VMware’s VSAN 6.0 – A Deep Dive

Brian Gallob, Intel Solutions Architect at Evolving Solutions recently dived into what’s new with VMware’s VSAN 6.0 and its business value proposition.

VMware VSAN – What’s New

First, Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution, built from the ground up for vSphere virtual machines. It abstracts and aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that can be provisioned and managed from vCenter and the vSphere Web Client.  A few of the new features to VSAN 6.0 include the ability to create an all-flash architecture, improved performance (2x more IOPS on the hybrid configuration and 4x more IOPS on All-Flash) and the ability to scale to 64 ESXi hosts per VSAN cluster. Brian writes, “VSAN is now enterprise-ready and customers can use it for a broad range of use cases, including business-critical and tier-1 production applications.”

Virtual SAN is built from the ground up for vSphere environments and its core business value proposition comes from the following key strengths:

  • Simplicity – both installation and management
  • Performance – high IOPS with low latencies, better data I/O optimization and ability to scale
  • Lower TCO – by as much as 50%

Want to learn more? Check out Brian’s post VMware VSAN – What’s New for more details on the changes to VSAN 6.0 and its value to your business.

VMware

Liz Young

By Liz Young, Marketing Coordinator
Photo of Liz Young

Related Blog Posts