Virtustream is a Cloud Computing service provider headquartered in McLean, VA, United States. Founded by Rodney J. Rogers and Kevin Reid in 2009, the company was bought by EMC Corporation in July 2015 for $1.2 billion in an all-cash deal. EMC Corporation merged with Dell Technologies in September 2016, bringing Virtustream under Dell.

Virtustream offers several cloud computing products, solutions and managed services for enterprises and government organizations. The company also offers products such as xStream, a cloud management platform, Viewtrust, risk management, and continuous compliance monitoring as-a-service solution and µVM(Micro Virtual Machine), a cloud resource management technology.

Virtustream Timeline:

2009: Virtustream was founded by Rodney J. Rogers and Kevin Reid

2010: Launches Cloud Platform xStream and cloud resource management technology

2013: Launches European Operations

2015: Extends infrastructure services for SAP HEC

2015: Virtustream is acquired by EMC for $1.2 billion

2016: Dell buys EMC corporation in a $67 billion deal

2017: Launches Healthcare Cloud

2018: Founders Rodney Rogers and Kevin Reid leave the company


Virtustream products are focused more on enterprise customers government organizations and niche segments like healthcare.The company also offers planning and migration service to companies which helps companies migrate and manage their cloud.

Virtustream Enterprise Cloud:

The flagship product is designed for handling complex IT landscapes and mission-critical applications. As a fully managed service, Virtustream Enterprise Cloud offers up to 99.999% availability, which is higher than general purpose public clouds.

“For high-availability workloads, Virtustream offers embedded disaster recovery protection through the replication of data at geographically-dispersed data centers.”

Virtustream Storage Cloud:

Hyperscale cloud storage and backup service that offers built-in redundancy of up to 99.999% availability and up to 99.99999999999% of data durability. Virtustream offers four types of storage service; Standard, Standard- Infrequently accessed, Premium and Premium – Infrequently accessed

Virtustream Healthcare Cloud:

A HIPAA/HITECH-compliant cloud built for healthcare providers. Offers availability SLA up to 99.999%. Healthcare providers can also avail the optional 24×7, managed service offered by Virtustream.

According to the company, “Virtustream helps public sector and federal government organizations drastically increase the performance and reliability of their mission-critical applications — including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and many others.”

Cloud Planning and Migration:

Virtustream helps companies plan and execute their migration to the cloud. Virtustream Advisor, a proprietary analysis and planning tool built by the company helps customers understand current IT consumption, patterns, recommended solution architecture, estimated cost savings and ROI, TCO analysis, Executive summaries and presentations.

Application Managed Services:

Virtustream offers fully integrated, specialized managed services solutions that can take care of technical administration, underlying operating systems, database management, and maintenance. The company offers the following services:

Application Management: Functional Configuration, Performance Tuning, Capacity Planning & Resource Optimization

DB & App Administration: Technical Application Management (e.g. SAP Basis), Database Administration, System Tuning, Upgrades, Patches, Issue Resolution

VM & OS Administration: Active Directory/System/Security Admin, Installation, Upgrades, Patches, Monitoring

Virtustream Federal Cloud:

Designed for federal organizations with high levels of compliance requirements. Virtustream supports the following requirements:

  • FedRAMP Moderate P-ATO

  • SSAE18/SOC2/ISAE3402

  • ISO 27001:2013

  • ISO 9001:2015

  • ISO 22301:2012


  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR


Virtustream Availability: Global Infrastructure

As a cloud computing service provider Virtustream has built more than 20 data centers around over the world.