VMware vSAN powers industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions with vSphere-native, flash-optimized storage for private and public cloud deployments.

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

What Is VMware vSAN?

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vSAN Product Overview

Learn why vSAN is the industry-leading software for hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

Driving the Next Data Center Revolution

The Best Way to Spend 30 Minutes

Our new vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab gives you hands-on experience in just 30 minutes, no installation required.

vSAN Datasheet

Seamlessly Evolve to Secure Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

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What’s New: The Latest vSAN Innovations

Learn more about the significant new capabilities of the latest release.

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Webcast: Why HCI is the Ideal Building Block for Hybrid Cloud

Starting with hyperconverged infrastructure powered by vSAN simplifies your path to VMware Cloud Foundation and a true hybrid cloud architecture.

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Benefits of vSAN-powered Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions

Simple Evolution to Full-Stack HCI

  • Native to your hypervisor and leading clouds
  • Use existing tools for compute, storage, networking and more
  • Protect and optimize current investments

Broadest Flexibility

  • Certified solutions with your preferred vendor
  • Day one support of latest technologies
  • Unify resources under policy-based management

Multi-Cloud Capabilities

  • Consistent operations from edge to core to cloud
  • Intrinsic security for data-at-rest and in-flight
  • Hundreds of public cloud providers

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 

Setting the Pace for Innovation in HCI

Learn why VMware is once again positioned as a Leader in the new 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

VMware vSAN HCI Kits

Driving the Next Data Center Revolution

See VMware leadership discuss what’s next for HCI

Leader In HCI

vSAN is the Most Deployed HCI

VMware vSAN leads the HCI market, according to 451 Research.

vSAN for Microsoft SQL Server

Find out how you can meet today’s database challenges with HCI in this new ESG white paper.

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Why customers choose VMware vSAN

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Lower data center costs with VMware vSAN

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Customer Success

VMware Celebrates More than 17,000 vSAN Customers

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VMware Celebrates More than 17,000 vSAN Customers

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

Industries

More than 17,000 customers in scores of industries worldwide succeed with hyperconverged infrastructure powered by vSAN.

Discover how vSAN empowers industries including:

Compare

Compare vSAN editions to find the best option for your VMware hyperconverged 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 hyperconverged infrastructure powered by vSAN.

View the vSAN Licensing and Packaging White Paper

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License Entitlement
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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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vRealize Operations within vCenter
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Getting Started

Introduction to vSAN  

First, watch the video for a quick overview of vSAN.

Lightning Hands-on Lab  

Next, get a 30-minute preview of vSAN functionality.

Hands-on Lab  

Then test-drive the full technical capabilities of vSAN.

HCI Assessment  

Finally, sign up for a free HCI assessment and take the next step toward digital transformation.