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.

What’s New: vSAN 6.6

Learn more about significant new capabilities of vSAN 6.6.

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MasterControl

Learn how the compliance software leader accelerates velocity with vSAN.

vSAN 6.6 Datasheet

Evolve Without Risk to Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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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

SPOTLIGHT 

What’s New with vSAN 6.6 Hands-on Lab

Explore vSAN 6.6 features for free, no installation required.

Storage & Availability Technical Resources

StorageHub is your home for vSAN, VVols, SRM and VR technical documents.

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Securing Data at the Source

Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN

Free vSAN Assessment

Get a free analysis of your vSphere storage environment and see how you can benefit from vSAN.

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CUSTOMERS

More than 10,000 customers have rapidly adopted VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure software.

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New College Durham

Watch how vSAN provides a cost effective storage solution for NCD.

Chambre des notaires du Québec

vSAN streamlines storage, accelerates performance for CNQ.

MORE CUSTOMER STORIES

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, then choose the right hardware platform from the industry’s best HCI ecosystem. Try the vSAN TCO and Sizing Calculator and read the vSAN Licensing and Packaging White Paper.

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Storage Policy-Based Management
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Read / Write SSD Caching
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Distributed RAID (RAID 1)
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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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Inline Deduplication & Compression (All Flash only)
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Erasure Coding - RAID 5/6 (All Flash only)
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Stretched Cluster with Local Failure Protection
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Data-at-Rest Encryption
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vSAN for Desktop

vSAN for Desktop licensing provides a different licensing option for VDI users. vSAN for Desktop 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.

vSAN for ROBO

vSAN for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) is available for use at remote locations with low consolidation ratios. It is sold as 25-VM packs based on vSAN Standard, Advanced or Enterprise Editions. It is distributable across the different remote sites and is limited to a maximum of 25 virtual machines per site.

Choose the Right Hardware

We are the only vendor to partner with all leading x86 server OEMs to deliver an HCI solution with the broadest set of deployment choices, providing organizations maximum flexibility of hardware, software, licenses and support. Find the right hardware platform for your project with vSAN ReadyNode.

GETTING STARTED 

Whether you're learning at your own pace, or learning with us, there are lots of ways to get started with vSAN.

Virtual Blocks Blog

Check out our blog for the latest news and insights.

Hands-on Lab Online

Test drive vSAN today, no installation required.

vSAN on YouTube

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos.

Request a vSAN Assessment

Validate vSAN’s benefits to your organization with a free assessment; watch a video to see how easy it is to get started (3 minutes).

vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training

Take this three-day instructor-led course and go deeper.

vSAN Courses from VMware Education

Our worldwide classes are available in eLearning, instructor-led and on-demand formats.

vSAN Documentation

Technical manuals, release notes, tools and libraries.

RESOURCES 

Technical and business resources for vSAN help you at every stage, from evaluation to optimization. For additional storage and availability technical documents, visit StorageHub.