Today we are official announcing the launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined solution for hyper-converged infrastructure that is targeted towards vSphere administrators.
Now in its 3rd release, Virtual SAN has been already adopted by a large number of VMware customers in just 15 months. Customers of all industries and sizes, trust Virtual SAN to run their most mission critical applications. Virtual SAN 6.1 adds greater abilities around availability and the management that can perform in the most demanding storage environments. In this new release VMware continues to focus on delivering high performance and increased scale to provide enterprise-class storage for virtualized workloads, including Tier-1 production and business-critical applications.
VMware is expanding the capabilities of Virtual SAN as a platform and is introducing higher levels of enterprise availability and data protection by enhancing the replication capabilities of the solution as well as providing fault tolerance support for multi-processors virtual machines. A critical aspect of Virtual SAN is ensuring that data is never lost. Virtual SAN 6.1 stretched clusters further enable the ability for no interruption in operations even in the event of a complete site failure. The most significant new features and capabilities of Virtual SAN 6.1 are described below: