Details Vmware vSAN Review for eperts.
January 19, 2023

Details Vmware vSAN Review for eperts.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware vSAN

Every time upon planning to buy a new hardware we would love to go with another vendor as they would have better feature set that the current provider. However, this means that we completely discard our old system and then utilize the new one. This is not value for money. Hence Storage Virtualization comes into play. We had multiple storages from different vendors and was using VMWare as the hypervisor. We used VMware vSAN to virtualize our strorage devices hence this provided a huge storage and one UI to manage all the storage.

Pros

  • Virtualizaion
  • Better Through put
  • Better perfomance
  • Better reporting
  • Better migration opportunity
  • Scalable up and down

Cons

  • They could tightly intergreate with all storage providers so that we do not need to use the storage providers for the initial configurations
  • Can improve the compression ration when using the system for backup as they are now dell. EMC Avamar provides a details level of compression
  • Can intergreate with softwares like avamar to provide excellent backup solutions out of the BOX.
  • Storage virtualization
  • Performance through put
  • on disk format which provides high scalable snapshot
  • All flash / hybrid configurations
  • Rapid provisioning
  • The product provides a good ROI for any orgnization.
  • We were able to cut costs on new storage devices and utilize the old ones for backup systems and utilize the new ones for prod usage without compromising on quality.
  • The ROI can be determined on a 5 - 6 year period.
VMWare stand out compared to all the products. However, it is worthwhile mentioning the following products can be used to achive similar results. Hitachi Virtual Storage Systems Nutanix Cloud Infrastrucure. In case if we are using Nuatinux at the Hypervisor level then it would be recommended to use their very own product for storage virtulization even though the vendors say that all their products are cross platform supportable. However, during tests we have found high performance when using same products accross virtualization.

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

The product is a must for enterprise & SMB segments as this gives a good value for money and the licensing policy is very well defined and cost effective for the feature set it provides. This is very well suited for organization which have multiple brand storage systems and would like to consolidate them all together, thus providing a huge storage capacity for the organizations data growth. The product becomes less appropriate in organization where they have single storage platform as the service provider would have the ability to consilidate all the storage systems. Hence this products may be under utilized.

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