VMware vSAN Review

Simple, very stable, but needs easier implementation and better pricing

What is our primary use case?

It is inside the data center as software-defined storage for the infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most important thing is the simplicity of the product. It is a well-established product with good stability.

What needs improvement?

Its installation should be easier, and its price should be cheaper. 

It would be good for the product if they can include the data locality feature.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around ten customers of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is fine.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complicated. It is in-between. The deployment took one to two days. You need one to two engineers for its deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive. It should be cheaper.

It has a perpetual license as well as a subscription-based license, but they are moving towards subscription-based licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate VMware vSAN a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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