VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN

Enterprise IT teams today are looking for ways to deliver on-premises IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of public cloud services.

VMware vSAN simplifies infrastructure management so you can focus on delivering business value and innovation.

Evolve without risk by extending vSphere to your storage. Deploy native HCI encryption & protect your existing investments whilst reducing TCO.

Use affordable, standard x86 servers and eliminate tedious storage operations. Accelerate overall IT responsiveness using leading hardware technologies that is prepared for any application or container.


vSAN allows you to also extend your environment to the VMware Cloud on AWS

As the only vSphere-native software-defined storage platform, vSAN helps customers evolve to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) without risk while lowering IT costs and providing an agile solution ready for future hardware, cloud and application changes. vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure storage with native HCI encryption solution. vSAN pools together server-attached storage to provide a highly resilient shared datastore suitable for any virtualized workload, including business-critical applications, virtual desktops, remote IT, DR, and DevOps infrastructure.


Architecture and Performance - Tightly integrated with the hypervisor, vSAN sits directly in the I/O data path, in the best position to make rapid data placement decisions. As a result, vSAN is able to deliver the highest levels of performance without taxing CPU or memory resources. vSAN can be configured as all-flash or hybrid storage, delivering up to 6M IOPS with an all-flash architecture. 

Storage Efficiency - vSAN delivers advanced storage features, including deduplication, compression and erasure coding (RAID 5/6), capable of delivering up to 10x greater storage utilisation with dramatically lower storage capacity and costs. The efficiency features work seamlessly together on any workload with minimal additional resource overhead.


Scalability - vSAN has a distributed architecture that allows for grow-as-you-go, non-disruptive scaling from 2 to 64 hosts per cluster. Both capacity and performance can be scaled at the same time by adding a new host to the cluster (scale-out); or capacity and performance can be scaled independently by merely adding new drives to existing hosts (scale-up).


Management and Integration - vSAN does not require any additional software to be installed—it can be enabled in a few clicks. It is managed from the vSphere Web Client and integrates with the VMware stack including key features like vMotion®, High Availability (HA), and Fault Tolerance (FT) as well as other VMware products such as VMware Site Recovery Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation™ and vRealize Operations™.


Security - vSAN offers native HCI security solution with data-at-rest encryption. Built right into vSAN, vSAN Encryption supports customer’s choice of standard flash devices, avoiding the limited options and pricing premium of self-encrypting drives (SEDs). Designed for compliance requirements, vSAN supports 2-factor authentication (SecurID and CAC), offers DISA-approved STIG for HCI, and has FIPS 140-2 certification pending.


Automation - VM storage provisioning and storage service levels (e.g. capacity, performance, availability) are automated and controlled through VM-centric policies that can be set or modified on-the-fly. vSAN dynamically self-tunes, adjusting to ongoing changes in workload conditions to load balance storage resources, ensuring each VM adheres to the storage policies defined for it.

The Pebble IT Advantage - we are not tribal - but we are experts at multiple technologies. We have many clients that run Oracle and Microsoft workloads on VMware ESXi and we offer licensing expertise to ensure clients do not fall foul of Oracle's licensing audits. We can work with VMware's technologies across many enterprise technologies.

We are also hardware vendor agnostic, whilst we can work with vSAN offerings from Dell and Lenovo, we can work with any existing hardware or other platforms that the client brings to the solution. 



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