What do you like most about VMware vSAN?
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The newer versions of this solution are much more stable and easier to manage.
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.
To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware.
The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.
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.
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
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.
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.
By eliminating dependency on that back-end storage, we now depend on everything that's in the VMkernel with vSAN. We eliminate the middleman.
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.
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.
We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.
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.
Being hyperconverged, it simplifies what equipment we have to buy.
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.
The most valuable features are its price point and that you can use existing storage; no specific storage requirements are needed.
The performance has exceeded our expectations and exceeded our traditional converged infrastructure.
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.
One of the valuable features for us is the ability to restrict the performance capacity per client. Other solutions don't have this feature.
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.
The most valuable feature is fhe flexibility, the ability to move the machines around without hesitation.
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.
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.
The most valuable feature is the simplification of storage. We no longer need to deal with Fibre Channel and the external storage arrays.
The most valuable features are its performance, simplicity, and synchronicity with vSphere.
The most valuable features are the encryption, deduplication, compression, and the ability to manage all of your storage within your server rack.
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.
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.
Adding new nodes and expanding vSAN forward is simple and non-disruptive for a lot of our customers.
It scales well. We have plenty of room to grow.
It allows us to put our infrastructure in remote locations and still get the same performance we get from our onsite SAN solutions.
The migration of servers feature makes server rack maintenance easy.
It is easier to deploy than the traditional SAN.
All the features are working great.
The ability to have an HA cluster in the absence of a shared storage device or SAN.
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.
It is simple to manage, very easy to implement and troubleshoot in case of any failures.
The lower skill cost of maintaining it meant that we could do more with the people that we had.