Virtual SAN (Beta)
VMware® Virtual SAN™, a new software-defined storage tier, pools compute and direct-attached storage resources and clusters server disks and flash to create resilient shared storage.
Radically Simple Storage Management
Policy-based management streamlines storage provisioning and ongoing administration, automatically maintaining specified storage capacity, performance and availability levels for each virtual machine.
Self-Tuning Storage and Dynamic Load Balancing
Maintain specified storage capacity, performance and availability levels for each individual virtual machine automatically and non-disruptively.
Two-Click Storage Provisioning
Virtual SAN lets you quickly provision shared storage directly from VMware® vCenter™ during virtual machine creation, automatically aggregating server disks in the cluster.
Seamless Integration with VMware vSphere® and vCenter
Virtual SAN is tightly integrated with all vCenter features, and it enables direct storage management in vCenter with the same ease as compute.
High Performance with SSD Caching
Built into the vSphere kernel for lowest latency, Virtual SAN uses read/write SSD caching in each host and provides intelligent data placement within the cluster.
Resiliency Against Multiple Hardware Failures
Gain the ability to tolerate multiple disk and node failures, plus an efficient, time-saving break-replace approach to hardware maintenance.
Dynamic Scaling of Performance and Capacity
Scale on demand by adding hosts on the fly or hot-adding disks to existing server nodes.
Reduced CapEx via Server Disks
Leverage inexpensive server disks for shared storage, avoiding the capital expense of specialized hardware.
High Performance, Lower TCO
Automate and consolidate storage to get equal or better performance with an efficient converged architecture, yielding significant savings in power, space and cooling expenses.