2017-12-08 09:38:00 UTC

What do you like most about VMware vSAN?


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What do you like most about VMware vSAN?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The newer versions of this solution are much more stable and easier to manage.

2019-06-04 14:19:00 UTC
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Real User

As a function of our core business, it's a sought after tool that helps us provide analytical support across a wide spectrum of client needs. It's allowed us to test out in our connected restaurant - "TheWorks" - a fully-functional restaurant experience center that allows our clients to discover the value of our connected solutions firsthand. We deploy vSAN in this customer-like environment within a hyperconvergent infrastruction (HCI) to give our clients a better understanding and help optimize data and the end-users' experience.

2019-04-23 08:23:00 UTC
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Real User

To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware.

2018-11-18 07:31:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.

2018-10-24 14:07:00 UTC
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Real User

vSAN is one of the easiest implementations of any VMware product. It's almost like click it to enable it, then you're almost done.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

Flexibility, growth, and expansion are probably the more important features for us. As our environment grows, the more users come on, the more VDI workstations that we need, we can easily expand either horizontally or vertically with the environment

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

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.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

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.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

By eliminating dependency on that back-end storage, we now depend on everything that's in the VMkernel with vSAN. We eliminate the middleman.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable features of vSAN are its simplicity to deploy and that we can use commodity disks in our servers without complexity or need for external storage arrays or storage specialists on our teams.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

The most important feature to me, in my role, is cost. In the renewal cycle for storage, it was about a 40 percent saving compared to going to an all-flash array, which is what we first looked at doing. Secondly, performance: we need clinical data access in five seconds and need to do everything we can to retain that metric. Thirdly, I was really pleasantly surprised during the data migration across to vSAN, that it happened almost instantly whereas, in the past, migrating from array to array was an arduous and fraught process.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Top 5Real User

We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

The valuable features of vSAN are that you can get it up and running quickly, you get redundancy built-in, and it's pretty much the perfect solution for a cluster.

2018-10-04 17:13:00 UTC
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Real User

Being hyperconverged, it simplifies what equipment we have to buy.

2018-09-05 08:39:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable feature is that it is software-defined storage. Also, being able to do maintenance on the fly is a real benefit: migrating off, updating, and then moving the guest back on to the nodes.

2018-09-05 08:39:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable features are its price point and that you can use existing storage; no specific storage requirements are needed.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

The performance has exceeded our expectations and exceeded our traditional converged infrastructure.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

The ability to have a disaster recovery option for our end-users by being able to use VDI and the vSANs, and the ability to do replication across multiple data centers, are valuable to us.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

One of the valuable features for us is the ability to restrict the performance capacity per client. Other solutions don't have this feature.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

it's easy to scale, it's easy to predict IOP needs, and you can design for low latency using all-flash... Also, for setting up new clusters for VDI quickly, it's nice. You don't have to wait on an order for a storage vendor to ship you a system and help you configure it, you do it all yourself. And the sizing guides are pretty straightforward.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable feature is fhe flexibility, the ability to move the machines around without hesitation.

2018-09-03 13:24:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the simplicity of its scalability: being able to grow it without having to make sure you get the right disks and the right nodes. The solution is also easy to manage. It's all right there in the vSphere Client. You're not going through multiple things. You don't have to know, once you've created the vSAN node. You add storage, it sees it, and you create your data storage from there. Everything is right there for you.

2018-09-02 09:38:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable features are ease of deployment, and ease of management. If you compare it to other software-defined storage products, it's much easier. It's a checkbox. It's lot easier to manage.

2018-09-02 09:38:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the simplification of storage. We no longer need to deal with Fibre Channel and the external storage arrays.

2018-09-02 09:38:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable features are its performance, simplicity, and synchronicity with vSphere.

2018-09-02 09:37:00 UTC
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Real User

The most valuable features are the encryption, deduplication, compression, and the ability to manage all of your storage within your server rack.

2018-09-02 09:37:00 UTC
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Real User

It is scalable, overall. If you need to add storage, it makes it easy to scale by adding additional hard drives into the existing servers or you can add storage by just adding more servers.

2018-09-02 08:42:00 UTC
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Real User

We don't have to order a storage system, we can just use whatever we have on hand and roll it into our virtualization system.

2018-09-02 08:33:00 UTC
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Real User

Adding new nodes and expanding vSAN forward is simple and non-disruptive for a lot of our customers.

2018-09-02 08:04:00 UTC
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Real User

It scales well. We have plenty of room to grow.

2018-09-02 08:03:00 UTC
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Real User

It allows us to put our infrastructure in remote locations and still get the same performance we get from our onsite SAN solutions.

2018-08-28 12:18:00 UTC
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Real User

The migration of servers feature makes server rack maintenance easy.

2018-07-31 15:53:00 UTC
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User

It is easier to deploy than the traditional SAN.

2018-07-30 22:44:00 UTC
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Top 10Real User

All the features are working great.

2018-05-30 15:43:00 UTC
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Top 20Reseller

The ability to have an HA cluster in the absence of a shared storage device or SAN.

2018-05-02 02:31:00 UTC
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Top 20Reseller

vSAN has just one datastore. so customers do not need to think where to put their VMs, how to design the physical disk RAID, the LUN size, the LUN mapping, etc. when they use NetApp/EMC/HDS or other storage systems.

2017-12-26 12:37:00 UTC
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Consultant

It is simple to manage, very easy to implement and troubleshoot in case of any failures.

2017-12-12 15:16:00 UTC
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Consultant

The lower skill cost of maintaining it meant that we could do more with the people that we had.

2017-12-08 09:38:00 UTC
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