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After rigorous testing, VMware®, creator of the market-leading hyper-converged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN™, announces vSAN support for Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC). VMware is further extending the market for HCI to austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required—packaging vSAN with enterprise-grade storage and compute into the size of an airline carry-on rollaway case.

 

The new vSAN support builds on a previous announcement of Voyager TDC receiving VMware Ready™ status for the VMware vSphere®. You can read that news release here. Now VMware will support vSAN, vSphere and vCenter in production deployments in select, approved configurations.

VMware continues to vigorously work with Klas Telecom, a company known for leading the tactical market in developing innovative low size, weight and power (SWaP) communications systems for the network edge, to validate vSAN with all current and future Voyager TDC configurations. Customers interested can contact their VMware or Klas Telecom representative for specific supported configurations.

“We are happy to work with customers to validate their vSAN deployment of choice, indicating our commitment to supporting any modern infrastructure, deployed anywhere. We want our customers to feel confident that their infrastructure will just work, so they can focus on more important things. We are also highly committed to supporting America’s service men and women and first responders with the tools they need to accomplish their mission,” said Lee Caswell, Vice President, Storage and Availability Products at VMware.

Voyager TDC + vSAN

By using Voyager TDC with VMware vSphere® and vSAN™, organizations can rapidly and easily deploy an enterprise-grade storage and compute network in the size of an airline carry-on rollaway case so users can access, collect, store, process, analyze and disseminate high volumes of data locally rather than having to rely on bandwidth-constrained backhaul to access an offsite data center. Voyager TDC is designed to military ruggedization standards and provides the highest compute performance per watt and storage per cubic inch than any other solution available in the tactical market.

Voyager TDC saves time, money and resources by reducing hardware footprint (the system replaces hundreds of pounds of traditionally-deployed server room equipment), simplifying transportation and logistics (the case can be hand carried) and lowering total cost of ownership for customers.

“One specific customer told us that by utilizing the Voyager TDC, they literally saved 1.25 million dollars per deployment,” said David Huisenga, President and CEO at Klas Telecom Government. “That’s a ton of money conserved after the initial purchase and during each deployment that people don’t often think about when procuring communication equipment. We are excited to provide that capability to VMware customers.”

Top 3 Reasons Why vSAN

vSAN provides market leading innovation that revolutionizes IT for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and First Responders.

  1. Industry first software encryption for data-at-rest.

In 2017, VMware announced software-based vSAN Encryption for data-at-rest, securing data while lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) by obviating the need for self-encrypting drives (SEDs). Encryption is applied at the cluster-level, and any data written to a vSAN storage device – both at the cache layer and persistent layer — can be fully encrypted. Also, vSAN supports two-factor authentication, including SecurID and CAC.

  1. Leverage existing skill sets to evolve your data center with intuitive operations.

Avoid costly temporary duty (TDY) and learning yet another siloed tool set by using your existing software infrastructure. vSAN is easy to use; it has the exact same look and feel as vSphere, the industry leading hypervisor, since it is native to vSphere. Also, you can use your existing management tool – vCenter – to manage all vSAN deployments. vSAN is so simple to use that over half of vSAN users report they are product experts within 30 days of adoption.

  1. Centrally monitor and manage all your vSAN deployments.

vSAN deployments are monitored and managed through the familiar vCenter interface. A centralized administrator can rapidly monitor performance in the field with dashboards built right in to vCenter, and take action from the same tool. Communication specialists don’t need to deploy into hostile environments, and Service Members can stay in the field performing mission critical activities.

Learn More about vSAN with Voyager TDC

Learn more about vSAN’s full capabilities to transform IT at www.vmware.com/vsan and the Klas Telecom Voyager TDC at https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/solutions/voyager-tactical-data-center-n-a#summary.