Virsto Software, a provider of VM-centric storage-hypervisor software, has landed a follow-on investment to the tune of $5 million to its June 8 Series B round of $12 million, bringing the total investment in the round to $17 million.
Southern Cross Venture Partners and Correlation Ventures join as new investors – InterWest Partners, August Capital and Canaan Partners backed the company earlier. Southern Cross was an investor in EvoStor, an Australia-based developer of storage solutions for the VMware market, which Virsto acquired earlier this year.
The additional funding will be used to accelerate growth, broaden industry partnerships and expand hiring to support continued innovation in Virsto’s products that bring performance, functionality and cost back into line for storage in virtual environments.
The company also plans to use the proceeds to enter the VMware market this year.
Founded in 2007, Virsto has developed the first multi-platform VM-centric storage hypervisor. A partner of Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, Virsto’s software lets organizations change the economics of storage in server and desktop virtualization, increasing performance and management flexibility while lowering storage costs.