VMware Virtual SAN is radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure.

Virtual SAN Product Overview

Virtual SAN Product Overview

Virtual SAN Product Overview (3:10 min)

VMware Virtual SAN at Oregon State University College of Business

VMware Virtual SAN at Oregon State University College of Business

VMware Virtual SAN at Oregon State University College of Business VIDEO

How Oregon State University uses Virtual SAN to deliver VDI to their classroom environment and labs.

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Radically Simple Storage for VMs

Simplify and streamline storage provisioning and management for vSphere environments. Use virtual machine-centric storage policies to provide finely granular control and automation of storage service levels. Self-tuning capabilities automatically rebuild and rebalance storage resources to align with the service levels assigned to each VM. Full integration with vSphere and the entire VMware stack delivers an efficient and cost-effective operational model.

Lower TCO by up to 50%

Enable flexible, predictable "grow-as-you-go" scaling and eliminate large up-front investments. Inexpensive industry-standard server components reduce storage CapEx and give you the flexibility to choose vendors and configurations. Lower OpEx by simplifying storage management with vSphere tools and automating management of storage service levels through VM-centric policies.

High Performance

Enable read/write caching using server-side flash. Virtual SAN is built into the VMware hypervisor, optimizing the I/O data path to deliver much better performance than a virtual appliance or an external device. An all-flash architecture provides data persistence on SSDs to deliver extremely high performance with consistent, fast response times.

Elastic Scalability

Provide elastic, non-disruptive scaling of storage resources. Scale both capacity and performance simultaneously by adding a new host to the cluster (scale-out). Or, scale capacity and performance independently by merely adding new HDDs or SSDs to existing hosts (scale-up).

Software-Defined Storage for vSphere

Hypervisor-converged architecture enables storage and compute to run on the same physical host with minimal overhead. Seamless integration with the vSphere Web Client and the entire VMware stack simplifies management.

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