VMware vSAN

 

The importance of choosing the right HCI software solution

HCI software powered by vSAN provides a flexible, efficient solution for operating and managing your IT infrastructure. But how can you know for sure that VMware is the right choice?

It’s all about knowing what you need in an HCI software solution—and how VMware delivers all that, and more.

 

5 Reasons to Choose Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software Powered by VMware vSAN

  1. SIMPLICITY
  2. LOWER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
  3. ABILITY TO EVOLVE WITHOUT RISK
  4. SCALABILITY FOR TOMORROW
  5. DEPLOYMENT FLEXIBILITY

 

 

Simplicity

One Integrated Software Stack

To achieve maximum efficiency and cost savings, you need an HCI software solution that is simple to deploy, operate, and use. HCI software poweredcby vSAN delivers exactly that, with a powerful solution designed to eliminate infrastructure silos, automate provisioning, and provide supportcwhen you need it most. Streamlined management with policy-driven controlscand a single-pane-of-glass management further frees up IT hours, leaving more time for innovation. There’s no need for specialized skill sets—you can leverage existing vSphere and VMware vCenter Server™ expertise for maximum efficiency.

  • Built on vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform
  • Integrated with VMware vSAN, the only vSphere-embeddedstorage solution
  • Monitor capacity and performance with the familiar,unified vCenter Server
  • Automate routine tasks within your data center
  • Eliminate software and management tool silos


Seamlessly Integrate vSAN Within the VMware Stack:

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Lower total cost of ownership

Enterprise Performance Without Enterprise Cost

Business users are demanding more, but IT budgets can’t keep up without carefully managing costs. HCI software powered by vSAN eliminates the need to buy purpose-built hardware, reduces human error through automation, and leverages existing resources to deliver big savings.

  • Lower TCO up to 50% versus modern storage arrays
  • Deploy all-flash VMware HCI software solutions at almost half the cost of competing hybrid HCI software offerings
  • Increase total space efficiency by up to 10x with deduplication, compression, and erasure coding
  • Eliminate the need for purpose-built hardware with industry standard servers
  • Pay for only what you need. Tailor your solution without overprovisioning,making a bulk upfront purchase, or buying expensive expansions when you need additional performance or capacity.


vSAN Storage Utilization Improvement:

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Ability to evolve without risk

Run Mission-Critical Apps with Confidence

The right hyper-converged infrastructure solution will ensure that your data center can handle any application with confidence, including high-performing business-critical apps, virtual desktop infrastructure, private clouds, remote IT, and container-based applications for cloud-native environments, without any gaps in performance as usage grows. HCI software powered by vSAN is the only solution delivered directly from the hypervisor—resulting in performance you can count on for any virtualized application or desktop. Furthermore, with enterprise-class availability, and built-in failure tolerance, you have peace of mind—even when the unexpected occurs.

  • Kernel-embedded for optimized I/O path
  • Optimized for all-flash storage capacity
  • Up to 100K IOPS per node with sub-millisecond latency
  • Enable space efficiency with minimal impact on CPU andmemory overhead
  • Five-nines (99.999%) availability with advanced data protection


Tiered All-Flash and Hybrid Options:

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Scalability for tomorrow

Prepare Your Data Center for Future Applications

Technology will continue to evolve, and your data center should evolve right along with it. HCI software powered by vSAN provides maximum flexibility that allows you to adapt to changing needs. No matter what happens next. VMware HCI software solutions are designed for both enterprise apps and new cloud-native apps, allowing you to keep pace with the latest and greatest. It also aligns with your DevOps initiatives, so that you can bring apps to market faster. And since HCI software powered by vSAN supports your choice of applications, backup solutions, hardware platforms, and operating systems, you can make decisions that are right for your business without being locked into a particular solution set. With VMware, you can be confident that you’re choosing a vendor with aproven track record and a robust ecosystem—one that will be around for the long term.

Choose the solution that prepares you for the future:

  • Built for Any App, at Any Scale
  • Designed for today’s applications as well as future cloud-native applications
  • Delivers granular scaling, and scale-up/scale-out capabilities—eliminatingcostly overprovisioning and large upfront capital expenses


Maximum Scalability per vSAN Cluster:

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Deployment flexibility

Respond Quickly to Changing Business Demands

Rather than locking you into a specific vendor, VMware lets you configure an HCI software solution any way you want it. The building-block approach gives you the ultimate flexibility to choose the tools that work best for your specific needs—while eliminating hardware silos.

  • Broadest set of deployment options, ranging from a turnkey appliance to more than 100 pre-certified vSAN ReadyNodes™ from all major server vendors
  • Enables a building-block approach with scale-out capabilities
  • Provides a path to a complete Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)


HCI Software Deployment Choices:

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