Loay Mohamed - PeerSpot reviewer
System Service Representative at IBM
Real User
Good support, simple installation, and stable

What is our primary use case?

We use VMware vSAN as a VDI solution.

What is most valuable?

The performance of VMware vSAN is very good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSAN for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

VMware vSAN is a stable solution.

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How are customer service and support?

The support from VMware vSAN was good. When I had to contact the support for my clients everything was as expected.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It took us approximately one month to implement for one of our customers but there were some delays on our customer's side. We could have done it in a shorter timeframe.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My customers have found VMware vSAN to be a little expensive.

What other advice do I have?

VMware vSAN is the most trending hypervisor that most of the customers are working with.

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate VMware vSAN a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Top 5Leaderboard
Lets you efficiently use hardware resources, but the UI needs work

What is our primary use case?

The vSAN is similar to other VMware products that are quite popular in Thailand. Everyone uses virtualization to more efficiently utilize hardware resources. That's the main point of vSAN and VMware.

What needs improvement?

The UI falls short compared to other solutions. It needs some development to make it more user-friendly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using vSAN for six years. 

How was the initial setup?

vSAN isn't easy to install, because it's separate from VMware. You have to install vSAN and monitoring separately. Configuration is not straightforward. You have to define the policy first and then allocate through the virtual machine.

What about the implementation team?

We used the VMware professional team to install, and it took them around two days. After it was deployed, we used one engineer to maintain the system.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license for vSAN is a yearly subscription. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate vSAN seven out 10.

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Omar-ElsharQawy - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at iVolve Technologies
Real User
Top 20
A highly-scalable and innovative storage virtualization software

What is our primary use case?

vSAN is fully integrated with VMware vSphere, as a distributed layer of software within the ESXi hypervisor.

One of the use cases is that, vSAN can gather the local or direct-attached data storage devices, to create a single storage pool shared across all hosts in a vSAN cluster.

Another use case is that vSAN designed for the software-defined data centers (SDDC), thus you can build and architect your own private, public or hybrid cloud environment based on the vSAN software.

How has it helped my organization?

the come feedback always I here from our client is that vSAN Simplified Operations and ease of administration.

What is most valuable?

Manage both of virtual machines (VM), containers and cloud ready solution

What needs improvement?

Traditional infrastructure, Private cloud and the hybrid cloud

For how long have I used the solution?

I am always recommend the vSAN technology when it comes to power a Hyperconverged infrastructure as well the traditional and cloud native applications.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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System Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Decent storage virtualization that is beginning to integrate modern technologies but needs to be cheaper
Pros and Cons
  • "VMware has been around for a long time are are doing a decent job at catching up with the latest technologies i.e. bringing in kubernetes and containerization. Overall, this is a great tool for virtualization."
  • "I would like for the next release to be a bit cheaper."

What is most valuable?

VMware has been around for a long time are are doing a decent job at catching up with the latest technologies i.e. bringing in kubernetes and containerization. Overall, this is a great tool for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

I would like for the next release to be a bit cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSAN for 10+ years.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

VMware is not a cost effective solution, especially if you have a Microsoft shop. In this case, you would have to purchase the VMware license when there are already Hyper-V solutions that could do it for much cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

If you are already using VMware, then it is great to fun your applications and carries your infrastructure to the cloud. But, I would not recommend this solution to new customers. I give this solution a seven out of ten.

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IT Manager at Triara
Real User
Top 5
Storage software that is dynamic and compatible with many other solutions including VCF and VMware Cloud Foundation
Pros and Cons
  • "The feature we have found most valuable is the compatibility of VMware products with VCF and VMware Cloud Foundation."
  • "We often run out of space but we have enough capacity for memory and CPU. It's difficult to find the balance between storage and memory CPU."

What is most valuable?

The feature we have found most valuable is the compatibility of VMware products with VCF and VMware Cloud Foundation.

What needs improvement?

We often run out of space but we have enough capacity for memory and CPU. It's difficult to find the balance between storage and memory CPU.

Overall, this is a simple solution but could be improved due to the issue with vSAN ReadyNodes. There are many compatibility requirements for storage using this solution that are difficult to meet.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution for two years. 

How are customer service and support?

The enterprise customer service and support are very good and feedback is fast. 

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward but we have experienced some setbacks with deployments. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. 

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Omar_Samir - PeerSpot reviewer
Public Sector Sales Manager and DBA at Diverse
Real User
Top 20
Very easy to implement in any existing environment

What is our primary use case?

The use case is mainly for greenfields deployment. I'm a senior solutions architect and we are system integrators. Our company is a partner with VMware.

What is most valuable?

Very easy to implement in any existing environment.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more storage terabytes available after excluding the management. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and it's very easy to implement in any X86 server so anyone can use it in their existing environment. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech
Real User
Top 5
Scalable and secure with easy setup

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is to combine old storage into logical volumes. You can create a VMS partition and deploy it among the host, which provides the best performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using vSAN for almost three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good - storage is expandable with no extra cost.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is simple because the product is automatically installed once the license is activated.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is something of a concern.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that if you need more storage-level performance, scalability, or security, you can definitely consider using this solution. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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