Virtual SAN 6.2 is the fourth generation of VMware's radically simple, enterprise-class software-defined storage that powers leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.
Virtual SAN 6.2 is radically simple, enterprise-class, sofware-defined storage and is a key component of VMware Hyper-Converged Software (VMware HCS). VMware HCS transforms data center infrastructure with a simple, high-performance and cost-effective software architecture that converges compute, storage, and networking on industry-standard x86 building blocks. Virtual SAN, a critical part to VMware HCS, is uniquely embedded in the hypervisor and delivers flash-optimized, elastically-scalable, hyper-converged storage for vSphere virtual machines.
Customers of all industries and sizes trust Virtual SAN to both simplify their IT infrastructure and run their enterprise workloads, from business-critical applications to thousands of virtual desktops.
Virtual SAN offers:
Virtual SAN 6.2 enables radically simple hyper-converged infrastructure with the highest performance, lowest cost and a flash-optimized architecture ready for any application, any scale. With the rapid adoption of all-flash storage, Virtual SAN 6.2 is focused on delivering the future of flash today with all-flash performance for less than competing hybrid solutions.
The fourth-generation release further improves total cost of ownership with storage efficiency features such as deduplication and compression, along with enhanced automation capabilities such as quality of service controls.
The most significant new capabilities of Virtual SAN 6.2 are:
VMware is also announcing a technology direction around investigation into a Virtual SAN for VMware Photon solution that could provide a scalable, high-performance storage platform for containers and cloud native applications.