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Storage Magazine Names Virsto Software-Defined Storage 'Product of the Year' Finalist

Virsto for vSphere Storage Hypervisor Recognized for Improving Performance and Reducing Storage Capacity Consumption

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Virsto® Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric software-defined storage, today announced that its storage hypervisor, Virsto for vSphere 1.5, has been selected as a 2012 Product of the Year finalist in the Enterprise Storage System Software category by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com. Virsto's storage hypervisor delivers purpose built, high-performance data services, including I/O optimization, high-performance thin provisioning, scalable snapshots, and space-efficient clones as VM-centric software-defined storage, supporting any existing block storage and any virtualized workload.

"This award recognizes innovative technology solutions that are making a real impact in the evolution of storage," said Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto Software. "This recognition comes at an especially exciting time for Virsto, as the IT industry is desperately seeking a more cost-effective, efficient, and agile storage architecture to realize the promise of the software defined datacenter. Virsto's unique implementation of VM-centric software-defined storage via our storage hypervisor is the missing link to realizing this exciting vision."

As the industry's first VM-centric storage hypervisor, Virsto delivers differentiated software-defined storage functionality to each virtual machine, regardless of the underlying storage. With Virsto, all storage presented to virtual machines is high performance, thin-provisioned and instantly available. Virsto removes the storage inefficiencies of virtualized workloads and enables IT to achieve the full performance potential of the block-based storage deployed to support virtualized environments.

Among the hundreds of entries for the Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the Year, a panel of judges selected 52 enterprise data storage systems products in six categories as finalists, evaluating technical innovation, solid value, practical functionality, performance, integration with existing data storage infrastructures, ease of use and manageability.

To learn more about the Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the Year finalists, go to http://searchvirtualstorage.techtarget.com/feature/Storage-system-software-2012-Products-of-the-Year-finalists

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About Virsto Software
Virsto® Software offers the industry's first VM-centric storage hypervisor, delivering purpose-built software-defined storage and 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 1 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.

Virsto is a registered trademark of Virsto Software. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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