A new Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper is now available. VSAN is a new storage solution from VMware that is fully integrated with vSphere. The paper looks at all aspects of the new VSAN architecture, including what the requirements are, the converged storage and compute aspects, the hybrid nature of using SSD & HDD, and the new storage policies, bringing to reality VMware’s vision for software defined storage. Also the considerations that must be taken into account when deploying VSAN are covered as well as interoperability with other vSphere products is also discussed.

You can download the white paper from the VMware Technical Resources site here.

Link to the What’s New Virtual SAN white paper.

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About the Author

Cormac Hogan

Cormac Hogan is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware. He has been with VMware since April 2005 and has previously held roles in VMware’s Technical Marketing and Technical Support organizations. He has written a number of storage related white papers and have given numerous presentations on storage best practices and vSphere storage features. He is also the co-author of the “Essential Virtual SAN” book published by VMware Press.