10 Hot Emerging Vendors For February 2011


Virsto Software

Company: Virsto Software

Tech Sector: Storage Virtualization
Key Product: Virsto One

The Lowdown: Virsto Software, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup founded in 2007, is taking aim at storage performance issues in virtual environments. The company's Virsto One platform manages I/O requests for all VMs on a physical server, helping to avoid bottlenecks and maximizing storage performance. Virsto One currently works only with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, but the company plans to expand its support to other platforms in the future. Virsto also partners with Citrix to improve the functioning of storage hardware in Citrix XenDesktop deployments.

"We believe we are building a visionary storage software platform that will fundamentally transform the data center -- decoupling storage from the physical world once and for all to save organizations time and money," Virsto says on its Web page.