VMware vSAN Review
We didn't need a special network or any hardware -- just add a new NIC. Backups are not easy, however, as it's distributed storage and you must be careful not to make a host unavailable.
- Easy to set up
- Very Fast
- Good investment
- Surprised at beta ration
- Works very well
Improvements to My Organization
- We don’t need special network or hardware, just add a new network card
- If you have 10GB, you can just go with vSAN
- All-flash gives improved performance over hybrid, and competes with other solutions
- If combined with Horizon, it lowers the price of solution
Room for Improvement
- Better integration with VMware DOS
- vBackup with vSAN is not so easy, because it's distributed storage so must be careful not to make host unavailable.
I tried to install it on one cluster and the host got stuck.
- Awesome scalability, especially when combined with vSphere 6
- With vSphere 5.5, limited scalability
Customer Service and Technical Support
- In beta, no technical support
- Great fourm support
Very easy, just a few clicks. You don’t need special knowledge of storage .because it can be fully automated or you can set it manually if you want
Other Solutions Considered
There are a few products on the market. vSAN has lots of competitors, but if you want to play with a single software provider, go with vSAN. However, if you want more hardware, maybe go with Nutanix.
They lose points because its tricky to fully understand.