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The 11 Coolest Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Products Of 2017 (So Far)

Joseph F. Kovar

VMware vSAN 6.6

vSAN 6.6, introduced in April, is the latest iteration of Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware's Virtual SAN storage virtualization software that is at the base of VMware's vSAN Ready Nodes and Dell EMC's VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure offerings. vSAN 6.6 take advantage of experience in VMware's vSphere virtualization infrastructure and skills. It includes native software-defined, data-at-rest encryption, and allows the deployment stretched clusters to help provide resiliency against both site and local component failures.

For partners, vSAN 6.6 includes a new sizer tool to help streamline hardware selection, as well as a non-disruptive assessment tool to help evaluate real-world workloads. Partners also get stacked partner margins for both vSphere and vSAN licenses.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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