VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN), is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

vSAN is a core building block for the Software-Defined Data Center.

What’s New: vSAN 6.6

Learn more about significant new capabilities of vSAN 6.6.

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vSAN Product Overview

vSAN is the industry-leading software for HCI.

What vSAN Does

Enables You to Evolve Without Risk

As the only native-vSphere storage, vSAN enables you to seamlessly extend virtualization to storage, creating a hyper-converged solution that simply works with your existing tools, skillsets, software solutions and hardware platforms. vSAN now further reduces risk with the first native HCI security solution, protecting data-at-rest while offering simple management and a hardware-agnostic solution. vSAN continues to offer the broadest set of deployment choices supported by the large, proven vSAN ReadyNode ecosystem of leading server vendors.

Scales to Tomorrow

As your businesses continue to evolve, the agility of vSAN helps you prepare for tomorrow’s IT demands—whether that requires expanding into the public cloud or rapidly deploying the latest flash and server technologies to gain a competitive advantage. vSAN also supports a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications and containers. When combined with NSX, a vSAN powered SDDC stack can extend on-premises storage and management services across different public clouds ensuring a consistent experience.

Reduces TCO

Faced with tight IT budgets, customers are turning to HCI powered by vSAN to lower total cost of ownership up to 50%. vSAN can dramatically reduce costs due to hardware choice, server-side economics, and affordable flash. Your operations become easier with fewer tasks and intelligent automation that can be managed through one tool and a unified team. The simplicity allows you to respond to business demands faster and more intelligently. New enhanced stretch clusters deliver site and local protection at half the cost of leading traditional solutions.

SPOTLIGHT 

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vSAN is Server Based Storage Product of the Year

Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com picks vSAN 6.2 as Gold Winner.

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CUSTOMER STORIES

Some 7,000 customers have rapidly adopted VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure software.

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New College Durham

Watch how vSAN provides a cost effective storage solution for NCD.

Chambre des notaires du Québec

vSAN streamlines storage, accelerates performance for CNQ.

MORE CUSTOMER STORIES

Scores of customers worldwide across a variety of industries succeed with vSAN.

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COMPARE

Compare vSAN editions to find the best option for your VMware hyper-converged infrastructure environment. You can also learn more in the vSAN Licensing and Packaging White Paper

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Storage Policy-Based Management
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Read / Write SSD Caching
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Replication (5 min RPO)
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Software Checksum
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All-Flash Support
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vSAN for Desktop

vSAN for Desktop licensing provides a different licensing option for VDI users. vSAN for Desktop is priced per concurrent user (CCU) in a VDI environment and sold in packs of 10 and 100 licenses. vSAN for Desktop is also included in the Horizon Advanced and Enterprise bundles which have the vSAN Advanced license.

vSAN for ROBO

vSAN for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) is available for use at remote locations with low consolidation ratios. It is sold as 25-VM packs based on vSAN Standard or Advanced Editions. It is distributable across the different remote sites and is limited to a maximum of 25 virtual machines per site.

Choose the Right Hardware

We are the only vendor to partner with all leading x86 server OEMs to deliver an HCI solution with the broadest set of deployment choices, providing organizations maximum flexibility of hardware, software, licenses and support. Find the right hardware platform for your project with vSAN ReadyNode.

GETTING STARTED 

vSAN is radically simple, enterprise-class software-defined storage powering VMware hyper-converged infrastructure. Get started by learning about vSAN at your own pace or learn with us. We offer a variety of ways to experience the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and vSAN, from live webinars to self-paced on-demand courses.

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RESOURCES 

Technical and business resources for vSAN help you at every stage, from evaluation to optimization.