"The cost was the main reason we chose to use this solution."
"Overall the solution is very good."
"VMware vSAN is a global solution, so we can manage all the storage solutions in one place. It's embedded in VCI solutions."
"The vSAN features we've found most helpful are live application migrations and storage policies. It has storage, policies, application, and DRS policies. Automation is there."
"The installation is very easy."
"vSAN is very integrated."
"Allows us to implement more quickly, and to ease the maintenance."
"The most valuable features are productivity and data storage."
"The solution is simple to use compared to other solutions, such as Hyperflex, VxRail, and Nutanix"
"As it is an S3 solution with the same protocol as the one we have with AWS, having better integration with AWS will be beneficial."
"Ease of administration is one area where vSAN could be improved."
"The stability needs to be improved."
"The interface is a little complicated, it could be simplified with more graphical gadgets. We have many servers, and the built-in functions, such as rate configuration, are a bit complex."
"The pricing could be better when it comes to renewing the licenses."
"The UI falls short compared to other solutions. It needs some development to make it more user-friendly."
"Based on my testing, I would like to expand deduplication to include hybrid deployments and not just for all-flash deployments."
"The ability to access SAN environments with fiber channels (or even NVMe) would be a good addition."
"Integration could be better."
Cloudian HyperStore lets you start small and grow to hundreds of petabytes on-premises simply by adding nodes. Leverage the proven interoperability of the industry’s only 100% native S3 API.
VMware vSAN is a software-defined storage product that is used in collaboration with VMware ESXi hypervisor and that provisions and manages storage based on policies, regardless of the underlying hardware. The solution enables you to prime your business for growth through its seamless evolution (it is integrated with vSphere and requires no new tools), its flexibility, and its multi-cloud capabilities. As an industry-leading software, VMware vSAN provides high levels of performance with minimal impact on CPU and memory.
VMware vSAN Features
VMware vSAN has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
VMware vSAN Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing VMware vSAN. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the VMware vSAN solution.
PeerSpot user Yves S., CEO, Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH, says, “vSAN gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources. We have an overall larger host infrastructure, and we split that up for specific customer test and use cases. In that specific scenario, we can easily add more hosts or reduce the number of hosts in the environment.”
A reviewer who works in Infrastructure Security explains, “The ease of use is great. The initial setup and upgrade process was pretty straightforward. And, technical support is great.”
Laurent N., Director at Softlogic, comments, "The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is easy to deploy. It is easy to create and delete virtual servers. It is easy to create the load balancing and the clustering."
Cloudian HyperStore is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in HCI with 80 reviews. Cloudian HyperStore is rated 6.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cloudian HyperStore writes "Reasonably priced, but the stability needs to be improved and it is difficult to maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". Cloudian HyperStore is most compared with Dell ECS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cloud Object Storage and MinIO, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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