Journey with vSAN

Overall Satisfaction with VMware vSAN

We use vSAN for our production environment where we run the business-critical services: ERP, VDI, HRM, EMAIL, Active Directory, DNS other in-house applications. We also have an iSCSI storage for the production environment with a few SATA disks. vSAN is built with 2xSSD and 4xSAS disks, with 2 disk groups on each host. This vSAN configuration gives us faster IOPS than the iSCSI storage we have. It reduces the cost of additional hardware, maintenance, and power consumption.
  • Write data anywhere, and anytime access with hardware failure.
  • Perform maintenance activity on any capacity node without interruption in the production environment.
  • Cost saving
  • Easy to manage from single management platform, that is vCenter.
  • NFS share isn't easy thing to do.
  • User friendly disk management.
  • Walkthrough guidance for the configuration for the user, that will bring [a] lot of customers.
  • Zero downtime for maintenance of vSAN node.
  • Single UI to manage the VMs and Storage.
  • Easy to migrate the workloads from one cluster to another cluster without downtime.
  • vSAN provide great flexibility and efficiency.
  • Low cost management for the services.
  • It provide high availability of the resources.
Our VMware solution is built in-house for the organization's private application, we don't want to put our data on cloud premises. Also, vSAN is a cost-effective solution for our environment. We have done the POC with both products to understand the Flexibility, Management, and cost. After the successful POC, we have chosen the VMware vSAN.

Do you think VMware vSAN delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with VMware vSAN's feature set?

Yes

Did VMware vSAN live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of VMware vSAN go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy VMware vSAN again?

Yes

VMware NSX, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, VMware Workstation Pro, VMware vCenter Server
vSAN is well suited for any application that can run in Virtual Environment. vSAN serves better for VDI, NSX, and vSphere on Cloud solutions. vSAN is a good fit for small and medium business companies. vSAN can't be a good solution where you have Oracle Solaris or IBM power systems. vSAN can't provide storage space using FCP protocol.

Evaluating VMware vSAN and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
We have used the same server for Compute and Storage resources.
The product feature allows us to provide storage to other hosts within the data center.
Management of computing and storage resources from a single management console.
Use different storage policies to satisfy the business need and application needs, which is an amazing feature indeed.