VMWARE Virtual SAN
Virtual SAN (VSAN) is VMware’s new software-defined storage solution for VMware vSphere. The vast majority of companies use VMware vSphere server virtualization combined with ‘traditional SAN’, which stores their data. By making use of the VSAN storage platform, traditional SAN is no longer necessary. VSAN uses host-mounted disks and merges them into a single, highly available data store.
VSAN has the following advantages:
- Virtual SAN runs directly in the hypervisor and requires no additional software
- No need for costly traditional SAN – VSAN makes use of local disks in the host
- Ease of management – management activities take place within the vSphere Web Client, the VSAN user interface is fully integrated
- Easy storage provisioning and storage policies, and self-tuning to automate service levels
- Higher performance and lower TCO
- Scalability by adding new hosts to the cluster and/or by adding extra (SSD) disks to the existing hosts
- High performance and low response times through read/write caching via flash. Experience up to 150K IOPS per host with all-flash and scale-up to 64 hosts per cluster
Check out the VSAN video to learn more:
Our newest VSAN SociaLabs are a great way to learn more about VSAN. Together with subject matter experts from AnylinQ and VMware you will be guided through technical features, functions, and specific business use cases step-by-step.
In our module-based sessions, you’ll experience this radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines.
During the lab, you’ll learn about:
- How easy it is to enable VSAN and use it to store your VMs
- The latest features like All-Flash configurations, deduplication and compression, and RAID 5/6 erasure encoding
- New Sparse VM Swap Object, vSAN Stretched Cluster and ROBO
Please remember, this is a Bring Your Own Device session.
Supported browsers include Firefox 13+, Chrome 18+, Safari 6+, and IE 10+. Please bring your own laptop. No installation required. Tablets are not recommended.