Virtual SAN 6.2 is ready for any application with tested and validated deployments of several business critical applications including SAP and Oracle RAC. The new release of Virtual SAN, version 6.2, further reduces TCO by delivering up to 10x greater storage efficiency. Virtual SAN 6.2 is optimized for modern all-flash storage, delivering efficient near-line de-duplication, compression, and erasure coding capabilities that enable high performance all-flash systems for as low as $1 per GB of usable capacity—up to 50% less than the cost of lower-performing hybrid solutions from the leading competition. Quality of service can be managed by using IOPs limits on a per-virtual machines and per-virtual disk basis.
The following list represents the primary new features in Virtual SAN 6.2:
- Deduplication, compression, and erasure coding
- Quality of Service (QoS) using IOPS limits
- New performance service and improved health service
VMware Hyper-Converged Software transforms industry-standard x86 servers and directly attached storage into radically simple Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) to help eliminate high IT costs, management complexity, and performance limitations. vSphere, vCenter Server, and Virtual SAN are tightly integrated to deliver the leading HCI solution that offers simplicity, reliability, and performance for nearly any use case. Virtual SAN is easy to implement with automated configuration and includes proactive tests to help verify functionality and performance. Virtual SAN is optimized for modern all-flash storage with efficient near-line deduplication, compression, and erasure coding capabilities that lower TCO while delivering incredible performance. New and improved features such as the performance and health services make it easier than ever to verify Virtual SAN configurations and closely monitor key metrics such as IOPs, throughput, and latency at the cluster, host, virtual machine, and virtual disk levels. Quality of service can be managed by using IOPs limits on a per-virtual machines and per-virtual disk basis.
Source: VMware White Paper