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2017-12-08T09:38:00Z

What do you like most about VMware vSAN?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about VMware vSAN?

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8181 Answers

reviewer1215390 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

2022-03-30T09:33:17Z
reviewer1738062 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Storage virtualization software with a good storage management feature. It's a scalable and stable software.

2022-03-09T18:04:30Z
reviewer1249170 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2022-02-09T09:06:02Z
Igor Zheltukhin - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

VMware vSAN is easy to implement in a VMware environment and it is not expensive.

2021-12-27T20:04:00Z
AmrEldawody - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

There is not a lot of maintenance required.

2021-12-27T19:30:45Z
reviewer1750083 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

VMware vSAN is easy to configure, with basic functionality and the customer can maintain the solution.

2021-12-21T13:10:00Z
AhmedHafied - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

VMware vSAN is a global solution, so we can manage all the storage solutions in one place. It's embedded in VCI solutions.

2021-12-10T22:02:00Z
reviewer1172055 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The implementation is simple, it was very straightforward. It took us approximately three weeks because it was installed in four locations.

2021-12-10T08:47:25Z
Veysel-Ozdemir - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The scalability is very good and the solution is stable and reliable.

2021-12-09T03:47:01Z
reviewer1120872 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Allows us to implement more quickly, and to ease the maintenance.

2021-12-08T00:14:00Z
reviewer1089270 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The valuable feature of the solution is the total hyperconverged facility.

2021-11-25T00:50:00Z
DHACHANNAACHAISIN - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The solution fits well with my requirements.

2021-11-12T14:28:53Z
Syed Nouman Ali Rizvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

2021-11-07T09:37:55Z
Maan Othman - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The scalability of the solution is most valuable.

2021-10-19T12:42:21Z
Tun Toe Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The solution is simple to use compared to other solutions, such as Hyperflex, VxRail, and Nutanix

2021-09-24T16:53:43Z
manager278619 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Everyone uses virtualization to more efficiently utilize hardware resources. That's the main point of vSAN and VMware.

2021-09-23T01:29:00Z
Gabriele-Pizzigati - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5User

We find it easy to deliver this solution.

2021-09-20T18:17:08Z
Christian Paatsch - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We had very good access to technical support.

2021-09-07T16:20:49Z
reviewer1362099 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have found the solution to be very scalable.

2021-08-11T14:21:25Z
reviewer1390431 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The high availability is very good.

2021-06-08T20:36:39Z
MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

This product has very good performance when it comes to virtualization storage and works well with solutions such as SAP HANA, Exadata, Hadoop, and Big Data Analytics.

2021-05-13T17:46:04Z
reviewer1109874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is easy to use.

2021-05-08T04:39:09Z
reviewer1496229 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We've found the solution to be scalable.

2021-04-22T16:07:44Z
Maan Othman - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-03-29T17:10:00Z
Devendra-Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Very good VCG notification feature.

2021-02-23T18:42:19Z
reviewer1075695 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

Being able to deploy multiple applications with virtual servers is the most valuable for us. The capacity of the system is quite constant so it's got some of the good features.

2021-02-22T21:09:00Z
Roberto_Boclin - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I like the orchestration feature.

2021-02-20T08:18:30Z
Sandeep Solanki - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Technical support is good.

2021-02-19T14:07:28Z
reviewer1502748 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has a single pane of glass for management and operational control, which is the most valuable feature. The integrated storage is also valuable.

2021-02-17T16:42:43Z
Vladyslav Slobodianyk - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

The most valuable features are productivity and data storage.

2021-02-04T10:55:20Z
Mohd Azwan Azam - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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

2021-02-03T07:30:47Z
reviewer1073628 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20MSP

Good performance, reliable and agile.

2021-01-24T15:30:29Z
Maurizio Del Bianco - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The solutions best feature is that it is easy to use.

2021-01-11T19:12:12Z
reviewer1351098 - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

The solution's unified administration is its most valuable aspect.

2020-12-05T07:49:00Z
Samson Kitaw - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Easy to deploy and manage.

2020-11-06T13:29:00Z
reviewer1325607 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Provides good performance as well as integration with deployment tools.

2020-11-06T02:49:54Z
reviewer1420677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Vendor

It's completely hyper-converged, so it's very convenient.

2020-11-04T10:38:48Z
Md.Shahadat Hossain Shipon - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10MSP

The most valuable features are secure IOPs and LAN security.

2020-11-02T06:13:22Z
Vishal Bhatia - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

The deduplication and compression are excellent.

2020-10-27T17:26:48Z
reviewer1320009 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It uncoupled the idea of proprietary technology and component capabilities. It is basically a proprietary technology for a cost-effective infrastructure.

2020-10-27T10:55:00Z
reviewer1381863 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It is very useful.

2020-10-21T04:34:00Z
Ben Marquis - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

VMware vSAN has greatly reduced refresh spending.

2019-12-21T18:22:00Z
systemen519357 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year.

Now it is stable, and we trust it more.

2019-12-18T05:44:00Z
Patrick Lamarche - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The newer versions of this solution are much more stable and easier to manage.

2019-06-04T14:19:00Z
Pengineers0997 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

As a function of our core business, it's a sought after tool that helps us provide analytical support across a wide spectrum of client needs. It's allowed us to test out in our connected restaurant - "TheWorks" - a fully-functional restaurant experience center that allows our clients to discover the value of our connected solutions firsthand. We deploy vSAN in this customer-like environment within a hyperconvergent infrastruction (HCI) to give our clients a better understanding and help optimize data and the end-users' experience.

2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
Jose Fuentes - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
Ashraf Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.

2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
Paul Letta - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

By eliminating dependency on that back-end storage, we now depend on everything that's in the VMkernel with vSAN. We eliminate the middleman.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Kenny Morales - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

vSAN is one of the easiest implementations of any VMware product. It's almost like click it to enable it, then you're almost done.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Michael Cayouette - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Flexibility, growth, and expansion are probably the more important features for us. As our environment grows, the more users come on, the more VDI workstations that we need, we can easily expand either horizontally or vertically with the environment

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Eric Garrison - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The most valuable features for us are the ability to scale out the nodes independently, and the flexibility of the nodes. We can put almost any type of server in there with our connectivity and everything works great.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Vijayakumar Arumuga Nadar - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

vSAN provides default HA configurations, where if any host goes down, the VM moves around within the host. Even though the disks are local, the VMs moves around with the vSAN disk and vSAN provides a high availability on its own.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Philip  Sellers - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features of vSAN are its simplicity to deploy and that we can use commodity disks in our servers without complexity or need for external storage arrays or storage specialists on our teams.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Barbara MacKenzie - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most important feature to me, in my role, is cost. In the renewal cycle for storage, it was about a 40 percent saving compared to going to an all-flash array, which is what we first looked at doing. Secondly, performance: we need clinical data access in five seconds and need to do everything we can to retain that metric. Thirdly, I was really pleasantly surprised during the data migration across to vSAN, that it happened almost instantly whereas, in the past, migrating from array to array was an arduous and fraught process.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Yves Sandfort - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
Joseph Lepek - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The valuable features of vSAN are that you can get it up and running quickly, you get redundancy built-in, and it's pretty much the perfect solution for a cluster.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
SysAdmin827e - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is that it is software-defined storage. Also, being able to do maintenance on the fly is a real benefit: migrating off, updating, and then moving the guest back on to the nodes.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
Chris Gould - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Being hyperconverged, it simplifies what equipment we have to buy.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
SeniorSy617e - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The ability to have a disaster recovery option for our end-users by being able to use VDI and the vSANs, and the ability to do replication across multiple data centers, are valuable to us.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Cj Tharp - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is fhe flexibility, the ability to move the machines around without hesitation.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Adam Seifert - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

it's easy to scale, it's easy to predict IOP needs, and you can design for low latency using all-flash... Also, for setting up new clusters for VDI quickly, it's nice. You don't have to wait on an order for a storage vendor to ship you a system and help you configure it, you do it all yourself. And the sizing guides are pretty straightforward.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Marcello Collao - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

One of the valuable features for us is the ability to restrict the performance capacity per client. Other solutions don't have this feature.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Director6588 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The performance has exceeded our expectations and exceeded our traditional converged infrastructure.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Supervis55e8 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are its price point and that you can use existing storage; no specific storage requirements are needed.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
Jason Montogomery - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is the simplification of storage. We no longer need to deal with Fibre Channel and the external storage arrays.

2018-09-02T09:38:00Z
Aaron Reiss - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are ease of deployment, and ease of management. If you compare it to other software-defined storage products, it's much easier. It's a checkbox. It's lot easier to manage.

2018-09-02T09:38:00Z
Solution8d8a - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is the simplicity of its scalability: being able to grow it without having to make sure you get the right disks and the right nodes. The solution is also easy to manage. It's all right there in the vSphere Client. You're not going through multiple things. You don't have to know, once you've created the vSAN node. You add storage, it sees it, and you create your data storage from there. Everything is right there for you.

2018-09-02T09:38:00Z
Andrew Harrison - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are the encryption, deduplication, compression, and the ability to manage all of your storage within your server rack.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
Greg Kincade - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are its performance, simplicity, and synchronicity with vSphere.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
Virtualibfed - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is scalable, overall. If you need to add storage, it makes it easy to scale by adding additional hard drives into the existing servers or you can add storage by just adding more servers.

2018-09-02T08:42:00Z
Russ  Timberman - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We don't have to order a storage system, we can just use whatever we have on hand and roll it into our virtualization system.

2018-09-02T08:33:00Z
Damon Howell - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

Adding new nodes and expanding vSAN forward is simple and non-disruptive for a lot of our customers.

2018-09-02T08:04:00Z
Andrew Watson - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It scales well. We have plenty of room to grow.

2018-09-02T08:03:00Z
Todd Wright - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It allows us to put our infrastructure in remote locations and still get the same performance we get from our onsite SAN solutions.

2018-08-28T12:18:00Z
reviewer910422 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The migration of servers feature makes server rack maintenance easy.

2018-07-31T15:53:00Z
reviewer909960 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is easier to deploy than the traditional SAN.

2018-07-30T22:44:00Z
Alessandro Pregliasco - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

All the features are working great.

2018-05-30T15:43:00Z
Tony McMillan - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

The ability to have an HA cluster in the absence of a shared storage device or SAN.

2018-05-02T02:31:00Z
Qi He - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

vSAN has just one datastore. so customers do not need to think where to put their VMs, how to design the physical disk RAID, the LUN size, the LUN mapping, etc. when they use NetApp/EMC/HDS or other storage systems.

2017-12-26T12:37:00Z
PankajTambe - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

It is simple to manage, very easy to implement and troubleshoot in case of any failures.

2017-12-12T15:16:00Z
Elvar Böðvarsson - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

The lower skill cost of maintaining it meant that we could do more with the people that we had.

2017-12-08T09:38:00Z
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