What is our primary use case?
The solution provided me the ability to share storage between three physical VMware hosts in my environment. Hence, I have HA for my VMs to move across hosts once they are stored on the vSAN using VMotion. Moreover, I am able to utilize the storage I already have on servers and save the expense of purchasing a new storage appliance.
How has it helped my organization?
It has allowed me to effectively and confidently manage the maintenance of hosts where I can power off a host and have its VMs migrate to another one.
Also, in having the same storage shared between hosts I can have at least one host storing all of the VMs for my cluster.
What is most valuable?
The most valuable features of this solution are as follows:
- Consolidated storage among all three hosts
- Synchronization of data between hosts
- Using VMware VMotion
- Incorporating HA in VMware
- Management tools available to manage box
- Email alerts if there are any problems with managed storage
- Excellent support
What needs improvement?
The product can include a more simple way of synchronization after a forced shutdown as the current process has a few more steps to check that hosts have synchronized and this can be automated.
The service support should have in its basic plan a chat support 24x7 in addition to email.
How are customer service and technical support?
Support for this solution is excellent.