VMware vSAN is an enterprise-class software, which is included under the vSphere umbrella, that
clusters server disks in order to build simple shared storage specifically designed for VMs. The
solution helps automate storage provisioning, as well as management of virtualized storage clusters in
a self-tuning VM-centric way. Read/write SSD caching enables scaling out on your architecture, and
multi-cloud capabilities ensure consistency of operations.
In the scope of VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN is the software-defined storage feature that is integrated into the VMware hypervisor, ESXi, which is an integral part of vSphere. vSAN from VMware pools storage resources from your designated hypervisor servers and provisions it by using various smart policies. Depending on your business needs, VMware vSAN can also bring in High Availability as a separate vSphere feature.
vSAN, being a vital component of VMware tools, has entered a new age in the latest vSphere 7.0
release. VMware continues to innovate and grows its ecosystem. Not only does it leverage the public
cloud to ensure that legacy applications get the best performance and fault tolerance, but it is now
also compatible with Kubernetes and introduced the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. In other words, VMware
server can now launch and run Kubernetes faster and better.