us how virtual servers didn’t work so well with the traditional storage they were using. About the same time, we were talking with the CEO of a major virtualization company who told the same story: virtualization was revolutionizing data centers, yet nobody had gotten out a clean sheet of paper and designed a better kind of storage for the unique nature of virtual servers. We couldn’t believe it! The problems seemed so obvious, yet all the existing vendors were just tweaking old technologies, rather than thinking about the problems in a fresh way. That’s why we started Virsto Software. We provide virtual storage that is optimized for the unique needs of virtual servers. What Veritas Software was to client/server computing, Virsto is to virtual computing. (0:55)
  • Virsto Software Under the Radar Cloud 2009

    1. 1. Mark Davis [email_address] Virtual Storage Virtual Servers for
    2. 2. $2.7B Virtualization Market ~10% of servers virtualized VMware says: 8:1 storage drag >40% revenue growth $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
    3. 3. Why Virtualize? <ul><li> Consolidation </li></ul> Liquid (Cloud) Computing More responsive, greener, lower cost
    4. 4. The Storage Problem Virtual servers <ul><ul><ul><li>↑ Consume 20-40% more storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>↓ Can reduce I/O performance by >50% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>↑ Make storage management a burden </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>↑ Require expensive storage hardware </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Storage: Virtual Servers are Different Physical Virtual Why are we doing storage the old way? Few OS images Many clones Low utilization Shared, no headroom Infrequent provisioning Rapid, real-time Clusters rare, small Ubiquitous, large Mainframe hardware Commodity
    6. 6. Storage for the Virtual Age Virsto Software Cloud, enterprise value  Solves “VM Sprawl” 90% less disk space for OS images without performance issues  Eliminates “VM I/O Blender” >2X I/O performance  Rapid provisioning, even in huge clusters 25% less administrative overhead  Any hypervisor, any storage Commoditization, reduce $/TB by >50%
    7. 7. Product Targeting CIO CTO $$$ IT OPS $$ SERVER ADMIN $ eliminate everyday headaches CORE lower costs, simplify management solve strategic problems essential advanced
    8. 8. Virsto Background © Virsto Confidential funding Seeded by Canaan Partners Raising series A launch 1 st product 2H 2009 team <ul><li>Mark Davis / CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Miroshnichenko / CTO </li></ul><ul><li>Serge Pashenkov / VP Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Deep expertise in virtualization, storage </li></ul><ul><li>IPOs, acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of happy customers </li></ul>
    9. 9. Customers and Partners initial focus Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen customers Cloud infrastructure builders Medium to large enterprises partners Virtualization integrators, OEMs Storage IHVs, ISVs

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