Very exciting day today at VMware – Virtual SAN or VSAN has been officially announced.
If you weren’t able to attend, here are some of the interesting parts of the announcement:
- 32 node support (up from the 16 node support announced at Partner Exchange last month, and up from the 8 nodes which we supported during the beta)
- 2 million IOPS (using IOmeter 100% read, 4KB block size).
- Also 640K IOPS achieved with 70/30 read/write ratio, 4KB block size and 80% random.
- 3200 virtual machines (100 per node)
- 4.4 PB of storage (using 35 disk per host x 32 hosts per cluster)
We were also told that there was linear scaling of performance from a 4 node cluster up to a 32 node cluster.
And we saw interoperability with vSphere Replication for DR. There is also interoperability with vSphere Data Protection for backups, vMotion, DRS, HA, VMware View, etc.
It seems that we’ll GA VSAN during the week of March 10th (next week).
The one thing which wasn’t shared yet was pricing/licensing details. Guess we’ll have to wait for GA to get that info. All very exciting.