The VMware vSAN team is excited to announce that vSAN 6.2 was selected as the overall Gold winner in the Server-Based Storage category of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2016
Products of the Year award. The team is honored to receive this recognition.
A variety of entries were judged by Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com editors, along with other storage industry analysts and consultants and the decision was based on the following criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value; all of which are exemplified in the vSAN 6.2 product.
vSAN 6.2 was launched in February 2016 and introduced data efficiency features like deduplication, compression and erasure coding for all flash environments which significantly helps customers lower their total cost of ownership. Following the success of vSAN 6.2, the team introduced vSAN 6.5 on November 15th, 2016. vSAN 6.5 introduced new features including 2-node direct connect, which can save customers up to 20% per ROBO site, full feature PowerCLI for scalability and ease of enterprise-class automation, and support for next-gen hardware including large capacity drives with 512e support.
vSAN’s success and innovation in the market has brought them a loyal following, with over 7,000 customers. Companies like Rent-A-Center have adopted vSAN to help modernize their data center with ease. Utilizing VxRail, Rent-A-Center has standardized their VDI environments by leveraging vSAN all-flash storage resulting in a streamlined data center, simplified operations, and cost reduction.