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.


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