VMware to acquire Virsto

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Virsto Software is a Sunnyvale, California.-based provider of software that optimizes storage performance and utilization in virtual environments

BANGALORE, INDIA: Virtualization software maker VMware announced that it will acquire Virsto Software, a Sunnyvale, California.-based provider of software that optimizes storage performance and utilization in virtual environments.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2013 subject to customary closing conditions.

"VMware is committed to continuing to deliver software innovations that bring significant efficiencies to our customers while simplifying infrastructure and IT," said John Gilmartin, vice president of storage and availability, VMware. "We believe that the acquisition of Virsto will accelerate our development of storage technologies, allowing our customers to greatly improve the efficiency and performance of storage in virtual infrastructure."

Virsto provides storage optimization technologies that improve storage performance and when implemented within a VDI, Virsto can reduce the cost of storage per desktop by as much as 70 per cent, says the company in a statement.

"VMware and Virsto share a highly aligned vision to remove complexity and increase efficiencies through virtualization," said Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto. "We are excited to combine forces with VMware to provide customers a more cost-effective, efficient, and agile storage architecture."

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