BANGALORE: VMware Inc. declared the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN, VMware’s first Software-Defined Storage product.
Built directly into the VMware vSphere kernel, VMware Virtual SAN delivers a new tier of hypervisor-converged storage. The software abstracts and pools internal magnetic disks and flash devices from industry-standard x86 servers to produce a high-performance and resilient shared datastore for virtual machines (VMs).
According to internal benchmarks, VMware Virtual SAN executes, viz:
- 2 million input/output operations per second (IOPS) on a read-only workload on a 32 node cluster; and,
- 640,000 IOPS on a mixed workload on a 32 node cluster.
VMware Virtual SAN streamlines storage provisioning and management while simultaneously plummeting the total cost of ownership (TCO) thus facilitating and paving the way for a fundamentally more agile operational model.
VMware Virtual SAN affords the reliability and robustness of an enterprise storage system, and is highly buoyant protecting against data loss in the event of any hardware failures. It is ideally suited for several use cases in virtual environments as for instance Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), test/development, and disaster recovery.