Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) allows the convergence of physical storage onto industry-standard x86 servers, enabling a building block approach with scale-out capabilities. All key data center functions run as software on the hypervisor in a tightly integrated software layer – delivering services that were previously provided via hardware through software.
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail and Telecom|
|Proprietary HW Platform||No|
|Primary Use Cases||Converged Storage, Database Clusters and General VM Clusters|
The vSAN ReadyNode program includes more than 150 certified x86 systems available from all the major server vendors and is the only vSphere-embedded storage solution. vSAN 6.6 delivers the industry’s best storage value with native security, ease of management, high performance, and low cost. vSAN pools local storage devices to create a distributed shared datastore and provides a hyper-converged storage optimized for virtual machines.
|Licensing and Pricing Details||
vSAN for Desktop is priced per concurrent user (CCU) in a VDI environment and sold in packs of 10 and 100 licenses. vSAN for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) is available for use at remote locations sold as 25-VM packs based on vSAN Standard, Advanced or Enterprise Editions.
Numerous 3rd party integrations available in VMware solutions exchange.