Run, Monitor, and Manage your Storage on One Platform
Introduction to Cloud Native Storage
Get a quick overview of cloud native storage in vSphere and vSAN and learn how it encourages collaboration between developers and IT operators.
Maximize the Power of Modern Stateful Apps
Run S3-Compatible Object Storage Optimally with the vSAN Data Persistence Platform
Cloudian HyperStore and MinIO Object Storage are now integrated with the vSAN Data Persistence platform.
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Benefits of Cloud Native Storage in vSphere and vSAN
Modernize infrastructure at your own pace and manage VM and container storage on the same platform with similar operational models.
High Velocity Scaling
Flexible Deployment Options
Hybrid Cloud-Ready Infrastructure
Ensure consistent infrastructure, processes, and tooling across clouds.
Optimize storage for modern stateful services to achieve space savings and operational simplicity.
Minimized Data and Infrastructure Risks
Protect Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes with Velero integration and encryption for persistent volumes.
Features of Cloud Native Storage
API and Policy-Driven Provisioning
Empower developers to provision and scale persistent volumes and modern stateful services dynamically with Kubernetes APIs. Apply consistent storage policies for containers and VMs through SPBM integration with StorageClass in Kubernetes.
vSAN-SNA and vSAN Direct Configuration for Modern Stateful Services
Consolidate storage for traditional apps and modern stateful services with optimal storage efficiency using vSAN-SNA (vSAN Support for Shared Nothing Architecture). Run modern stateful services on dedicated hardware based on application needs with vSAN Direct Configuration for optimized infrastructure economics and near bare-metal performance.*
Granular Monitoring for Quick Troubleshooting
Bring developers and IT operators to a common view of Kubernetes objects with health and compliance information on a container volume basis. Gain visibility into the health and capacity of volumes consumed by modern stateful services through service-dedicated UIs in vCenter.*
Service-Aware Infrastructure Operations
Ensure the availability of modern stateful services in planned infrastructure operations such as maintenance and lifecycle management with the vSAN Data Persistence platform.*
Support for Multiple Storage Types
Support all block-, file- and object-centric* modern applications.
Multi-Distribution Support for Modern Apps
Built on standard Kubernetes CSI driver, support any vanilla Kubernetes distributions for modern stateful apps.
*The vSAN Data Persistence platform is required for this benefit/feature. The vSAN Data Persistence platform provides a framework for software technology partners to integrate with VMware infrastructure. Each partner must develop their own plug-in for VMware customers to receive the benefits of the vSAN Data Persistence platform. The platform is not operational until the partner solution running on top is operational.
Solution Brief: Kubernetes on vSAN
See the advantages developers and IT administrators get when you integrate Kubernetes and Cloud Native Storage with vSAN.
Using vVols with Cloud Native Storage in vSphere
Understand how vVols and Cloud Native Storage go hand in hand to promote management at scale.
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