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Professional Member at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Beneficial multi-homing feature and straightforward installation
Pros and Cons
  • "I have found that the multi-homing feature is very valuable in VMware vSAN. It is an easy-to-use solution."
  • "I have used the VMware Replication but I can't get it to work properly. The process should be simplified."

What is most valuable?

I have found that the multi-homing feature is very valuable in VMware vSAN. It is an easy-to-use solution.

What needs improvement?

I have used the VMware Replication but I can't get it to work properly. The process should be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSAN for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

VMware vSAN is stable. 

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted support.

How was the initial setup?

The Initially setup is easy. We have only three or four hosts. However, I might need to use some more services. A larger environment requires more hosts.

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

I have been told that if I used VxRail it would be cheaper than the system we are using now with buying the products separately. The solution is expensive overall.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In my company have some new consultant technicians who have more experience in the bigger setups. They suggest that I look at the VxRail solution.

We have been evaluating VMware Horizon and we are thinking about using it.

What other advice do I have?

I rate VMware vSAN an eight out of ten.

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Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
It is stable and easy to work with, but it is expensive

What is our primary use case?

We have around 70 to 100 VMs, and we use VMware vSAN to store our data. We have a lot of daily data.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to work with, easy to handle, and easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

Its price could be improved. It is too expensive for our clients.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is quite stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We didn't increase our storage.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is really helpful. They are very efficient. I didn't have any problem.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is not difficult.

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What is our primary use case?

We have around 70 to 100 VMs, and we use VMware vSAN to store our data. We have a lot of daily data.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to work with, easy to handle, and easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

Its price could be improved. It is too expensive for our clients.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is quite stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We didn't increase our storage.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is really helpful. They are very efficient. I didn't have any problem.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is not difficult.

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

It is too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good solution to implement if you have a lot of data. It is quite stable and not too difficult to manage.  

I would rate VMware vSAN a seven out of ten. It is a good solution, but it is too expensive.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Rizki Ardiansyah
IT Coordinator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A stable solution, but is overpriced and could have faster replication and compression features
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is stable."
  • "While I like the replication and compression features, there is a problem with them running too slowly."

What needs improvement?

The user-friendliness could be better. 

The solution is quite pricey in comparison with other products, such as HP or Cisco. 

While I like the replication and compression features, there is a problem with them running too slowly. This is not of benefit to the customers, but it is important when it comes to migrating. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using VMware vSAN for around two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

It is difficult for me to comment on the technical support, as we are not the customer or user. 

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup varies with the customer. 

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

In comparison with other solutions, such as HP or Cisco, I find the solution to be quite pricey.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

HP and Cisco have lower priced solutions than VMware vSAN, which I find to be quite pricey. 

What other advice do I have?

I think I am satisfied with the product. I would say it is so so. 

I rate VMware vSAN as a seven out of ten. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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Maan Othman
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple, very stable, but needs easier implementation and better pricing

What is our primary use case?

It is inside the data center as software-defined storage for the infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most important thing is the simplicity of the product. It is a well-established product with good stability.

What needs improvement?

Its installation should be easier, and its price should be cheaper.  It would be good for the product if they can include the data locality feature.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around ten customers of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is fine.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complicated. It is…

What is our primary use case?

It is inside the data center as software-defined storage for the infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most important thing is the simplicity of the product. It is a well-established product with good stability.

What needs improvement?

Its installation should be easier, and its price should be cheaper. 

It would be good for the product if they can include the data locality feature.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around ten customers of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is fine.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complicated. It is in-between. The deployment took one to two days. You need one to two engineers for its deployment and maintenance.

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

It is expensive. It should be cheaper.

It has a perpetual license as well as a subscription-based license, but they are moving towards subscription-based licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate VMware vSAN a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, reliable, and simple installation

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for data storage virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

In a future release, they can bring in the object storage capabilities to this solution. Currently, there is not any compatibility.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could be better for this solution, the response time is too slow.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy but the deployment can take some time, approximately six hours.

What about the implementation team?

We did…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for data storage virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

In a future release, they can bring in the object storage capabilities to this solution. Currently, there is not any compatibility.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could be better for this solution, the response time is too slow.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy but the deployment can take some time, approximately six hours.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution and we do not need many technicians for the implementation.

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

I would like to use more advanced models of the solution but the price needs to be reduced. There are some extra costs for this solution including a license.

What other advice do I have?

I rate VMware vSAN a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Head of Professional Solutions at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Very integrated and is scalable

What is our primary use case?

VMware vSAN is software-defined storage. I think that says it all. You don't have to buy additional external storage, and you can manage all the storage entities from the console. That's very important to our customers.

What is most valuable?

vSAN is very integrated.

What needs improvement?

Ease of administration is one area where vSAN could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using vSAN for probably four to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For our purposes, vSAN's stability is okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

vSAN is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

As far as I know, any VMware tickets that we've escalated have been handled…

What is our primary use case?

VMware vSAN is software-defined storage. I think that says it all. You don't have to buy additional external storage, and you can manage all the storage entities from the console. That's very important to our customers.

What is most valuable?

vSAN is very integrated.

What needs improvement?

Ease of administration is one area where vSAN could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using vSAN for probably four to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For our purposes, vSAN's stability is okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

vSAN is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

As far as I know, any VMware tickets that we've escalated have been handled professionally. and their support team is very skilled.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward. Because we are deploying it from the VxRail global setup, there is no dedicated vSAN setup that we are providing. It's all integrated into the VxRail setup. However, installing vSAN itself can be quite complex if you're doing it from scratch.

What other advice do I have?

I rate vSAN eight out of 10. I would recommend it to others. 

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System Engineer at GoVirtual
Real User
Overall good functionality, straightforward installation, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

I provide a workshop for VMware vSAN to the final customers. For example, in Chile, I installed the solution for a company called NG. I have customers in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina. VMware vSAN is used as a storage solution.

What is most valuable?

Overall the solution is very good.

What needs improvement?

VMware vSAN could improve by having better integration with other vendors and the storage is limited, I prefer it to the traditional storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSAN for approximately 10 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?

VMware vSAN is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The…

What is our primary use case?

I provide a workshop for VMware vSAN to the final customers. For example, in Chile, I installed the solution for a company called NG. I have customers in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina. VMware vSAN is used as a storage solution.

What is most valuable?

Overall the solution is very good.

What needs improvement?

VMware vSAN could improve by having better integration with other vendors and the storage is limited, I prefer it to the traditional storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSAN for approximately 10 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?

VMware vSAN is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. I have developed an automatic script that can install the solution which has been very good for customers.

What about the implementation team?

I do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. Additionally, I support those who are wanting to do the implementation.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution.

I rate VMware vSAN a ten out of ten.

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Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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…

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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