Become a Trusted Advisor with VMware’s Free VSAN Assessment Tool

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Calling all VI Admins, Enterprise Architect/Storage Admins and Infrastructure or IT Directors—did you know VMware’s free VSAN Assessment tool enables you to assess your customer’s storage environment and identify Virtual SAN opportunities at customer sites in just one week? The tool provides detailed insights into your customer’s virtualization environment that can position you as a trusted-advisor delivering valuable information, with or without a purchase of Virtual SAN.

By showing your customers how they can benefit from Virtual SAN technology in their environments, you are able to speed up the sales process and close more deals.

This SaaS-based tool collects and analyzes data from your customer’s vSphere storage environment (i.e., I/O patterns), and provides the following technical and business recommendations:

  • Which VMs are a suitable candidate for Virtual SAN – Hybrid or All Flash
  • Sizing and hardware recommendations (i.e., number of servers, SSD, HDD)
  • TCO analysis compared to storage arrays

How VMware VSAN Enables Hyper-Converged Infrastructure 

HCI is top of mind for many customers and when deployed creates a true software defined data center. The foundational components of VMware’s HCI solution are VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN, which allow the convergence of compute, storage and networking onto a single, integrated layer of software that, can run on any commodity x86 infrastructure. vSphere abstracts and aggregates compute and memory resources into logical pools of compute capacity while Virtual SAN, embedded in vSphere, pools server-attached storage to create a high performance, shared datastore for virtual machine storage.

Launching Hybrid Cloud

VMware Virtual SAN can be leveraged not just in the on-prem data center (i.e. the private cloud), but also by public clouds, like vCloud Air or the vCloud Air Network of cloud providers.  The result is one unified hybrid cloud managed from a common cloud management platform.

Growing End-User Computing

Finally, Virtual SAN ADV is bundled with Horizon ENT and ADV, providing those customers with radically simple and scalable storage for virtual desktops and applications, with superior performance and dramatically lower TCO. In addition, Virtual SAN for Desktop licenses provide an easy, per-desktop storage option with predictable costs and scaling. Learn more about Virtual SAN for Horizon.

How is VMware supporting me with these enhancements?

Virtual SAN 6.1 is the third-generation of VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage for vSphere. With this release we are introducing several major enhancements and new capabilities that broaden the applicability of the now proven and reliable Virtual SAN technology with higher availability, new hardware options and advanced management capabilities delivered through VMware vRealize Operations. Virtual SAN 6.1 capabilities are building on top of the high performance and increased scale of Virtual SAN 6.0 by providing enterprise-class storage for all virtualized workloads, including Tier-1 production, mission-critical applications, and high availability demanding use cases. Visit the VSAN Assessment Partner Central page today and:

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