VMware (VMW -2.7%) is acquiring Virsto, developer of software that significantly improves...

|By:, SA News Editor

VMware (VMW -2.7%) is acquiring Virsto, developer of software that significantly improves storage performance for systems running virtualization software, both from VMware and others. Virsto also enables more efficient storage use through its support for thin provisioning tech. The purchase is the latest in a string of acquisitions (I, II, III) VMware has made as it tries to evolve into an IT infrastructure management leader. Terms aren't disclosed; look for VMware to integrate Virsto's solutions with those of parent EMC. (earlier)