VMware Announces General Availability of VMware Virtual SANDate : 12 Mar 2014
Built directly into the
- 2 million input/output operations per second (IOPS) on a read-only workload on a 32 node cluster; (1) and,
- 640,000 IOPS on a mixed workload on a 32 node cluster. (2)
"VMware Virtual SAN enables us to scale our storage infrastructure and gives us the redundancy we require to help bring our solutions to market faster to our Line of Business customers," said
"With VMware Virtual SAN, Itrica now has the capability to right-size storage solutions for our customers," said
Simple, High-Performance Storage for Virtual Machines
VMware Virtual SAN simplifies storage provisioning and management while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) enabling a fundamentally more agile operational model. VMware Virtual SAN provides the reliability and robustness of an enterprise storage system, and is highly resilient protecting against data loss in the event of any hardware failures. It is ideally suited for several use cases in virtual environments such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), test/development, and disaster recovery. Features include:
- Hypervisor-converged architecture: Embedded within the
VMwarevSphere kernel, VMware Virtual SAN delivers the most efficient data path for superior performance while minimizing resource utilization resulting in the consumption of less than 10 percent of CPU resources.
- High performance with elastic and linear scalability: VMware Virtual SAN uses flash to deliver performance acceleration through read/write caching. The software provides a granular and elastic approach to provision performance and capacity enabling customers to linearly scale their clusters on demand by adding nodes to a cluster or disks to individual nodes
- Storage Policy Based Management: With storage policy based management, VMware Virtual SAN shifts the management model for storage from the device to the application. A single VMware Virtual SAN datastore can provide differentiated service levels based on individual VM policies. For administrators, there are no complex configurations through LUNs or volumes, they avoid overprovisioning, and can change policies easily. With automated provisioning and management, administrators improve the ability to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
- Integration with the
VMwarestack: VMware Virtual SAN is easy to configure and deploy requiring two clicks using VMwarevSphere Web Client. Its integration with VMwarevSphere enables customers to use data services such as backup, cloning, replication and snapshots as well as features such as Distributed Resource Scheduler™, High Availability, vMotion and Storage vMotion. Additionally, VMware Virtual SAN is interoperable with VMware Horizon View 5.3.1, VMwarevCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMwarevCenter Operations Management Suite and VMwarevCloud Automation Center.
A hardware independent solution, VMware Virtual SAN can be deployed on a wide range of servers. Customers have two options for deploying VMware Virtual SAN - VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes (pre-validated configurations of servers), and a component-based hardware compatibility list that enables customers to pick and choose the components they prefer. More than 150 components and 13 Ready Nodes are certified with VMware Virtual SAN today. The VMware Compatibility Guide for VMware Virtual SAN is accessible at: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan
Helping Customers to Reduce TCO
VMware Virtual SAN helps customers to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through Capital Expenditures (Capex) and Operating Expenditures (Opex) savings. The software takes advantage of server side hardware economics by pooling internal magnetic disks and flash devices from industry-standard x86 servers. Customers avoid large upfront costs by starting small and adding disks or nodes to their VMware Virtual SAN cluster as capacity or performance needs arise without disruption. VMware Virtual SAN also helps customers to achieve Opex savings through automation that eliminates time-consuming manual processes as well as easing traditionally complex change management, storage configuration and capacity planning tasks.
Pricing and Availability
VMware Virtual SAN is now generally available. VMware Virtual SAN is priced at
- For a limited time, customers can purchase a bundle of VMware Virtual SAN with
VMwarevSphere Data Protection Advanced for $2,875per processor.
- For a limited time,
VMwarevSphere Storage Appliance customers will be able to upgrade to VMware Virtual SAN at 20 percent off the list price.
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(1) 2 million IOPS on read-only workloads achieved on 32 node VMware Virtual SAN cluster, based on IOmeter benchmark,
(2) 640,000 IOPS on mixed workloads (Mixed = 70 percent/30 percent Read/Write, 4K 80 percent random) achieved on 32 node VMware Virtual SAN cluster, based on IOmeter benchmark,
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