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On Tuesday, September 22nd, Virtual SAN users had the opportunity to connect with the experts in a one-hour CrowdChat session to ask questions, provide feedback on Virtual SAN 6.1 features, and request future Virtual SAN features. Popular topics of conversation included new stretched clusters, ROBO, advanced management, and deployment methods. The full CrowdChat conversation can be viewed here.

In addition to providing insight to our customers about Virtual SAN, we received great feedback from our strong customer base—2,000+ users and growing! Here’s what Virtual SAN users had to say about their experience with VSAN.

 

New Features

There was a lot of buzz around new Virtual SAN 6.1 features, including stretched clusters, Virtual SAN for ROBO, and the Health Check Plug-in. To learn more about what’s new in Virtual SAN 6.1, check out this blog post.

 

 

Stretched Clusters

Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Clusters provides customers with the ability to deploy a single Virtual SAN cluster across multiple data center. Click here for an in-depth look at the benefits of stretched clusters.

 



 

 

ROBO

Virtual SAN 6.1 is a game-changer for smaller ROBO environments, where they can now have all of the manageability, performance, and availability benefits of a traditional Virtual SAN cluster implementation with just two physical nodes and a witness virtual appliance. In addition, a new Virtual SAN ROBO license makes it easier and more affordable to deploy in many small ROBO environments. Learn how your business can leverage VSAN for ROBO here.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Virtual SAN CrowdChat, and to our stellar Virtual SAN experts for bringing your expertise to the chat!

 

To test-drive Vitual SAN 6.1 today for free, try our all-new Virtual SAN 6.1 Hands-On Lab – no installation required.