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 deduplication, 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.
The following list represents the primary new features in Virtual SAN 6.2:
- Deduplication and Compression: Software-based deduplication and compression optimizes all-flash storage capacity, providing as much as 7x data reduction with minimal CPU and memory overhead.
- Erasure Coding: Erasure Coding increases usable storage capacity by up to 100% while keeping data resiliency unchanged. It is capable of tolerating one or two failures with single parity or double parity protection.
- Quality of Service (QoS): QoS controls, limits and monitors the IOPS consumed by specific virtual machines, eliminating noisy neighbor issues.
This document provides a brief Virtual SAN architecture overview and covers the new features introduced in Virtual SAN 6.2.