VMware vSAN RAID 5vSAN is one of the fundamental building blocks for the implementation of an efficient HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure). For companies, vSAN represents an invaluable advantage because it allows them to have permanent control over the costs related to the information system, and to be more agile and reactive when solving a problem. Based on the Raid 5 architecture (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) and the principles of "erasure coding" and "failure to tolerate = 1" to protect data, vSAN improves security while saving money. the storage volume: each virtualized object is divided into four components, including one called parity, thus making it possible to find the missing data in the event of loss of one of the components.
In summary, vSAN enables the management and centralization of storage resources for all virtual workloads. The agility and flexibility offered by this solution greatly facilitates the implementation and evolution of all types of IT projects. The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is fully controlled and allows a reduction of up to 50% compared to other storage solutions.
What functionalities and what characteristics
Your data is protected
As VMware is an extremely resilient solution, data risks are by definition very limited. The data is distributed over several VMs (RAID 5 architecture), guaranteeing a division of virtualized objects into 4 distinct components, including a so-called parity one, and thus making it possible to find missing data in the event of loss of one of the components.
An infrastructure designed to control your expenses
The infrastructure is designed to continuously optimize costs. The cost of storage is often one of the biggest expenses. The centralization of storage resources, therefore, allows better control, because of the often very significant growth in the volume of data to be backed up.
Dynamic space reclamation
To minimize unused resources, vSAN can dynamically reduce the resources used for application storage. Thus, space reclamation is automated to maximize performance.
A controlled total cost of ownership (TCO)
vSAN uses RAID protection, caching to achieve a high level of protection. Thus, this technology will provide you with simplified and secure protection VM by VM. And this with a cost reduced by half on average compared to a conventional solution.