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I am excited to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the 4th edition of the radically simple, vSphere-embedded storage solution that is powering HCI solutions at over 3,000 customers! Get your hands on it today by downloading an evaluation copy and see for yourself why VMware Hyper-Converged Software—the combination of Virtual SAN, vSphere and vCenter Server—is one of the most popular and fastest growing software platforms for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).

You first heard about VSAN 6.2 last month and hopefully realized that—despite the small versioning change from 6.1 to 6.2—this is not your typical dot release. This is our biggest launch of Virtual SAN since we first introduced the product two years ago with Virtual SAN 5.5.

If you haven’t had a chance to dig into what’s new with Virtual SAN 6.2, then check out the following blogs. Learn how VMware is helping more customers realize the benefits of HCI and delivering new features to Virtual SAN that include deduplication, compression, erasure coding, quality of service, client cache, software checksums, advanced monitoring and more!

If you have read enough, then the next step is try it yourself! The free Virtual SAN Hands-on-Labs gives you an opportunity to experiment with many of the key features of Virtual SAN. To find out where Virtual SAN would fit in your environment, sign up for a VSAN Assessment. This free, one-week analysis can reveal where Virtual SAN can reduce cost, eliminate complexity, and increase your agility. Sign up today!