Introducing a Technical Overview of vSphere Storage Appliance
When SMBs contemplate whether to virtualize, they often face shared storage hardware for the first time. Now, VMware has introduced vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) to provide shared storage benefits for SMBs without shared storage hardware in a cost-effective and simplified manner. With VSA, SMBs can unlock business continuity features within vSphere such as high availability (automatically restart your applications when your servers fail), vMotion (perform hardware maintenance without service disruption by live migrating your workloads), and Data Recovery (backup all of your business critical applications and data).
For an overview on VSA architecture, deployment of a VSA storage cluster, and VSA’s monitoring capabilities, check out this technical paper by our resident storage expert Cormac Hogan.
Stay tuned for our upcoming post in January about how the VSA solution can be more cost-effective than using the traditional approach of shared storage hardware…