More than 20,000 customers worldwide have achieved success with hyperconverged infrastructure powered by vSAN. VMware vSAN powers industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions with vSphere-native, flash-optimized storage for private and public cloud deployments. The software reduces infrastructure costs, allowing you to start small and grow non-disruptively as your needs evolve. It also delivers high performance while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) over traditional storage arrays, allowing IT teams to deliver desktop services to end users by running virtual machines on consolidated clusters in the data center.
One of these customers is Colorado College, which turned to vSAN for this very reason. “We chose hyperconverged for our environment primarily because of the redundancy features that it gives us,” Andrew Watson, systems engineer at Colorado College said. The power of vSAN provided the college with data resiliency, availability and speed of performance, particularly for their VDI so that they could boot multiple desktop instances at the same time.
We are excited to introduce you to our seventh generation of vSAN, version 6.7, which is focused completely on helping our customers take their IT and HCI experience to the next level - from the operations to operations to support vSAN. Learn more about vSAN 6.7 in this Technical White Paper
This video provides an introduction to vSAN features, benefits, and use cases.
Learn how hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN saves you money and delivers higher agility for organizations.
Information on the removal of Multicast in vSAN 6.6. Read the Technical White Paper here.
VMware® vSAN™ is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) platform that is fully integrated with VMware vSphere®. vSAN aggregates locally attached disks of hosts that are members of a vSphere cluster, to create a distributed shared storage solution. vSAN enables the rapid provisioning of storage within VMware vCenter™ as part of virtual machine creation and deployment operations. vSAN is the first policy-driven storage product designed for vSphere environments that simplifies and streamlines storage provisioning and management. Using VM-level storage policies, vSAN automatically and dynamically matches requirements with underlying storage resources. With vSAN, many manual storage tasks are automated - delivering a more efficient and cost-effective operational model.
This Technical Design and Sizing Guide document focuses on helping administrators to correctly design and size a vSAN cluster, and answer some of the common questions around number of hosts, number of disk groups, cache sizing, and number of capacity devices along with detailed configuration questions to help to correctly and successfully deploy vSAN.