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VMware vSAN: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Organizations that use VMware's vSphere virtualization technology may also want to consider its vSAN software-defined storage (SDS). The interoperability between these solutions should be seamless, enabling an efficient and sophisticated SDS environment. 

The vSAN comes in a wide range of editions, making it suitable for many different use cases, industries, and companies of all sizes. Clearly, VMware, with its deep legacy in virtualization and the data center, understands the key parameters of SDS.

Furthermore, vSAN is particularly well adapted for creating cloud computing environments based on hyperconverged infrastructure. So it is designed for today's advanced combined hardware offerings, enabling it to leverage the most advanced data center environments.

Product Description

According to VMware, more than 15,000 customers have deployed vSAN, its software-defined storage solution. It comes in multiple editions to support a wide range of use cases. It runs on any industry-standard x86 servers and is especially well suited for hyperconverged infrastructure. It is tightly integrated with vSphere, and it can scale from 2 to 64 hosts.

Type of product:

Software-only

Editions available:

Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, Remote Office Branch Office, Desktop and HCI Kits Editions

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • vSphere integration
  • native HCI encryption
  • low TCO
  • optimization for flash
  • granular non-disruptive scale-up or scale-out capabilities
  • deduplication
  • compression
  • erasure coding
  • QoS
  • cloud analytics
  • policy-based management

Target Industries

Education, healthcare, government, SMBs, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, retail, technology, telecommunications

Customers

Clover School District, Fulton County Schools, Oakland University, Oregon State University, Queen's University, Tamkang University, Discovery, PNC Financial Services Group, City of North Las Vegas, U.S. government, Baystate Health, Cerne, Temple University, Union Hospital, Amway, Smithfield Foods, Rent-a-center, CenturyLink

Pricing and How to Buy

Available on request from VMware or authorized resellers.

VMware vSAN Features Chart

VMware vSAN

Type of Product

Software-only

Editions Available

Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, Remote Office Branch Office, Desktop and HCI Kits Editions

License

Proprietary

Key features

vSphere integration

native HCI encryption

low TCO

optimization for flash

granular non-disruptive scale-up or scale-out capabilities

deduplication

compression

erasure coding

QoS

cloud analytics

policy-based management

Target Industries

Education, healthcare, government, SMBs, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, retail, technology, telecommunications

Pricing

Available on request

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