VMware Virtual SAN, a new software-defined storage tier, pools compute and direct-attached storage resources and clusters server disks and flash to create resilient shared storage.
Policy-based management streamlines storage provisioning and ongoing administration, automatically maintaining specified storage capacity, performance and availability levels for each virtual machine.
Maintain specified storage capacity, performance and availability levels for each individual virtual machine automatically and non-disruptively.
Gain ability to tolerate multiple disk and node failures, plus an efficient, time-saving break-replace approach to hardware maintenance.
Virtual SAN lets to quickly provision shared storage directly from vCenter during virtual machine creation, automatically aggregating server disks in cluster.
Virtual SAN is tightly integrated with all vCenter features, and it enables direct storage management in vCenter with same ease as compute.
Built into vSphere kernel for lowest latency, Virtual SAN uses read/write SSD caching in each host and provides intelligent data placement within the cluster.
Scale on demand by adding hosts on the fly or hot-adding disks to existing server nodes.
Leverage inexpensive server disks for shared storage, avoiding the capital expense of specialized hardware.
Automate and consolidate storage to get equal or better performance with an efficient converged architecture, yielding significant savings in power, space and cooling expenses.