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Virsto Wins Best in Biz ‘Enterprise Product of the Year’ Award

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Virsto Wins Best in Biz ‘Enterprise Product of the Year’ Award Nov 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 15, 2012 — Virsto® Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced that it has been named a 2012 bronze winner by the Best in Biz Awards in the Enterprise Product of the Year category. The awards are the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts that recognize companies for their business success.

This win acknowledges Virsto’s storage hypervisor Virsto for vSphere, which addresses the universal problems of storage in virtual environments – cost, performance, efficiency – and allows customers to get the most out of their existing storage hardware assets in virtualized environments. Virsto for vSphere is a 100 percent software solution that delivers a unique, VM-level storage abstraction layer for any block-based or SSD storage, allowing organizations to realized the full potential of their existing storage investments by removing the virtualization bottleneck. The solution has been successfully implemented by enterprises including NYSE-listed antivirus software company AVG to support its database virtualization initiative and San Diego State University Library as a core component for its virtual desktop initiative.

Winners of the Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Computerworld, Forbes, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. and ZDNet.

“We’ve seen great customer traction since launching Virsto for vSphere early this year, and since that time have had the opportunity to work closely with a growing list of innovative organizations on their virtualization initiatives,” said Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto Software. “We are excited that our success has been recognized by such an esteemed group for our unique approach to solving this multi-billion dollar challenge.”

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About Virsto Software

Virsto® Software delivers the industry’s first VM-centric storage hypervisor, changing the economics of storage in virtualized environments. Virsto improves storage utilization by up to 90 percent, increases performance by up to 10x, and accelerates VM storage provisioning by more than 99 percent. Virsto reduces the cost and complexity of storage for VDI, test and development, tier I application virtualization, cloud computing and other virtualization initiatives. Founded in 2007, Virsto is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. For more information, visit www.virsto.com.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program’s region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

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