Virsto Enters VMware Market; Announces Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition


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Virsto™ Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today reached a significant milestone in the company’s product roadmap and vision by extending support to VMware vSphere. With today’s beta release announcement of Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition, Virsto becomes the industry’s first multi-hypervisor solution to address the storage challenges specific to virtualized environments.

Just as the hypervisor did for servers, Virsto is delivering new levels of efficiency, affordability and agility for storage in virtualized environments. Traditionally, provisioning storage in virtualized environments required a choice between production-level performance and efficient storage capacity consumption. With its hypervisor-agnostic, software-based approach to storage virtualization, only Virsto combines performance and efficiency to fundamentally transform the economics of storage for virtual machines (VMs).

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Virsto Enters VMware Market; Announces Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition

  1. 1. Storage for Virtualization and Cloud<br />Mark Davis<br />CEO, Founder<br />August 2011<br />Virsto Confidential<br />
  2. 2. VirstoSoftware<br />VMware for Storage<br />Vision<br />VM-centric “Storage Hypervisor” software<br />Technology<br />No-compromise storage virtualization software for VMs: Efficient, Affordable, Agile<br />Value<br />Virstofor VSI, Virsto for VDI; Hyper-V & vSphere Support<br />Solutions<br />Five production releases since 2/2010 launch<br />Product<br />Dozens: Enterprise, Cloud, VDI; in production<br />Vitals<br />Founded 2007 Silicon Valley 38 employees<br />Customers<br />Over $20M from top tier venture capitalists<br />Funding<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Major datacenter initiatives driving needs<br />Virtualization<br />Cloud, Dynamic Infrastructure<br />Server, Desktop Consolidation<br />Virtualization is essential for Consolidation and Cloud<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Where virtual computing is headed<br />CLOUD SCALE<br />VIRTUAL STORAGE ARCHITECTURE<br />Beyondthestorage array<br />Abstract VM storagefrom hardware<br />VASTLY HIGHER UTILIZATION<br />RADICALLY NEW ECONOMICS<br />Always thinly provisioned,no VM duplication<br />Distributed, commodity,hardware independent<br />Virsto already delivering on these value propositions<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />4<br />
  5. 5. The importance of multi hypervisor<br />Uniformly powerful storage capabilities<br />Migrate quickly between hypervisors<br />Avoid hypervisor lock-in<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition<br />Product Introduction<br />
  7. 7. Virsto momentum<br />Virsto for<br />virtual servers<br />Hyper-V<br />Virsto for<br />VDI<br />Hyper-V<br />Virsto for<br />VDI<br />vSphere<br />Virtual Servers& Desktops<br />VMware & Xen<br />Q210<br />Q211<br />2H11<br />2012<br />Enter<br />virtual server<br />market<br />Enter VDI market<br />40 customers<br />Houghton Mifflin<br />Flextronics, etc.<br />Enter VMwaremarket<br />Multi hypervisor<br />More VMwaresolutions<br />Enter Xen market<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Enhancing VMware vSphere<br />Industry’s most scalable, high performanceVMDK snapshot/clones<br />Highest performance thin provisioning<br />Storage tiering without hardware dependencies<br />Block storage performance with NAS ease of use<br />Optimized VDI with 50+% lower storage cost/desktop<br />vSphere + Virsto = Higher Customer Value<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Virsto business implications for vSphere<br />Lower VDIstorage costs30-50%<br />Restart stalledor derailedVDI projects<br />Avoidvendorlock-in<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Virsto technical implications for vSphere<br />Instant provisioning<br />Zero space consumption<br />vSphere integration<br />Thin provisioned<br />Increased IOPS/spindle<br />Boot, logon storms<br />Across vMotions<br />Scalable VM clones,no performance loss<br />Greater virtualdesktop density<br />Consistent high performance<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />10<br />
  11. 11. VDI complicates the storage problem<br />VDI workloads even more random, write intensive<br />Much wider variability between peak and average IOPS<br />Scale: provisioning/managing thousands of VM images<br />VDI storage costs even higher<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition<br />Key Differentiators<br /><ul><li>Enhance native vSphere storage capabilities
  14. 14. 100% software
  15. 15. High performance, scalable snapshots/clones
  16. 16. Instant thin provisioning without performance loss
  17. 17. Predictable performance
  18. 18. Hardware independent storage tiering</li></ul>August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />13<br />
  19. 19. Familiar vCenter management<br />Standard vSphere console<br />Optimized workflows where vDisks are involved<br />Simple storage tiering, cloning, space savings<br />Compatible with key VMware tools<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />14<br />
  20. 20. Briefing summary<br />Evolution of virtual computing requires a storage hypervisor<br />Virsto is the first and only multi platform solution<br />Shipping on Hyper-V since 2010<br />Announcing beta program Aug 30 for vSphere VDI<br />Starts at $2,800 per host<br />August 2011 © Virsto, confidential<br />15<br />