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Virsto Selected by AlwaysOn as OnDemand Top 100 Winner

#1 Storage Hypervisor Provider Recognized for Creating New Opportunities in On-Demand Software and Cloud Computing (March 20, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Virsto® Software, the leading provider of storage hypervisor software, today announced that the company earned a spot on the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 winners list. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies market leadership and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Virsto was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list of winners.

"Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year. As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas is being created at a new macro level," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all businesses coexist. The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace."

Founded in 2007, Virsto has developed the first and only software-based storage hypervisor built for virtual machines. A close partner of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, the company has a proven track record of advancing storage virtualization in the enterprise. Virsto's software lets all organizations, including enterprise, private and public cloud customers, reap the benefits of server and desktop virtualization, increasing performance while lowering storage costs.

"The OnDemand 100 award recognizes the Virsto team for innovation in addressing the next wave in virtualization, and the market potential for disrupting storage economics in a fully virtualized environment," said Mark Davis, CEO of Virsto. "We'd like to congratulate the other companies that join us on this year's list and thank AlwaysOn for recognizing the unique benefits that our storage hypervisor delivers to customers."

Virsto Software and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's OnDemand event on April 4th, 2012 at Hewlett-Packard's Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA.

A full list of all the OnDemand Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

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About Virsto
Virsto Software delivers the industry's first VM-centric storage hypervisor, 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 I application virtualization, cloud computing and other virtualization initiatives. Founded in 2007, Virsto is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. For more information, visit

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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