"Creating snapshots within seconds for big disks has helped our different migration projects since it allows us to perform them in a short period of time."
"The most valuable feature of VMware vSAN is you do not have to use additional hardware for storage. The operation of VMware vSAN does not take a lot of effort. If you have VMware technology on your site, then it's easy for the operational support of the system."
"The most valuable feature for our customers is vMotion. It allows them to shut down virtual machines and migrate them to others servers."
"VMware vSAN is easy to implement in a VMware environment and it is not expensive."
"The most valuable thing about vSAN is that all of its features have been working well for us for the past two years. We haven't had an issue with them."
"The technical support is good. We are always thankful for the technical support from VMware. They are very supportive when we have a technical problem."
"VMware vSAN is easy to configure, with basic functionality and the customer can maintain the solution."
"The solution is quite stable."
"It easily integrates with all types of storage."
"I have personally met with multiple Storpool engineers and spoke about different options and features. There are too many features that we don't know or use yet. My recommendation would be to promote the new features and give users different examples of how they can be used and how we can benefit from them."
"VMware vSAN could improve by having better integration with other vendors and the storage is limited, I prefer it to the traditional storage."
"The architecture of vSAN is not good. vSAN works with objects, such as disks, and it causes problems with availability."
"The pricing model is sometimes a challenge for us because their licenses are very costly."
"In a future release, they can bring in the object storage capabilities to this solution. Currently, there is not any compatibility."
"There is always a challenge with their firmware."
"It can be very expensive."
"Lacks sufficient storage terabytes."
"They should provide Deduplication and Compression over the hybrid drives."
StorPool is intelligent storage software that runs on standard servers and builds scalable, high-performance storage system out of these servers (software-defined storage). It focuses on the block-level storage and excels at it. It is incredibly flexible and can be deployed in both converged setups (on compute nodes, alongside VMs and applications) or on separate storage nodes.
StorPool has advanced fully-distributed architecture and is arguably the fastest and most efficient block-storage software on the market today. It is the best storage system when building a cloud.
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."
StorPool is ranked 8th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in HCI with 80 reviews. StorPool is rated 10.0, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of StorPool writes "Great service and support with a constant addition of new features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". StorPool is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Portworx Enterprise, StarWind Virtual SAN, Zadara and SwiftStack, 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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