It’s been two weeks since the launch of Virtual SAN 6.2 and the tech community has been buzzing about its new features and capabilities. VMware significantly expanded the capabilities of the 4th generation Virtual SAN by introducing deduplication & compression, erasure coding, QoS, updated performance management, and much more. Read more about these new features here.
VMware Virtual SAN is an enterprise-class, policy-driven storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines, delivering an efficient and cost-effective operational model. But don’t take our word for it – hear it from the experts themselves.
“The introduction of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 is yet another example of VMware’s commitment to driving innovation in virtualized environments. VMware provides an ideal platform for our software-defined solutions, and together, we are delivering flexibility, simplicity and lower cost of ownership for the software-defined data center.”
– Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta
“In a week full of VMware announcement around desktop- and application-related virtualization products, the announcement of a point upgrade of its software-defined storage (SDS) technology has taken a back seat. But for those using VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), the upgrades are worth noting. The top enhancements in VSAN 6.2 are built around saving storage space.”
- Keith Ward, Virtualization Review Editor-in-Chief
“While the appliance model with pre-configured hardware and pre-installed software has enjoyed rapid adoption in the market, I see a rising interest in hyper-converged software. In this exciting model, all the software components are deeply integrated – but there is flexibility in the choice of underlying hardware, either to adapt to your scaling needs or to allow you to choose from a range of highly certified pre-qualified nodes from a variety of different server vendors. It is vital that the hardware platforms have strict certification criteria worked out between the server and software vendors to ensure that the end-customer does not have to deal with any integration headaches.”
– Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO
Ready to Learn More?
There’s a plethora of upcoming events for you to learn more about Virtual SAN 6.2 and how you can benefit from implementing a hyper-converged solution in your software-defined data center. Whether you attend a SociaLab in one of six cities or a 20-minute webinar from the office, we welcome any questions and feedback you have!
Get Smart About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar Series (3/2, 3/10, 3/16)
In these 20-minute webinars, learn how HCI solutions built on the vSphere hypervisor and VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage dramatically simplify data center infrastructure while lowering costs
Virtual SAN from A to Z SociaLab (Multiple Dates & Locations)
Bring your own device to this interactive hands-on lab event where VMware engineering experts guide you step-by-step through VSAN technical features, functions and business use cases