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There is no need to manage separate storage areas in SAN/NAS environments. Storage management comes built-in.
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It is a well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, great performance, parallel I/O, cache speed mechanism, etc.
Oracle OLTP benchmark to test how it improves the performance while using flash drive NVMP.
The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.
To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware.
I have used VMware for 15 years and I never had any problems with stability.
We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.
When we do to do more scaled load testing, we can run more dense workloads and still have the same results across all specific nodes
vSAN provides default HA configurations, where if any host goes down, the VM moves around within the host. Even though the disks are local, the VMs moves around with the vSAN disk and vSAN provides a high availability on its own.
vSAN is scalable for us. If any additional capacity needs to be included, we just add to the host and configure the vSAN cluster.
The most valuable features for us are the ability to scale out the nodes independently, and the flexibility of the nodes. We can put almost any type of server in there with our connectivity and everything works great.
Unified storage (all block, objects, and files) should be in a single storage pool with unified storage concepts, hence providing the user with whatever they want.
I would love for this product to be cheaper and easier to configure.
It is an expensive solution.
The vSan product uses a software system called Vsphere to monitor the system. It is sometimes difficult to manage the PCs within the systems.
When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there.
Upgradability could be a bit easier sometimes. We are now where vSAN can be updated without ESXi, but there is still enough dependency. So that would be good if that actually would uncoupled even more.
There is a room for improvement on the latest version of compatibility with the VMware product, especially for vSAN and with other vendors on their motherboards and driver configurations.
The biggest room for improvement I see in vSAN is the lack of SAN connectivity. I've kind of joked around that there is no "SAN" in vSAN. And it's something that we've worked to try and introduce some options for, and we're going to continue to work towards that.
I see room for improvement for vSAN just around general hardware compatibility and expanding that sort of matrix.
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I'd love for this product to be cheaper.
The only problem I have with VMware is the price. It is a good product, but it is expensive.
ROI from an administrative perspective is clearly much better because I only have to deal with one user interface.
With vSAN, we didn't find the market that competitive.
The vSAN is somewhat expensive to license.
The vSAN licensing is not an inexpensive product. It does cost more than hypervisor.
We did consider other hyperconverged solutions. It usually came down to price. vSan was the most cost effective thing.
What made us go with this solution was price point. When you can utilize existing storage infrastructure, and not have to continually purchase new SAN products out there that are going up in price as time goes by, then it's a wonderful thing.
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|DataCore™ SANsymphony™ enterprise-class Software-defined Storage (SDS) platform provides a high-performance, highly available and agile storage infrastructure with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).|
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