VMware vSAN Review

I can create my own storage policies and prioritize some apps over others.

What is most valuable?

Storage policies and I/O are the most valuable features. The storage policies are useful in my job to create my own policies and prioritize some apps over others, and create high availability for some virtual machines.

How has it helped my organization?

It increases the performance of the virtual machines and reduces the TCO for storage deployment.

What needs improvement?

Hardware compatibility needs to be increased to be able to use more RAID controllers available on the market.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is 8/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used another solution. We switched because it reduced the TCO.

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

Changes have been made in version 6.5.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated EMC ScaleIO.

What other advice do I have?

It is easy to design and easy to implement.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.5 & 6
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an OEM partner.
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