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Virsto Named Finalist of 2012 Storage Virtualization & Cloud Awards

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Virsto Named Finalist of 2012 Storage Virtualization & Cloud Awards Oct 2012

Voting Now Open to the General Public -- Cast Your Ballot for Virsto Today

SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Virsto(R) Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that its Virsto for vSphere product has been named a finalist for the 2012 Storage Virtualization & Cloud (SVC) Awards.

Virsto is one of seven products chosen as a finalist for the Storage Software Product of the Year by a panel of respected editors and analysts. Voting is now open to the general public and will remain open through October 17th. To cast your ballot, please visit http://www.svcawards.com/voting . The winners will be announced on November 22nd at the Pullman St. Pancras London Hotel.

The SVC awards recognize the products, projects and services as well as honor companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage fields. Virsto for vSphere is recognized for its ability to cut the cost of storage per VM by more than 50 percent while significantly reducing the ongoing operational time to manage and update virtualized environments. With Virsto, customers can more efficiently take advantage of their storage assets and help organizations deliver on the vision of the software-defined data center (SDDC).

"Virsto's storage hypervisor has excited the IT industry for its ability to help organizations realize the full potential of their existing storage assets," said Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto Software. "As the concept of the software defined data center gains traction -- and the realization that storage remains the missing link to achieve the necessary cost and agility for the SDDC -- Virsto is gaining recognition for its ability to offer the most flexible, efficient and scalable implementation of software-defined storage today."

The Storage Hypervisor is the Missing Link in the Software-Defined Datacenter

The concept of the SDDC is gaining recognition as IT moves away from infrastructure traditionally defined by proprietary hardware toward a more flexible infrastructure purpose built on the foundation of software designed for the dynamic and efficient allocation of resources at the virtual machine level. In the SDDC, all virtualized storage, server, networking and security resources required by an application can be defined by software and provisioned automatically. Virsto's VM-centric storage hypervisor is purpose built to deliver software-defined storage: the missing link for storage agility, performance and efficiency to realize more agile IT.

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