2017-12-08 09:38:00 UTC

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware vSAN?


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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware vSAN?

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Real User

The only problem I see with VMware is the price tag. This may start causing problems because there are other solutions out there, like AWS, that are open source and free. So, there is no license fee. VMware is very good, but expensive, in comparison.

2018-11-18 07:31:00 UTC
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Real User

With vSAN, we didn't find the market that competitive. VMware is doing well with the local storage piling up in cluster configuration. vSAN is doing great with it.

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

Setup cost, pricing and licensing should be a secondary factor. We talk about primary system storage, which if not performing well or storing reliable can have massive business impact.

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

When we began the program with vSAN, it was more expensive than it is now. The price is improving over time. In addition, it includes more features in the same bundle. That is really good for us.

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

We went with it because of the cost. It's definitely cheaper than buying a storage array.

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

We purchased a VMware Enterprise agreement so vSAN was already included with what we had. It was just a smart choice, given where we were heading eventually, to go with vSAN. That was one of the deciding factors.

2018-09-02 09:38:00 UTC
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Top 20Reseller

I would like to see this technology be made available to smaller businesses, who might benefit from high availability but struggle with the entry fee.

2018-05-02 02:31:00 UTC
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Consultant

Factor in operational costs.

2017-12-08 09:38:00 UTC
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