VMware vSAN Review

Easy to implement, easy to expand

What is our primary use case?

We use it for our developer clusters.

How has it helped my organization?

It's a little too early to tell what the benefits are. We've only implemented it over the past three to six months.

What is most valuable?

  • The ease of implementation
  • The ease of expandability

What needs improvement?

Perhaps they could provide encryption without having to use an encryption manager.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues so far. It's been pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has been pretty good for us so far.

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

We are primarily NetApp. The decision to invest in a new solution was a C-level-down recommendation.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. As long as you don't have a very high IOPS-oriented application, it's a great way to go.

I rate it eight out of 10. While it's a little too early to tell, it doesn't seem like it gives the performance that an actual SAN would give for heavy IOPS, read/writes.

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