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One, Two, Three, Four Times A Winner! VMware vSAN Wins CRN’s Product of the Year Award for the Software Defined Storage Category!

VMware is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row, vSAN is the CRN Product of the Year in the Software Defined Storage category! We’re thankful for our partner’s recognition, and we’re excited to extend our leadership momentum. We were recently recognized as the market leader in HCI based on HCI software by IDC for Q3 2019.

VMware vSAN CRN award

CRN’s annual Products of the Year Awards are given to standout products and services that represent best-in-breed technological innovation and customer demand, among other criteria. A panel of CRN editors selected five eligible products as finalists, and winners were chosen by surveys fielded to solution providers to accurately capture real-world satisfaction among partners and their customers.

vSAN Powers Container-Ready Infrastructure

This year, VMware introduced vSAN 6.7 Update 3 to enable customers with container-ready infrastructure that can deliver high velocity scaling, multi-cloud portability and unified management. With vSAN 6.7 Update 3, IT can unify their virtual machine and container-based compute and storage management using familiar tools and processes, reducing time to remediate storage issues. vSAN 6.7 Update 3 scales at the pace of containers, and it provides developers seamless access to infrastructure. As VMware provides consistent infrastructure operations from the core data center to public cloud, workloads and their data can easily migrate across clouds.

vSAN Enterprise Plus Edition Introduced, Enables Self-Driving Operations

In 2019, VMware also announced vSAN Enterprise Plus Edition, a bundle of vSAN Enterprise and vRealize Operations Advanced licenses, which includes the following functionality:

Stretched clusters with local protection – Create a robust stretched cluster with site and local protection between two geographically separate sites, synchronously replicating data between sites. It enables enterprise-level availability for 50 percent lower costs than the leading traditional solution.

vSAN Encryption – Native to vSAN, vSAN Encryption provides data-at-rest security at the cluster level and supports all vSAN features, including space efficiency features like deduplication and compression. Enabled with a few clicks, vSAN Encryption is built for compliance requirements and offers simple key management with support for all KMIP compliant key managers, such as CloudLink, Hytrust, SafeNet, Thales, and Vormetric. vSAN Encryption is FIPS 140-2 validated, meeting stringent U.S. federal government standards.

Continuous performance optimization – Enable performance at minimal cost, driven by operational and business intent with predictive analytics driving actions to automatically balance workloads and proactively avoid contention.

Efficient capacity management and planning – Reduce cost and capacity risk with real-time, predictive capacity analytics, delivering optimal densification and proactive planning. Predict future demand, get actionable recommendations, and automate reclamation and right-sizing.

Intelligent remediation – Predict, prevent, and troubleshoot faster with actionable insights correlating metrics and logs, and unified observability from applications to infrastructure. Centralize IT operations management with native SDDC integrations, federated views, and a highly scalable and extensible platform.

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