VMware to acquire software company Virsto Software

12 Feb 2013

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Cloud and virtualisation provider VMware is hoping to boost its development of storage technologies with the acquisition of Virsto Software, a provider of software that optimises storage performance and utilisation in virtual environments.

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013, have not been disclosed.

VMware’s vice-president of storage and availability John Gilmartin said VMware believes the acquisition of Virsto will accelerate its development of storage technologies, allowing its customers to improve the efficiency and performance of storage in a virtual infrastructure.

“VMware is committed to continuing to deliver software innovations that bring significant efficiencies to our customers while simplifying infrastructure and IT,” Gilmartin said.

Virsto Software CEO Mark Davis said his company and VMware both seek to remove complexity and increase efficiencies through virtualisation.

“We are excited to combine forces with VMware to provide customers a more cost-effective, efficient, and agile storage architecture,” Davis said.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic