VMware VSAN Officially Launched !!

After a long period in beta phase it’s ready now. Announced during a web conference hosted by chief executive Pat Gelsinger on March 6 , VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is aimed at creating virtual pools of storage using resources available to physical server nodes. This includes direct-attached hard drives, plus existing SAN and NAS arrays. VSAN 1.0 will be available in the week of March 10.

http://www.vmware.com/now

http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san/

VMware announced two ways that customers can build and deploy a Virtual SAN™ node:

1) Select Ready Node or Ready Block

  • Ready Node is a single tested pre-configured server and Ready-Block is a tested pre-configured set of servers for use with Virtual SAN.
  • VMware is working with Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, IBM, and Supermicro in rolling out multiple Ready Nodes and Ready Blocks over the next 30 days.

2) Select individual components using the Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide:

  • Any server on vSphere Hardware Compatibility List
  • Multi-level cell SSD (or better) or PCIe SSD
  • SAS/NL-SAS HDD, Select SATA HDDs
  • 6Gb enterprise-grade HBA/RAID controller

Product Highlights

Virtual SAN Delivers Enterprise-Grade Scale

You can download the in depth details from the below links

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

What’s New in VMware Virtual SAN

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About GK_RAJ

An enthusiastic IT person, with an intense passion towards Datacenter technologies. I am a VMware vExpert Title holder and working as a Technical Consultant, in Qatar. I am exposed to VMware vSphere, Storage, Bladecenters, Datacenter operations, Symantec Backup, Deduplication technologies and carry rich and diversified experience in these domains. I specialize in Designing & Consulting on VMware VSphere, the integration of Storage and Network Stacks to VSphere. With my experience, I help Organizations/Enterprises to achieve their CAPEX & OPEX savings, develop DR and BCP strategies, Consolidation services with Virtualization using VSphere, and prepare them to move to Cloud. In the meantime, I would like to share my knowledge and do a good contribution to the community. I am an Indian citizen, and have a Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. I have certified in VCAP5-DCD, VCP-Cloud, VCP 4 & 5, MCITP, MCSE.

Posted on March 7, 2014, in Virtualization, VMware, VSAN. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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