New storage products rarely generate as much as enthusiasm as we've seen with VSAN. That’s good.
But I’ve been dismayed to see industry commentary where VSAN gets arbitrarily lumped in with either (a) a gaggle of software-based storage products, or (b) some of the newer software-clothed-in-hardware products.
From my perspective, that’s not ideal. Something important is getting lost in translation.
I see strong, relevant architectural differences between VSAN and everything else that’s out there today.
Maybe those differences are important to people, maybe not — but the distinctions need to be understood and appreciated to be intelligently debated.
So let’s dig in …