Today, VMware announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has added VMware vSAN® to the VMware vSphere® Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). VMware vSAN is the first hyper-converged infrastructure solution for which DISA has released a STIG. VMware vSAN is the company’s fourth platform for which DISA has released a STIG, joining vSphere, VMware NSX® and VMware AirWatch. The STIG confirms that vSAN and vSphere meet the stringent security standards required for installation on DoD networks. Enhancing the VMware vSphere STIG framework with vSAN spotlights the federal government’s investment in modernizing its infrastructure and operations through virtualization. Bill Rowan, VP of federal sales at VMware, noted, “Hyper-converged infrastructure makes data center modernization faster, easier and more cost-effective, and DISA’s release of an updated STIG that includes guidelines for the secure implementation of VMware vSAN will help DoD agencies deploy VMware-powered hyper-converged infrastructure with greater confidence.