back to article I, for one, welcome our VMware VSAN overlord

So VSAN is finally here in a released form. On paper, it looks very impressive. I spend an awful lot of time looking at scale-out storage systems – looking at ways to do them faster, cheaper and better. And although I welcome VMware and VSAN to the party, I don’t think I’m really the target market: the product’s not really …


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  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Just Asking if we're on the Similarly Same Pages or Discovering Quantum Overlaps in Virtual Programs

    Hi, StorageBod,

    Perhaps I’d transcode on bare-metal machines but might present out on VM-ed application servers, for example. …… for working in IntelAIgently Designed and Perfectly Secured Alternative Virtual Reality Environments ……. Beta MetaDataBase Testing Areas ….. well, as perfectly phormed and activated/self actuated as is realised as possible in fields festooned and fated and feted with flaws and attractive sub-prime attractions ….. grand distractions?!.

  2. SecretBatcave

    But is the vSAN any good? is it fast, is it cheaper than alternative block storage?

    or even a NFS share exported from GPFS/ZFS/StoreNext/*

  3. Gavin Hamill


    I've been studiously ignoring the furious circle-jerk over VSAN since late last year. Show me the money!

    1. Just Trolling thru

      Re: Pricing?

      Currently $2495 per socket or $50 per user(think VDI)

      Read more here:

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