How Could You Benefit from Virtual SAN

October 12, 2017 0

VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is radically simple, hyper-converged storage for virtualized environments. Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) leverages the hypervisor to deliver compute, networking and shared storage from a single x86 platform. In addition to being incredibly simple to deploy and provision, Virtual SAN allows you to scale storage and compute resources, eliminating costly forklift upgrades. Every VSAN cluster can scale out one node at a time or scale up by adding capacity to existing hosts and achieve over 8 PB of raw storage capacity. In this blog post, we dive into four unique benefits of Virtual SAN for your business.

Simplicity:

One of the most common Virtual SAN benefits we hear from our customers is how simple it is to provision and to manage. Because Virtual SAN (VSAN) is seamlessly embedded in the hypervisor, installation and configuration are done with a few mouse clicks from the vSphere Web Client (check out the 3-minute demo here)

Agility:

There is no ‘one size fits all’ storage solution to meet the needs of customers: a storage solution must have the flexibility and agility to meet changes in demand and customer needs at the drop of a hat.

Manageability:

The hyper-converged storage solution Virtual SAN offers is not only easy to set up but also easy to manage and provision. From key business applications to virtual desktops, customers trust Virtual SAN to keep their businesses running.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):

The beauty of Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage product is that you can deploy it on inexpensive industry-standard x86 servers which, for customers, eliminates large up-front investments and allows them to grow at their own pace. Over time, this drastically lowers TCO while providing a high performance and scalable storage solution.

Source: https://blogs.vmware.com/

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