What is Virtual SAN?
A Virtual SAN is a software defined storage, a product from VMware that enables companies to pool their storage capabilities and to automatically provision virtual machine storage resources through simple policies that are driven by the virtual machine. In addition to this, it also provides the ability to dynamically scale up the storage capacity and performance as required. To put simply, a virtual Storage Area Network is a logical partition in a storage area network. This technology balances the traffic spikes and isolate it within specific volume of a storage area network. When a problem occurs in one VSAN, that problem can be handled with minimum number of interventions to the rest of the network. It helps in mitigating the total system’s vulnerability, the risk of catastrophic data loss, and improve security and resolve data redundancy problems.