VMware vSAN Review

As a hospital, our doctors are able to access their patient data quickly using the solution. However, as we were early adopters, tech support had difficulty with our Cisco hardware.


Valuable Features

  • It's easy to implement.
  • It performs very well.

Improvements to My Organization

The total cost of ownership, as it's really cheap for us and we have budgetary constraints. Plus, as we're a hospital, doctors need to access their patient data quickly, which VSAN allows them to do.

Stability Issues

We haven’t had an issue and we've been using it for about six months now.

Scalability Issues

I find it’s easy to scale, so if you need 100 more VMs, you know the amount of users per node, and you know exactly how much it’s going to cost you to scale up.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Never had an issue.

The only thing is that as we were early adopters, we found tech support was difficult to deal with because our hardware was Cisco, and they didn’t know what we were talking about.

Initial Setup

We had one issue with an MTU, but it didn't take me even a day to set up.

Other Solutions Considered

Basically we're a one man shop – we like to keep our list short and simple: VMWare and Cisco.

Other Advice

Try it out. It’s worth it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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