VMware vSphere Storage Appliance is a software-based shared storage solution that enables high availability and automation in vSphere without shared storage hardware.
End of Availability
VMware is announcing the End of Availability of all vSphere Storage Appliance versions, effective April 1, 2014. After this date you will no longer be able to purchase this product.
All support and maintenance for vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 will be unaffected and will continue to follow the Enterprise Infrastructure Support Policy.
The End of General Support life date for customers with vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5 remains September 19, 2018. Support contracts can be renewed beyond End of Availbaility until End of General Support.
Customers interested in moving to a new VMware software-defined storage solution may elect to upgrade to VMware Virtual SAN. For more information on how to upgrade to VMware Virtual SAN contact your VMware Sales Representive or VMware Reseller.
What vSphere Storage Appliance Does
Turns internal server storage into fully virtualized, clustered, shared and highly available datastores.
Storage Resilience and Availability
Enables continuous application availability and eliminates any single point of failure within your IT environment through synchronous datastore mirroring.
Centrally Managed IT Environment
Simplifies your IT footprint by allowing you to run your applications and use shared storage on your existing servers.
Simple installation wizard helps you to automatically install and configure vSphere Storage Appliance and add more hard disk drives when you need more storage without disrupting your systems.
Allows you to augment the storage capacity you already have with existing shared storage hardware by pooling local disk drives in your servers.