VMware has acquired storage startup company Virsto for an undisclosed amount of money. Virsto has around 50 employees and the company will help VMware stay very competitive against Microsoft.
Virsto makes it easier for a company’s storage to be managed like a big hard drive even if they are using different types of storage technologies or if the storage is located in different areas.
Microsoft has created technology that competes against VMware called Hyper-V. Hyper-V is included in Microsoft’s server operating system Windows Server 2012. Even though many enterprises prefer VMware over Windows Server 2012, Microsoft added a feature called Storage Spaces which is similar to what Virsto does.