Davis: Over 95 percent of our software code is independent of a particular hypervisor, and we run on multiple platforms in our lab. We intend to deliver exciting new storage solutions for all virtualization users.
The speed with which we release versions of our Virsto One software on other hypervisors will be a function of market demand and hypervisor platform vendor support. With help from other virtualization platform vendors, we could deliver new versions within a couple of quarters.
InfoWorld: With other storage virtualization solutions already out there, what do you consider your biggest differentiator?
Davis: The greatest flaw of alternatives is that they are built on foundations that aren't specific to virtualization. We are the only product that is built from the ground up specifically for virtual servers.
Thanks again to Mark Davis for speaking with me. Virsto One will be generally available by the end of February and pricing will be per server socket. The company is also offering a free 30-day trial to Microsoft Hyper-V users.
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