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.