Integrated with core: Built on vSphere core, Virtual SAN is a tool that aims for the highest performance levels through optimized I/O path with minimum effect on CPU and other memory resources.
All-Flash-based or hybrid architecture: Virtual SAN can be used in all-flash-based architecture for high performance stability or in hybrid configurations for a balance between performance and cost.
NEW: Ready for commercial use: Virtual SAN version 6.6 adds many new capabilities to strong VSAN architecture, including Unicast support, Cloud Analytics, advanced Health Monitoring and enhanced Stretched Clusters. Compared to the previous version, VSAN 6.6 provides 50% performance gain in all-flash architectures.
Management on a single panel with vSphere: Virtual SAN eliminates the need for working on special storage interfaces or for their operational workload. You can now create VM much more easily and quickly with a shared datastore. Mapped LUN management of storage, and the inherent complexity of this process, is now a thing of the past!
VM-oriented, policy-based management: Virtual SAN automatically balances storage resources based on the individual storage policies applied to each VM, ensuring that each virtual machine receives a determined amount of storage resources and services.
NEW: Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster Architecture: Creating a flexible storage cluster between two geographically remote sites, it writes data simultaneously across both sites to provide enterprise-level availability, and tolerate site failures with zero data loss and downtime.
NEW: Advanced level management: vRealize Operations Management Pack for Virtual SAN provides comprehensive capabilities to help Virtual SAN management, including global visibility over multiple storage clusters, proactive notifications to control system health, and performance and capacity monitoring.
Cache support for read/write workloads on the server side: Virtual SAN accelerates disk read/write I/O traffic with internal flash devices on the server side to minimize storage lags.
Internal failure tolerance: Virtual SAN prevents data loss in the event of disk, server, network or microchip chassis failures thanks to distributed RAID and write mirroring, repairing itself for optimum working conditions after a server or disk failure.