Easily roll out new infrastructure and applications with minimal training.
Get self-service capabilities that developers need to create apps at scale, while providing IT admins the governance needed to manage VMs and containers.
Achieve high performance for your most critical apps—up to 150k IOPS per node. Expedite deployment with highly automated processes and reduce costs compared to legacy storage solutions.
Increase local IT performance while managing from your data center. Start with a small physical footprint—just two nodes—and expand as needed. Control costs with flexible licensing models.
Business Critical Apps
Remote & Branch Offices
Best suited for hybrid environments with per-VM storage policies.
Standard Edition plus all-flash space efficiency features.
Advanced Edition plus software-defined, data-at-rest encryption and stretched clusters.
Advanced management for performance optimization, efficient capacity management and more.
vSAN benefits include:
vSAN is integrated with the VMware vSphere Hypervisor, so there’s no need to install additional software or deploy storage controller virtual appliances to every host in the cluster, as is often the case. Only vCenter Server is required to configure and manage a vSAN cluster.
Yes, vSphere can access and use traditional datastores with vSAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes. In most cases, vSphere Storage vMotion can be used to migrate VMs between these datastore types. This makes it easy to migrate existing workloads when performing maintenance or retiring a storage solution.
Storage capacity can be increased in a couple ways: either scale-out your clusters by adding nodes, or scale-up existing nodes by adding capacity. Cluster Quickstart makes it easy to add compute and storage capacity to a vSAN cluster.
There are four deployment options available for vSAN: a jointly engineered turnkey system, Global Partner Appliances, vSAN ReadyNodes, and as a service with cloud providers. See vSAN deployment options for more information.
For detailed guidance on enabling vSAN, see vSAN documentation.
For step by step instructions on configuring a vSAN cluster, see vSAN documentation.
vSAN ReadyNodes are x86 servers that have been pre-configured, tested and certified for VMware HCI software. Each ReadyNode is optimally configured for vSAN with the required amount of CPU, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage. For more information, see vSAN ReadyNodes.