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VMware vSAN Pros

Yves Sandfort - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & Majority Shareholder at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.
When we do to do more scaled load testing, we can run more dense workloads and still have the same results across all specific nodes
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VC
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It is very useful.
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Conrad Cruz - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If we decide to expand, vSAN could offer us some flexibility. We are researching ways to set this up from a new data center, which is located somewhere different from the current location right now.
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VMware vSAN
July 2022
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AP
Infrastructure Security with 201-500 employees
The ease of use is great.
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LN
Director at SOFTLOGIC
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.
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AD
Director - IT Strategy Lead at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The flexibility is most valuable. Being able to manage things quickly if something goes wrong is also valuable. Very recently, we had one node that went down due to a power problem, but there was really no major impact on the systems running on top of it.
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Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Gilat telecom
We didn't only choose vSAN; we chose VMware because of SR-IOV, which is more on the hypervisor level and not on the vSAN storage. It's part of the whole system.
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VB
Trainer/Consultant at Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
The deduplication and compression are excellent.
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YK
Head of network and web at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Technical support is very helpful and very good at resolving issues.
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CP
Head of IT-Department at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We had very good access to technical support.
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VMware vSAN Cons

Yves Sandfort - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & Majority Shareholder at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there.
Upgradability could be a bit easier sometimes. We are now where vSAN can be updated without ESXi, but there is still enough dependency. So that would be good if that actually would uncoupled even more.
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VC
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
If one node out of your ten nodes fails, it takes a lot of time to replicate and rebalance VMware vSAN. This time can be reduced. When a node fails and the data is not accessible, vSAN has to be rebalanced to make the redundancy level of two again. However, if it is taking a lot of time and any other hardware fails during that time, then we have a problem. Two disk failures mean that all data will be lost, and we may have to recover it from the backup. So, the number of threads that run to do the rebalancing could be more so that the time taken to make it fully redundant again is not so much.
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Conrad Cruz - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to see better integration between the cloud and our VMware virtual environment. We only have one virtual environment, which is VMware vSAN. Right now, there is little interoperability with the cloud solution at the moment.
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VMware vSAN
July 2022
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AP
Infrastructure Security with 201-500 employees
The updating process could be easier.
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LN
Director at SOFTLOGIC
The only negative point relates to the licensing. If you want multiple, different servers, it costs money, but you have all the capacity for vSAN. You do not reach the data, but the processor arrays and the current architecture.
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AD
Director - IT Strategy Lead at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
It could have some automation. We haven't involved ourselves in a lot of automation around the vSAN environment capabilities. We're still running it using a very traditional setup. So, there could be some plugins to automate it using third-party environments, such as Jenkins.
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Lipaz Hessel - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Gilat telecom
There could be more features with the automatic backup.
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VB
Trainer/Consultant at Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
There's a lot that can be done to segregate. That may be available now in vSAN 7, I suppose, however, the deduplication and compression can be segregated.
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YK
Head of network and web at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Hardware load balancing is available on the enterprise version of the solution, however, it's extremely expensive and therefore out of our budget.
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CP
Head of IT-Department at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The ability to access SAN environments with fiber channels (or even NVMe) would be a good addition.
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Buyer's Guide
VMware vSAN
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about VMware vSAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.