Virsto Software is going to transform the way your enterprise uses storage. We deliver game-changing performance and utilization with any block-based storage,
working in conjunction with the popular hypervisors VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Virsto's storage hypervisor does for storage what the server hypervisor did for servers.
Virsto for Microsoft Windows Server
The key to better storage utilization and performance. The fastest solution for bulk provisioning.
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If your company relies on Microsoft Hyper-V as its virtual server hypervisor, you already know that you can squeeze a lot more performance and utilization out of servers than you used to. But storage? Not so much.
To ensure high performance of your virtual machines, you’re probably allocating 20 to 30 gigabytes of storage capacity per VM – but actually consuming only a small fraction of it. The rest of that allocated storage sits idle. In any environment, that adds up to a lot of wasted storage, and wasted money.
The Virsto storage hypervisor for Hyper-V changes the economics of storage. With it, storage over-provisioning and slow, manual VM provisioning now can be things of the past.
Features of Virsto for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2:
As an integrated, software-only solution, Virsto delivers native support for Hyper-V and the Microsoft Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). There are no separate applications to bring up or windows to click over to.
Bulk VM provisioning wizards
Virsto’s one-click VM provisioning option lets you provision a new virtual machine in just five seconds – not the 20 minutes that the usual manual provisioning requires.
Seamless backup and recovery
Virsto integrates with Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) functions to give you seamless, automated backup and recovery.
Virsto supports up to four distinct storage tiers, giving you the most flexibility to manage storage priorities and costs.
Only Virsto gives you a suite of capabilities that will fundamentally improve storage utilization and productivity, including VM storage self-provisioning, automated storage space reclamation and thin provisioning.
Exceptional storage performance
Virsto creates a virtual storage layer that presents virtual hard disks to virtual machines running in Hyper-V. Virsto vDisks look like native Hyper-V fixed disks, but consume only a fraction of their physical storage space.
Virsto vDisks are thin-provisioned, high-performance, cluster-aware, and support extremely scalable snapshot/clone technology – all at the same time. The result? Higher, far more predictable storage performance.
90% better storage utilization
When deployed with Virsto, Hyper-V virtual server environments use up to 90% less storage capacity.
Snapshots and clones that perform like a pass-through disk
If you’ve wanted to use snapshot/clone technology to make administration easier, but have experienced performance issues with array-based or native approaches, let Virsto help. Virsto vDisks and their snapshots/cones always deliver the same high performance as a pass-through disk.
In other words, Virsto vDisks and their snapshot/clones always perform at the limit of the underlying storage hardware, no matter how many snapshots or clones each vDisk may have.
Superior backup without sacrificing performance
Virsto fully supports Microsoft’s recommended DPM/VSS backup strategy. So, if you’re struggling with backup performance in failover cluster environments, Virsto vDisks are the answer. They’re fully cluster-aware and support the needs of clustered environments.
Seamless integration with Microsoft System Center
Virsto vDisks fit seamlessly into your existing System Center management environment, working with key tools including DPM, VSS, Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager. We also offer a FREE Systems Center Operations Manager Management Pack that takes this integration to the next level.
Finally, Virsto supports key features of the Hyper-V R2 environment, including Windows Server Failover Clusters and Live Migration . This preserves your existing investment in System Center administrative expertise, while enhancing the native storage capabilities of Hyper-V.