VMware vSAN powers industry-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions with a vSphere-native, high-performance architecture.

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

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vSAN Product Overview

vSAN is the industry-leading software for HCI.

vSAN 6.7 Datasheet

Evolve Without Risk to Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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What’s New: vSAN 6.7

Learn more about significant new capabilities of vSAN 6.7.

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VMware powered hyper-converged infrastructure enables you to evolve without risk, reduce TCO, and scale to tomorrow. Here’s how:

Evolve Without Risk

  • Extend vSphere to storage
  • Deploy native HCI encryption
  • Protect existing investments

Reduce TCO

  • Use affordable, standard x86 servers
  • Eliminate tedious storage operations
  • Accelerate overall IT responsiveness

Scale to Tomorrow

Use Cases for vSAN

Business Critical Applications

Run your most critical business applications like Oracle, Exchange and SAP with enterprise reliability, security and performance. vSAN’s all-flash architecture can deliver 150K IOPS per node with sub millisecond latencies. More than 60% of our customers run their business-critical applications on vSAN. Learn more about vSAN and BCA testing in these reference architectures.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Reduce infrastructure costs by starting small and growing non-disruptively as your needs evolve. vSAN delivers high performance while lowering TCO over traditional storage arrays and allows IT to deliver desktop services to end users by running virtual machines on consolidated clusters in the data center. Learn more about VDI Workload testing in this evaluation paper.

Remote and Branch Office

Manage your remote and branch offices with little to no local IT staff. vSAN provides a simple, cost-effective, and highly available solution that can be centrally managed from the main data center. Customers can choose from vSAN’s flexible licensing of per VM or per CPU for greater flexibility and value. Learn more about vSAN for remote offices in this solution overview.

Disaster Recovery

Protect data, lower infrastructure costs and simplify disaster recovery (DR) operations and management in remote DR sites with little or no local IT staff. Combined with VMware Site Recovery Manager, vSAN and vSphere Replication can be used to orchestrate and automate the recovery of multiple virtual machines. Learn more about vSAN for DR in this solution overview.

SPOTLIGHT 

VMware Debuts as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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vSAN Boasts Leadership in HCI

VMware named the largest HCI software vendor according to IDC 2Q2017 WW Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker.

What’s New with vSAN 6.6 Hands-on Lab

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Why customers choose VMware vSAN

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Lower data center costs with VMware vSAN

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CUSTOMERS

More than 10,000 customers have rapidly adopted Hyper-Converged Infrastructure powered by vSAN.

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VMware Celebrates More than 10,000 vSAN Customers

See how organizations pave the way to a software-defined data center with vSAN.

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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.

  • Standard Edition: Best suited for hybrid environments so customers can simplify and automate storage management with per-VM storage policies.
  • Advanced Edition: Standard Edition plus all-flash space efficiency features (deduplication, compression and erasure coding) provides the most cost-efficient performance to customers invested in all-flash.
  • Enterprise Edition: Advanced Edition plus software-defined, data-at-rest encryption and stretched clusters delivers greater hardware choice and cost savings to customers.
  • Remote Office Branch Office Edition: vSAN for ROBO is best suited for remote locations with low consolidation ratios. It is sold as 25-VM packs based on vSAN Standard, Advanced or Enterprise Editions and is distributable across the different remote sites. It is limited to a maximum of 25 virtual machines per site.
  • Desktop Edition: vSAN for Desktop provides a licensing option for VDI users. It 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.
  • HCI Kits Edition: VMware HCI Kits offer one SKU for both vSAN and vSphere and provide the most cost-efficient and simplest way to adopt hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN.

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Product components
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License Entitlement
Standard Per CPU, Per VDI Desktop, or Per VM ROBO
Advanced Per CPU, Per VDI Desktop, or Per VM ROBO
Enterprise Per CPU, Per VDI Desktop, or Per VM ROBO
Storage Policy-Based Management
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vSAN Snapshots & Clones
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Rack Awareness
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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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Block Access (iSCSI)
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QoS – IOPS Limits
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Inline Deduplication & Compression (All Flash only)
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Erasure Coding - RAID 5/6 (All Flash only)
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vRealize Operations within vCenter
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Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection
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GETTING STARTED

Introduction to vSAN

First, quickly learn about vSAN features and benefits

Hands-On Labs

Next, test-drive the full technical capabilities of vSAN

ReadyNode Sizer

Then size and deploy vSAN for your workload of choice

ReadyNode Configurator

Finally, build a ReadyNode profile based on your specific needs