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Senior Technical Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* HA * No physical SAN overhead Having high availability without the need for a full vCentre/host license is a plus that, along with not needing a physical SAN, makes this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It accelerated our P2V plan.

What needs improvement?

There are bugs in the SAN Health Check utility. It misreports latency issues when the hosts are actual within the correct tolerances. I have been on the phone with VMware… more»

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

Licensing is fairly straightforward.

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

We did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the network requirements and use 10GbE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.
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Senior Consultant at Computacenter
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the product are its basic functionality and that it's all so simple to implement. The performance is also another very useful feature :-)

How has it helped my organization?

We are a partner and we're using Virtual SAN for nearly more than half of our customers, VMware-based customers, and we use it as the basis for DMZ environments, production environments, and DR sites… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm part of the Beta program, so I know what's going to come up in the next version. Room for improvement would be support for more NVMe-based devices and especially firmware combinations; that's… more»

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

We were pretty happy with the release before, the VSA version, but it was discontinued. We have many customers who implement the VSAN ROBO solution. We are part of the roadmap discussion and we're… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would like to give them a perfect rating if the VMware driver issues, especially with NVMEs, are going to be fixed. Then I would absolutely agree a perfect rating, because we've set up with… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're a VMware partner, a Nutanix partner, a SimpliVity partner and a Cisco partner. Personally, VSAN is the best solution for most customers and workloads.
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Matt Baltz
Real User
Data Center Engineer at Strategic Solutions of Virginia
Sep 07 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of VSAN are consistent and increased performance with a linear cost which helped us in our data center. Using VSAN Observer, we were able to see… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits that we're seeing are directly related to our customers. They have better experiences using their EMR and practice management systems. The manageability is… more»

What needs improvement?

The features I am most looking forward to are the performance monitoring capabilities of VSAN Observer being transitioned into the web client. That's what I'm really… more»

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

We actually, just by incrementally increasing the cost of our servers, plus the licensing, we were able to linearly scale our environment as opposed to doing forklift… more»

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

We made the jump to VSAN primarily due to cost renewals going up year over year on traditional platforms. The software and hardware costs that we see now is just linear… more»

What other advice do I have?

Everybody wants to say 10 and I would say it's going to be a 10. I love VSAN and I would say it's probably an 8 and there's room for improvement. It's constantly being… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other all-flash arrays and hyper converged infrastructure.

What is VMware vSAN?

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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