Every business initiative today is an IT project, and most likely multiple projects. As a result of this ongoing digital transformation, IT needs a simpler and more cost effective approach to their data center infrastructure—one that does not require all new training and skills.
As the only vSphere-native software-defined storage platform, vSAN helps customers evolve to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) without risk while lowering IT costs and providing an agile solution ready for future hardware, cloud and application changes. vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure storage with the industry’s first native HCI encryption solution—at a fraction of the cost of traditional, purpose-built storage and less-efficient HCI solutions. vSAN pools together server-attached storage to provide a highly resilient shared datastore suitable for any virtualized workload, including business critical applications, virtual desktops, remote IT, DR, and DevOps infrastructure.
VaporVM provides VMware’s storage with expert optimization for your infrastructure, with round-the-clock, 24/7/365 NOC management to handle all your redundancies that may occur. Here’s what vSAN is all about:
Architecture and Performance: Tightly integrated with the hypervisor, vSAN sits directly in the I/O data path, in the best position to make rapid data placement decisions. As a result, vSAN is able to deliver the highest levels of performance without taxing CPU or memory resources, as compared to other storage virtual appliances and HCI software stacks that run separately on top of the hypervisor. vSAN can be configured as all-flash or hybrid storage, delivering up to 6M IOPS with an all-flash architecture.
Storage Efficiency: vSAN delivers advanced storage features, including deduplication, compression and erasure coding (RAID 5/6), capable of delivering up to 10x greater storage utilization with dramatically lower storage capacity and costs. The efficiency features work seamlessly together on any workload with minimal additional resource overhead, a significant advantage compared to other hyperconverged solutions.
Scalability: vSAN has a distributed architecture that allows for grow-asyou-go, non-disruptive scaling from 2 to 64 hosts per cluster. Both capacity and performance can be scaled at the same time by adding a new host to the cluster (scale-out); or capacity and performance can be scaled independently by merely adding new drives to existing hosts (scale-up).
Management and Integration: vSAN does not require any additional software to be installed—it can be enabled in a few, simple clicks. It is managed from the vSphere Web Client and integrates with the VMware stack including key features like vMotion®, High Availability (HA), and Fault Tolerance (FT) as well as other VMware products such as VMware Site Recovery Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation™ and vRealize Operations™.
Security: vSAN offers the industry’s first native HCI security solution with data-at-rest encryption. Built right into vSAN, vSAN Encryption supports customer’s choice of standard flash devices, avoiding the limited options and pricing premium of self-encrypting drives (SEDs). Designed for compliance requirements, vSAN supports 2-factor authentication (SecurID and CAC), offers the first DISA-approved STIG for HCI, and has FIPS 140-2 certification pending.
Automation: VM storage provisioning and storage service levels (e.g. capacity, performance, availability) are automated and controlled through VM-centric policies that can be set or modified on-the-fly. vSAN dynamically self-tunes, adjusting to ongoing changes in workload conditions to load balance storage resources, ensuring each VM adheres to the storage policies defined for it.
vSAN is available via a broad set of consumption models—offering 5x more choice than competing HCI solutions. Choose from the jointly-engineered VxRail appliance providing the most streamlined deployment of vSAN-powered HCI to almost two hundred pre-certified vSAN ReadyNodes available exclusively at VaporVM. VaporVM recognizes your Infrastructure needs, and provides SDS options accordingly. Contact us at email@example.com for further details.